Innovations in Narrative and Metaphor

Methodologies and Practices

  • Sandy Farquhar
  • Esther Fitzpatrick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Innovations in Narrative and Metaphor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Esther Fitzpatrick, Sandy Farquhar
      Pages 3-14
    3. Sandy Farquhar, Esther Fitzpatrick
      Pages 15-26
  3. Writing as Craft

  4. Ethics and Rethinking Narrative Research

  5. Metaphor and Fictional Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Andrew Gibbons, David W. Kupferman
      Pages 167-181
  6. Personal Storytelling

  7. Performance and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Alys Longley, Ralph Buck
      Pages 253-266
    3. Kathryn Grushka, Miranda Lawry, Katishe Grudnoff
      Pages 267-286
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-288

About this book


This book pursues an interdisciplinary approach to open a discourse on innovative methodologies and practices associated with narrative and metaphor. Scholars from diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences report on how they use narrative and/or metaphor in their scholarship/research to arrive at new ways of seeing, thinking about and acting in the world. The book provides a range of methodological chapters for academics and practitioners alike. Each chapter discusses various aspects of the author’s transformative methodologies and practices and how they contribute to the lives of others in their field. In this regard, the authors address traditional disciplines such as history and geography, as well as professional practices such as counselling, teaching and community work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sandy Farquhar
    • 1
  • Esther Fitzpatrick
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6113-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6114-2
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