Narrative Networks : Storied Approaches in a Digital Age
Narrative is a fundamental means whereby we make sense of our own lives and of the world around us. The stories we tell, and are being told, shape our identities, relationships and world-views. In a rapidly changing digital society where blogging and social networking have become natural communication channels, the platforms for the creation and exchange of all kinds of narratives are ever-growing.
This book responds to the dynamic and modern production and consumption of stories of all kinds in popular and academic cultures. It offers a complete discussion of the underlying philosophical and methodological issues of narrative and personal narrative research as well as applying these to the current digital climate. It also provides practical guidance on data management and use of software for the narrative researcher.
Illustrated with examples from a range of fields and disciplines as well as the author’s own work on hacking cultures and cultural activism, this title is a must for anyone wanting to learn about narrative networks and how to conduct successful narrative research in a modern age.