1st Edition

Sharing Qualitative Research Showing Lived Experience and Community Narratives

Edited By Susan Gair, Ariella van Luyn Copyright 2017
    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In an era of rapid technological change, are qualitative researchers taking advantage of new and innovative ways to gather, analyse and share community narratives?

    Sharing Qualitative Research presents innovative methods for harnessing creative storytelling methodologies and technologies that help to inspire and transform readers and future research. In exploring a range of collaborative and original social research approaches to addressing social problems, this text grapples with the difficulties of working with communities. It also offers strategies for working ethically with narratives, while also challenging traditional, narrower definitions of what constitutes communities.

    The book is unique in its cross-disciplinary spectrum, community narratives focus and showcase of arts-based and emerging digital technologies for working with communities. A timely collection, it will be of interest to interdisciplinary researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners in fields including anthropology, ethnography, cultural studies, community arts, literary studies, social work, health and education.

    Introduction: Research with Impact: A Literature Review of Community-Driven Qualitative Research, Ethics and Representation  Part I: Engagement with Marginalised Communities  1. Digital Storytelling with Disabled Youth: Community-Based Narrative Research Meets Digital Culture  2. Telling Our Own Stories of Recovery: The Transformative Power of Indigenous Storytelling  3. Our True Colours: A Storytelling Project by Women from Refugee Backgrounds  4. Animal Narrativity: Showing Lived Experiences in the More-Than-Human World  Part II: Creative Representations of Research Data  5. The Listening ‘I’: Children’s Emotional and Affective Representations of Place  6. Ripples and Reflections: Photovoice and Community Narratives of Climate Change  7. Sharing the Visible and Invisible Domains of Lived Experiences with the Ambonwari of Papua New Guinea  Part III: Methodologies for Working with Community Narratives and Lived Experience  8. Organic Inquiry: The Empathic Validity of Research in Partnership with Spirit  9. Writing Down Your Sorrow: Exploring the Influence of Story Writing on the Grief Healing Process after Stillbirth Loss  10. Writing 'With' Not 'About': Case Examples in Cooperative Inquiry  Part IV: Harnessing New Technologies to Share Research Narratives  11. Transmedia Storytelling and Community Narratives  12. Engaging the Community as Content Creators: Case Study Research in Grassroots Media Production in the Library Sector  13. Place-Based Stories and Digital Tools: Locative Literature and Regional Writing Communities  14. Conclusion: Where to From Here? Theorising Narrative Qualitative Research Practices with Communities


    Susan Gair is Associate Professor at James Cook University, Australia.

    Ariella van Luyn is Lecturer at James Cook University, Australia.