Prologue – Acknowledgments – Introduction: Getting in Trouble – Section I: Relationships as Being in the World – Paul William Eaton: Introduction to Section I –Petra Munro Hendry: The Future of Narrative – Roland W. Mitchell: Narrative Inquiry: Stories Lived, Stories Told – Dialogue Interlude 1 – Section II: Listening as Being in the World – Paul William Eaton: Introduction to Section II – Roland W. Mitchell: "Soft Ears" and Hard Topics: Race, Disciplinarity, and Voice in Higher Education – Petra Munro Hendry: Continuing Dilemmas of Life History Research: A Reflexive Account of Feminist Qualitative Inquiry – Dialogue Interlude 2 – Section III: Unknowing as Being in the World – Paul William Eaton: Introduction to Section III – Petra Munro Hendry: Narrative as Inquiry – Becky Atkinson and Roland W. Mitchell "Why Didn’t They Get It?" "Did They Have to Get It?": What Reader Response Theory Has to Offer Narrative Research and Pedagogy – Dialogue Interlude 3 – Un-Conclusion: Entangling Narrative – Index.
Petra Munro Hendry is St. Bernard Endowed Professor in the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.
Roland W. Mitchell is Interim Dean and E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor in the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University.
Paul William Eaton is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University.
"«Troubling Method» is an insightful text about how to think about
qualitative inquiry without a method. This book addresses the
complexities associated with post-moves and it speaks to the
dilemmas one might encounter when leaving methods behind. Instead
of technical and conventional discourse, the authors approach
narratives as ethical engagements in the world speaking to
responsibility, race, gender, technology, spirituality, unthought
and the ways we live in complex ecological and relational systems.
This book challenges readers to redo their narrative methods and
think about narratives differently."
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Professor of Qualitative Research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
“«Troubling Method» nuances narrative research, provokes our thoughts on concepts taken for granted, and invites us all to rethink ways of inquiring from a relational perspective. The vulnerability and transparency the authors share through reflections on doing narrative research over several decades is refreshing and appreciated. Dialogue interludes in each section and the individually authored chapters shed light on the politics of doing inquiry and being a researcher. Whether you are new to narrative approaches or have been doing narrative research for years, this book will make you pause and then compel you to imagine doing inquiry differently.”
Candace R. Kuby, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, University of Missouri