Intellectual histories and the academic drama of narrative inquiry

Jairo Isaac Fúnez-Flores


The article draws on Victor Turner’s (1980) heuristic concept of social drama to construct an academic drama between diverging intellectual genealogies. It reviews narrative inquiry’s intellectual history and uses a dramaturgical perspective throughout to emphasize the varying diverging narrative paths this form of inquiry has taken. The intellectual history reviewed is not exhaustive but rather limited to a few scholars involved in developing narrative inquiry into a methodology and as a counter-narrative practice. 


Narrative inquiry. Counternarratives. Social drama.

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