Living Relationally: Tensions of a Narrative Inquirer in the Field

By Andre Glaser.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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This paper is an inquiry into my tensions as a researcher by telling and unpacking two connected events that occurred during a research in a public school in Western Canada. It is divided in two parts. In the first, I bring the events and discuss them narratively, being attentive to how the ways I storied the boy with whom I shared the two moments changed dramatically in a different environment. The second part consists of a more theoretical discussion about narrative inquiry and our human relational ontology, a dialogue with G. H. Mead, Jean Clandinin and Michael Connelly. It is connected to the narration of my experiences and attempts to clarify some of narrative inquiry’s philosophical foundations, grounded in investigations of the relational nature of human consciousness.

Keywords: Narrative Inquiry, G. H. Mead, Jean Clandinin

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.21-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 5, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 320.050KB)).

Dr. Andre Glaser

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Education, Department of Elementary Education,, Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development (CRTED), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada