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Metaphors – A Path to Narrative Understanding
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9714-577X
2010 (English)In: International Journal for Human Caring, ISSN 1091-5710, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 60-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article illustrates the process of narrative hermeneutic interpretation. Narratives could be analyzed and understood as text on different levels of interpretation. Analyzing narrative structure by means of emplotment focuses on how the story is narrated. Further understanding is promoted by analyses of narrative content – what the text talks about – and could be revealed by metaphors used by participants or constructed by the researcher. I will argue in favor of metaphors not only as analytic tools but also as means to communicate findings. Through their ability to make connections between language and body metaphors can facilitate appropriation of new understandings.

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Harrisburg, USA: International Association for Human Caring , 2010. Vol. 14, no 2, p. 60-69
Keywords [en]
Hermeneutics, narrative analysis, narrative representation, Ricoeur, suffering, metaphors, drama
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-8167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-8167DiVA, id: diva2:293532
Available from: 2010-02-11 Created: 2010-02-11 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved

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