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Doing Poetic inquiry

Owton, Helen (2017). Doing Poetic inquiry. Palgrave Pivot. Palgrave.

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This book offers a phenomenologically-inspired approach to sharing stories via ‘poetic inquiry’, a research approach that is rapidly gaining popularity within psychology and the wider social sciences. Owton begins by framing how poetry can appeal to all of the senses, how it can offer readers a shared experience of the world and why poetry should be used as a research approach. Chapters explore various aspects of poetic inquiry including poetry as data, turning data into poetry, poetry as literature review and poetry as reflective writing. The final chapters consider how one might draw on characterising traits to judge poetic inquiry, and how poetry might resonate with audiences to effect wider dissemination of research. This interdisciplinary exploration will be of interest to scholars in psychology, sociology, social work, and literature, as well as to medical and sports practitioners.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 3-319-64576-5, 978-3-319-64576-6
Keywords: poetic inquiry; poetry; arts-based methods; phenomenology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
Item ID: 49504
Depositing User: Helen Owton
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 17:16
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