In this book review, I examine the functionality and usability of Critical Approaches to Life Writing Methods in Qualitative Research by Mulvihill and Swaminathan by interrogating my own preconceptions of life writing and how they informed my purview. The authors of this book map out distinct life writing methods by building on seminal literary and scholarly work. Through their use of metaphors, theory, and frameworks, the authors paint each life writing method canvas in a way that is tangible and appropriate to both novice and seasoned investigators. By coalescing life writing with critical theory, the authors describe an important perspective on life writing, and how it may be integrated into the research process.
Life Writing, Narrative Methods, Qualitative Research, Critical Theory, Methodology
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Majid, U. (2018). The Functionality and Usability of Critical Approaches to Life Writing Methods in Qualitative Research: A Book Review. The Qualitative Report, 23(8), 1948-1951. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3665