Intellectual histories and the academic drama of narrative inquiry


  • Jairo Isaac Fúnez-Flores Purdue University



Narrative inquiry. Counternarratives. Social drama.


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. 


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Biografia do Autor

Jairo Isaac Fúnez-Flores, Purdue University

Ph.D. candidate in curriculum studies at Purdue University. He has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in sociology. His work is informed by decolonial theory and is focused on university student movements in Latin America. He is currently doing an ethnographic study centered around the ways in which university student activists in Honduras understand and construct identities, knowledges, practices of resistance through collective action within, across, and beyond the public university.


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FÚNEZ-FLORES, J. I. Intellectual histories and the academic drama of narrative inquiry. Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa (Auto)biográfica, [S. l.], v. 3, n. 9, p. 871–884, 2018. DOI: 10.31892/rbpab2525-426X.2018.v3.n9.p871-884. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 maio. 2024.