Narrative in Other Disciplines

Narrative is a deeply human, linguistic process, a kind of primal developmental impulse. We are storytelling creatures. We do not just tell stories; we live them, create them, define ourselves through them. Our narratives are the expressive, temporal medium through which we construct our functioning personnae and give meaning to our experience (p. xvi).

Hopkins, R. (1994). Narrative schooling: Experiential learning and the transformation of American education. New York: Teachers College Press.


Amsterdam, A. G., & Bruner, J. (2000). Minding the law. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Binder, G., & Weisberg, R. (2000). Literary criticisms of law. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Bruner, J. (2002). Making stories: Law, literature, life. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

French, R. R. (1996). Of narrative in law and anthropology. Law and Society Review, 30(2), 417-435.


Ewick, P., & Silbey, S. S. (1995). Subversive stories and hegemonic tales: Toward a sociology of narrative. Law & Society Review, 29(2), 197-226.

Franzosi, R. (1998). Narrative analysis – or why (and how) sociologists should be interested in narrative. Annual Review of Sociology, 24, 517-554.

Gotham, K. F., & Staples, W. G. (1996). Narrative analysis and the new historical sociology. The Sociological Quarterly, 37, 481-501.

Holstein, J. A., & Gubrium, J. F. (1999). The self we live by: Narrative identity in a postmodern world. New York: Oxford University Press.


Belzen, J. A. (1996). Beyond a classic? Hjlamar Sunden’s role theory and contemporary narrative theory. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 6(3), 181-199.

Brockelman, P. (1992). The inside story: A narrative approach to religious understanding and truth. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Coleman, W. (1999). Tribal talk: Black theology, hermeneutics, and African/American ways of “telling the story”. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Day, J. M. (1993). Speaking of belief: Language, performance, and and narrative in the psychology of religion. The International Journal for the Society of Religion, 3(4), 213-229.

Fasching, D. F., & Dechant, D. (2001). Comparative religious ethics: A narrative approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Hauerwas, S., & Jones, L. E. (Eds.). (1997). Why narrative? Readings in narrative theology. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Mantin, R. (2000). “The journey is home”: Some theological reflections on narrative spirituality as process. Journal of Beliefs & Values, 21(2), 157-167.

Sauter, G., & Barton, J. (Eds.). (2000). Revelation and story: Narrative theology and the centrality of story. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Simpkinson, C., & Simpkinson, A. (Eds.). (1993). Sacred stories: A celebration of the power of stories to transform and heal. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Turner, L. (2007). First person plural: Self-unity and self-multiplicity in theology’s dialogue with psychology. Zygon, 42(1), 7-24.

Organizational Studies

Allan, J., Fairtlough, G., & Heinzen, B. (2002). The power of the tale: Using narratives for organisational success. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons.

Corvellac, H. (1996). Stories of achievement: Narrative features of organizational performance. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Czarniawska, B. (1997). A narrative approach to organization studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Czarniawska, B. (1997). Narrating the organization: Drama of institutional identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Denning, S. (2001). The springboard: How storytelling ignites action in knowledge-era organizations. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Gabriel, Y. (2000). Storytelling in organizations: Facts, fictions, and fantasies. New York: Oxford University Press.