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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Qualitative Research

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...philosophy, literary criticism, linguistics, and psychotherapy, narrative analyses assume that much can be learned from the ways that individuals tell stories and converse with one another. Pioneers of these methods include William Labov , Elliott Mishler , Gordon Gee , and Catherine Reissman . Two basic variants of narrative techniques include analysis of interviews about life experiences (with an emphasis upon natural story-telling) and analyses of conversation and discourse. The former approach shares some features in common with narrative therapy in...

Social Justice

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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...of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a conceptual frame for social work practice. Reichert contends that a human rights approach encompasses “a more comprehensive and defined set of guidelines for social work practice than social justice” ( 2003 , p. 13). As Catherine MacDonald claims ( 2006 , p. 176), “Social work practice can be seen as promoting a universalist view of social justice balanced by and expressed through a relativist view of human needs, varying from person to person, context to context.” She suggests that a human rights-based...

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