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Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Doing Poetic Inquiry

Authors: Owton, Helen

  • Offers insight into a research method applicable to a range of social science disciplines
  • Presents guidance on how to conduct poetic inquiry and the benefits of the method
  • Explores the possibility of poetry as therapy
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Helen Owton is a chartered psychologist and Lecturer in Sport and Fitness and Associate Lecturer in Social Psychology at The Open University. She has published numerous papers employing creative methodologies, specifically poetry and art, and won the ‘Citation for Excellence’ award from the Qualitative Methods of Psychology section of the British Psychological Society.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64577-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64576-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doing Poetic Inquiry
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64577-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64577-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64576-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 141
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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