The main aim of this course is to explore different aspects of narrative construction and the intersection between ‘personal life stories’, broader societal, cultural and institutionally shaped narratives. A related aim is to grapple with the consideration that narratives are always partial representations. What comes to be represented through narrative means are diverse and often divergent versions and viewpoints about personal-social issues. Diversity content and approaches are an integral part of this course which rests on the diversity of perspectives and how they cut across levels of activities. We will be drawing from various interdisciplinary sources and work, in the course, to derive implications for social work knowledge and practice.
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