Fictionalizing life stories: Yukee the wine thief

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Abstract

This narrative is a fictionalization of a story an informant shared during a research interview. The story was so compelling that standard social science formats did not seem to fit. Although the core narrative is faithful to the man's account, details from the life history accounts of other informants who had sexually abused children and/or who had been sexually abused as children flesh out the present account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-705
Number of pages15
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Keywords

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Life history research
  • Narrative research
  • Postmodernism
  • Poststructuralism
  • Writing social science

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