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ERIC Number: EJ864202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Seeing into Suspicion: Weighing the Probabilities of Contending Narratives, Developing as a Narrative Inquirer
Lyons, Nona
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n2 p103-112 2010
The author investigates the recent, surprising discovery of the invention of suspicion in the development of 16th century English drama to consider how this discovery might contribute to a new elaboration of narrative inquiry, specifically, to new ways of becoming a narrative inquirer. In her book, "The Invention of Suspicion," scholar and author Lorna Hutson (2007), explained "that important changes took place in dramatic narrative--or the way of telling a story on stage--in late sixteenth-century England that corresponded closely to developments in the popular legal culture" (p. 1). Huston identified the origins of the word invention as meaning not something newly created but something discovered or uncovered, in this case about suspicion and how people come to know others' sometimes hidden motives. Hutson argued that 16th-century England saw the flowering of the uses of realism in English drama which was the direct result of a more frequent use in England of evidence and its evaluation in the law. The author takes up this idea of the invention of suspicion in drama with its interest in proof and evidence, and uncertainty in judging people's motives to explore how this way of knowing could similarly shape inquiries into contending narratives of any day's investigation, offering through the study of such dramas the possibility of a new way of becoming a narrative inquirer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)