Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
versão impressa ISSN 1413-294X
ROCHA-COUTINHO, Maria Lúcia. Oral narrative, discourse analysis and gender studies. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.1, pp. 65-69. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2006000100008.
In this work we argue that Gender Studies can be seen as part of the new tradition in science, that some authors call post-empirical, which questions the objectivity of knowledge and the impersonality of researchers and which takes the interpretative dimension of social reality as important. In accordance with this tradition, we believe that the use of oral narrative and of discourse analysis can be a rich and powerful instrument to a better understanding of women and men and, thus, can greatly contribute to Gender Studies in Social Sciences, in general, and in Psychology, in particular.
Palavras-chave : oral narrative; discourse analysis; gender studies.