Analysing group agency through narrative interviews

Cooperation and crisis in coexistence education organizations in Israel

  • Lena Kahle
Keywords: Agency, Interaction, Israeli society, Narrative interviews, Reconstructive analysis


The basis of cooperation is recognition and a common agenda. Cooperation is part of the agency of social groups in a professional setting. Working together for a common goal implies a shared concept. Especially in organizations with an educational or social agenda, agency refers to shared knowledge and empowerment.
This article focuses on the reflection of societal power structures and the impact of the minority-majority relationship in the analysis of agency. Social conflicts not only play a role in political commitment in general, but are also a constant source of difficulties in a work context in which colleagues are comrades and friends. By analysing narrative interviews with actors in Coexistence Education in Israel this article discusses the premises of group agency.

How to Cite
Kahle, L. (2019). Analysing group agency through narrative interviews. Communication & Language at Work, 6(1), 3-15.