Documents of Life 2: An Invitation to A Critical Humanism, Volume 2

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SAGE, Mar 20, 2001 - Social Science - 306 pages
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Documents of Life was originally published in 1983 and became a classic text, providing both a persuasive argument for a particular approach and a manifesto for social research. As a critique of anti-humanist methodology in the social sciences, it championed the use of life stories and other personal documents in research which are now widely used today. This book is a substantially revised and expanded version which takes on recent developments.

Providing numerous illustrations from a range of life documents, the book traces the history of the method, examines ways of 'doing life story' research, and discusses the many political and ethical issues raised by such research. The whole book has been substantially re-written and

  

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Plummer has an international reputation as a distinguished scholar of social interaction and human sexuality. He is professor of sociology at the University of Essex in England.

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