Interpretive biography

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Sage, Sep 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 95 pages
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Like all writing, biographies are interpretive. They require no less than organizing into text the chaos of human existence. In Interpretive Biography Denzin combines one of the oldest techniques in the social sciences and humanities with one of the newest. Bringing in elements of postmodernism and interpretive social science, he reexamines the biographical and autobiographical genres. In addition, the book outlines a new way in which biographies should be conceptualized and shaped.

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Contents

Editors Introduction
5
Acknowledgments
12
A Clarification of Terms
27
Copyright

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Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology and Humanities, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books, including The Qualitative Manifesto, Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire, and Performance Ethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, editor of International Review of Qualitative Research, editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction, and founding Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.