Biographical research methods, Volume 1
The life history or biographical research method was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century and, after a period of eclipse caused by the rise of quantitative methods, is enjoying a resurgence of interest. This burgeoning of interest is enough that we can now speak of a biographical `turn' as the social sciences
These four volumes present the first established collection of the biographical method literature and brings together the many diverse strands. The set will serve to set the canon for this re-established research area.
The collection is organized around eight themes: the classical statements dominated by the pre-war American `'Chicago School' of sociology; the neo-classical statements of the first wave of renewed interest in the 1970s; interviewing, including reflexivity, recall and narrative structures; analysis and the principles of selection in generating stories for narrative biographical interviews; biographical concepts such as life courses and generations; transitions and social trauma; biography and social policy; and controversies in biographical research.
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memories." Orit had her own a priori ideas of the interview. She did not think Dan
was interested in her in her own right, but rather as the granddaughter of Olga.
After two short stories of her childhood in Yerucham1' (shoplifting from the stores,
It was Orit who asked to accompany her grandmother in the first place: "I said
jokingly: 'Me too' ... sort of a 'small revenge.'" Even if her first motive was the
jealously she felt toward her brother's planned trip to the United States, Orit
exhibited a ...
It must be asked: Why was it Orit who was left out of her mother's narration? Why
did this omission include her daughter's and her mother's trip to Warsaw? It is
more difficult to believe that this trip was unimportant for Olga. One can sense ...
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