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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The story provides a context for understanding the crying. I hesitate to use the
word story to refer to this type of narrative. Story carries a connotation of
falsehood or misrepresentation, as in the expression, "That is only a story."
Narrative has ...
In all these cases, however, the pressures of recounting will also still drive the
holder of the biographer to deal with these traumatic contexts of events or the
muddled, unprocessed mass of experience, with its contradictory qualities of ...
The new thematic experiential connection must be announced or at least be
indicated in anticipation, giving a reference to a partial aspect or the overall
context of the respective cognitive figure. • The narrator must be able to assume
that the ...
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