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Biographical research methods have become a useful and popular tool for contemporary social scientists. This book combines an exploration of the historical and philosophical origins of this important field of qualitative research with comparative examples of the different ways that biographical methods have been successfully applied internationally. Through these many illustrative examples of socio-biography in process the authors show how formal textual analysis, whilst uncovering hidden emotional defences, can also shed light on wider historical processes of societal transformation.
Topics discussed include:
*individual and linked lives
*political influences on memory and identity
*biographical work in reflexive societies
*narrativity and empowerment in professional practice
*ways of theorising and generalising from case-studies.
|Item Type:||Edited Book|
|Copyright Holders:||2000 Routledge|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
|Depositing User:||Katy Gagg|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010 12:18|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 20:50|
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