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The Biographer as Archaeologist

William St Clair

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Numerous literary biographies of famous authors were normally shaped by the quantity and the nature of the surviving primary documentary evidences such as diaries, letters, notes of constructions, ... More


The biographical turn in health studies

Wendy Rickard

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter provides an overview of existing biographical methods in health studies. The focus comes from the author's own efforts over the past few years to draw together a picture of some ... More


Biographical methods and social policy in European perspective

Prue Chamberlayne

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines some of the ways in which biographical methods have challenged the established approaches to social policy, and how this challenge varies and develops in different European ... More


Introduction

Ursula Apitzsch, Joanna Bornat, and Prue Chamberlayne

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book discusses the relevance of biographical methods and the contextualised understanding of human agency as keys in professional interventions. Its interest lies in the effectiveness of ... More


Biographies, family histories and discursive psychology

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter outlines a mix of biographical and discursive methods, showing how they can be used to look at people's accounts of their care relationships. It suggests a number of particularly useful ... More


In quest of teachers’ professional identity: the life story as a methodological tool

Marie-Françoise Chanfrault-Duchet

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Combining literary with life history analysis of teacher's narratives, this chapter is concerned with how personal lives interact with changes in professional practice in the teaching of French in ... More


Conversation: reading between the lines

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter asks what can be learned by juxtaposing the accounts of Sherleen, Stan, Karin, and Devon. The case studies capture some of the microprocesses and practices of social and personal change ... More


The social subject in biographical interpretive methods: emotional, mute, creative, divided

Andrew Cooper

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter asks questions about the conceptualisation of the ontology of the social subject that informs biographical methods of research. This chapter was conceived after the author's experience ... More


Ghost writers: using biographical methods across languages

Bogusia Temple

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses problems relating to the translation of interview data in research, pointing out that the positioning of the translator in the discourse should be made explicit. It uses the ... More


methodological approaches, practices and reflections

Julia Brannen and Ann Nilsen

in Transitions to parenthood in Europe: A comparative life course perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428646
eISBN:
9781447307563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428646.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The chapter outlines the design of the Transitions study and the rationale for an embedded, multilayered case study design. It provides an overview of the methods with particular reference to ... More


Two sides to the care story: illustrating the analytic potential

Liz Forbat

in Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents two case studies that illustrate the powerful analytic potential of biographical methods and discursive psychology in exploring different accounts of care within the same ... More


Routine sanctions, humiliation and human struggle: qualitative biographies of young people’s experience of live marginality

Linda Brooks

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Linda Brooks examines the impact of the current government austerity measures experienced at a local charity based in the borough of Castle Point in Essex. Linda draws from first-hand experience of ... More


The marginalisation of care:young care leavers’ experiences of professional relationships

Emma Davidson and Lisa Whittaker

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Emma Davidson and Lisa Whittaker, see young people as becoming the ‘new poor’ as they struggle to cope with increasingly precarious transitions into in (ter)dependent living. Care leavers across the ... More


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