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Understanding healthy ageing using a qualitative approach: the value of narratives and individual biographies

JD Carpentieri and Jane Elliott

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The use of narrative methods within the sociology of health and illness is now well established. This type of qualitative approach allows for a focus on subjective experiences and for an ... More


The Narrative Complexity of Ordinary Life: Tales from the Coffee Shop

William L. Randall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199930432
eISBN:
9780190267193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930432.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Every day of life, we are enmeshed in countless storylines: those we spin around the experiences we remember, the people we relate to, and the world we inhabit, plus what others spin around us. And ... More


Wisdom, Aging, and Stories

Amia Lieblich

in Narratives of Positive Aging: Seaside Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199918041
eISBN:
9780190222437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199918041.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Wisdom is a concept that has made a gradual comeback to psychology, and has a special place in the current view of narratives and aging. This chapter discusses several current contributions to the ... More


In the Beginning: The Story Behind the Book

William L Randall

in The Narrative Complexity of Ordinary Life: Tales from the Coffee Shop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199930432
eISBN:
9780190267193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930432.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins the book by clarifying that it has been written in a coffee shop, a supremely down-to-earth setting that has storytelling at its core and where the narrative complexity—and ... More


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