The Biographical Turn

The Biographical Turn

While biography has been on the rise in academia since the 1980s, this volume highlights the theoretical implications of the biographical turn that is changing the humanities.

Author: Hans Renders

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315469560

Category: History

Page: 222

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The Biographical Turn showcases the latest research through which the field of biography is being explored. Fifteen leading scholars in the field present the biographical perspective as a scholarly research methodology, investigating the consequences of this bottom-up approach and illuminating its value for different disciplines. While biography has been on the rise in academia since the 1980s, this volume highlights the theoretical implications of the biographical turn that is changing the humanities. Chapters cover subjects such as gender, religion, race, new media and microhistory, presenting biography as as a research methodology suited not only for historians but also for explorations in areas including literature studies, sociology, economics and politics. By emphasizing agency, the use of primary sources and the critical analysis of context and historiography, this book demonstrates how biography can function as a scholarly methodology for a wide range of topics and fields of research. International in scope, The Biographical Turn emphasizes that the individual can have a lasting impact on the past and that lives that are now forgotten can be as important for the historical narrative as the biographies of kings and presidents. It is a valuable resource for all students of biography, history and historical theory.
Categories: History

The Turn to Biographical Methods in Social Science

The Turn to Biographical Methods in Social Science

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 ...

Author: Prue Chamberlayne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134585373

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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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 *generational change *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. Biographical Methods in the Social Sciences promotes debate and provides opportunities for students and researchers to widen their uses of narrative research.
Categories: Social Science

Using Biographical and Life History Approaches in the Study of Adult and Lifelong Learning

Using Biographical and Life History Approaches in the Study of Adult and Lifelong Learning

The Biographical Turn The application of biographical methods in social science
- the " biographical turn " , in the wider sense ( Chamberlayne et al . 2000 ; see
also Bertaux 1981 ; Rosenthal 1995 ) - has partly to be understood as a reaction
 ...

Author: Linden West

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000067221028

Category: Education

Page: 310

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"Second in a series of edited volumes resulting from conferences and seminars organized by the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults"--Preface.
Categories: Education

Lives of the illustrious The Biographical magazine ed by J P Edwards

Lives of the illustrious  The Biographical magazine  ed  by J P  Edwards

Biographical magazine John Passmore Edwards ... The royal hand was shown
this time we have a faint gleam of the in many ways , in turning out the
coalicoming glory of the effigies of John Bull . tion , and in establishing the Pitt
minisIn the ...

Author: Biographical magazine

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590087493

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Biographical Research Methods

Biographical Research Methods

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, ...

Author: Robert Lee Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106018094224

Category: Science

Page: 1648

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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.
Categories: Science

Biography and Social Exclusion in Europe

Biography and Social Exclusion in Europe

Chamberlayne , P . , Bornat , J . and Wengraf , T . ( 2000a ) ' Introduction : the
biographical turn ' in P . Chamberlayne , J . Bornat and T . Wengraf ( eds ) The
turn to biographical methods in social science : Comparative issues and
examples ...

Author: Prue Chamberlayne

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026000260

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

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Based on 250 life-story interviews in seven European Union countries, Biography and social exclusion in Europe: analyses personal struggles against social exclusion to illuminate local milieus and changing welfare regimes and contexts;points to challenging new agendas for European politics and welfare, beyond the rhetoric of communitarianism and the New Deal;vividly illustrates the lived experience and environmental complexity working for and against structural processes of social exclusion;refashions the interpretive tradition as a teaching and research tool linking macro and micro realities.. vbTab]. vbTab]. vbTab]Students, academic teachers and professional trainers, practitioners, politicians, policy makers and researchers in applied and comparative welfare fields will all benefit from reading this book."
Categories: Political Science

The Biographical History of Philosophy

The Biographical History of Philosophy

We now see that the fact , which was imagined to be simple , namely , that " the
persons did not push , " turns out to be excessively dubious , namely , “ they were
not conscious of pushing . " If we come to examine such a case , we find ...

Author: George Henry Lewes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003332346

Category: Philosophers

Page: 801

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Categories: Philosophers

Nova Scotia Archives Selections from the public documents of the province of Nova Scotia Pub under a resolution of the House of Assembly passed March 15 1865 Ed by T B Akins The translations from the French by B Curren 1869

Nova Scotia Archives      Selections from the public documents of the province of Nova Scotia  Pub  under a resolution of the House of Assembly passed March 15  1865  Ed  by T B  Akins  The translations from the French by B  Curren  1869

Biographical notice of , 1i . ... letter to Gen. perity of the province , 472 ; provincial
Whitmore , 463 . troops , 475 ; Massachusetts forces to reMoreau , J. Baptiste ,
540 ; Biographical turn home , 476 ; advertisement of pronotice of , 558 . posal to
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000007311079

Category: Archives

Page:

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Categories: Archives

The Biographical History of Philosophy from Its Origin in Greece Down to the Present Day

The Biographical History of Philosophy from Its Origin in Greece Down to the Present Day

We now see that the fact , which was imagined to be simple , namely , that " the
persons did not push , " turns out to be excessively dubious , namely , “ they were
not conscious of pushing . ” If we come to examine such a case , we find ...

Author: George Henry Lewes

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094320850

Category: Philosophers

Page: 801

View: 216

Categories: Philosophers

Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

something like a turn is manifest , especially the summer semesters courses of
1927 and 1928 , Kant and the Problem of ... What may be termed the “
biographical turn ” of Heidegger will be more comprehensible the more clearly it
is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007471795

Category: Philosophy

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Categories: Philosophy

Recognizing Biography

Recognizing Biography

Hence it is as Donne ' s convert and this enclave ' s intimate that Walton assumes
the authority to establish the symbolic ... two interrelated notions of conversion
upon and about which Waltonian and much subsequent English biography turn .

Author: William H. Epstein

Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019071250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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Epstein's narrative interweaves interpretive and theoretical chapters as it emplots the discourse of English biography from Walton to Strachey. In this way familiar generic relationships between biographer, subject, life, text, falsehood, and readership are analyzed in specific (if constantly shifting) historical, literary, cultural, and economic texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Biographical Methods and Professional Practice

Biographical Methods and Professional Practice

This text provides examples of how such approaches have been applied in practice settings & in policy initiatives.

Author: Chamberlayne, Prue

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861344922

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 340

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Biographical methods combine a focus on lifetime individual experience as a component of understanding human agency with an examination of interactions with social structures & institutions. This text provides examples of how such approaches have been applied in practice settings & in policy initiatives.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Biographical Cyclopaedia of American Women

The Biographical Cyclopaedia of American Women

... cleaning stables and milking cows , mined to be an animal painter too . doing
everything turn and turn about . Although she had made up her mind to be “
There was much noise and jollity , " adds an animal painter , she had already
become ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118471148

Category: Women

Page:

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Categories: Women

Documents of Life Revisited

Documents of Life Revisited

A rich examination of the methods and methodologies associated with contemporary research in the social sciences and humanities, this book will be of interest to those concerned with the use and importance of biographical and narrative ...

Author: Professor Liz Stanley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472401052

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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The cultural and narrative turn has had a considerable impact upon research in the social sciences as well as in the arts and humanities, with Ken Plummer's Documents of Life constituting a central text in the turn towards to narrative, biographical and qualitative methodologies, challenging and changing the nature of research in sociology and further afield. Bringing together the latest research on auto/biographical and narrative methods, Documents of Life Revisited offers a sympathetic yet critical engagement with Plummer's work, exploring a range of different kinds of life documents and delineating a critical humanist methodology for researching and writing about these. A rich examination of the methods and methodologies associated with contemporary research in the social sciences and humanities, this book will be of interest to those concerned with the use and importance of biographical and narrative sources and documents of life investigations. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, social anthropologists and geographers, as well as scholars of cultural studies and cultural history, literary studies and library, archive and cultural management, social policy and medical studies.
Categories: Social Science

Now Then

Now   Then

Here the biographical turn aside to write my biography of Elizabeth approach
was used for a descriptive and 1. Moreover , Lytton Strachey and his fol-
analytical study , revealing the potentialities of lowers were then opening up
historical bio ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000752269G

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Eurocriminology

Eurocriminology

As to the two sexes , men commit more drug - related crimes for money for buying
drugs while women rather turn to ... The time of first drug use - alcohol left out of
consideration - was determined as the biographical turning - point in this Table ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000025899979

Category: Criminology

Page:

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Categories: Criminology

The Journal of Japanese Studies

The Journal of Japanese Studies

European archaeologists and explorers devoted considerable energy to locating
in eastern India sites associated with Sākyamuni that were described in the
growing body of translated Buddhist literature . ? The biographical turn in
European ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063380524

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Mass Communication

Mass Communication

He sees the heroes of popular biographies shifting from important figures in the
traditional basic institutions of society ( for ... captains of industry , empire builders
) around the turn of the century , to idols of justice ( politicians ) just prior to World
 ...

Author: Charles Robert Wright

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: UCAL:B3988233

Category: Mass media

Page: 179

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Categories: Mass media