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Biographical research, Brian Roberts

Label
Biographical research
Title
Biographical research
Statement of responsibility
Brian Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the methodological and theoretical developments associated with research on lives in sociology oral history, ethnography, biography, and narrative analysis
Member of
Cataloging source
BDS
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1950-
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Roberts, Brian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Understanding social research
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  • Biography as a literary form
  • Biography
Label
Biographical research, Brian Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Foreword by Alan Bryman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Series editor's foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Introduction: biographical research.
  • p. 1
  • Biographical research: defining the field.
  • p. 1
  • development of biographical research.
  • p. 3
  • Methodological issues.
  • p. 6
  • researcher's role.
  • p. 13
  • Theoretical approaches.
  • p. 14
  • Biographical research.
  • p. 15
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Uses of biographical research.
  • p. 18
  • Uses of biographical research.
  • p. 18
  • Disciplines and contexts.
  • p. 22
  • Education.
  • p. 23
  • Oral history.
  • p. 24
  • Health and ageing.
  • p. 25
  • Feminist research.
  • p. 28
  • Narratives of the body and sexuality.
  • p. 29
  • Autobiography and biography.
  • p. 30
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 31
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • life history.
  • p. 33
  • life history.
  • p. 33
  • Individual lives and social structures.
  • p. 34
  • Life history data and method.
  • p. 37
  • Deviance, career, becoming.
  • p. 40
  • Case studies.
  • p. 42
  • Types of interpretation.
  • p. 46
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 50
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Autobiography and biography.
  • p. 52
  • Autobiography and biography--definitions.
  • p. 52
  • Genre.
  • p. 56
  • Issues in autobiography and biography.
  • p. 60
  • Letters, diaries, memoirs and other personal 'artefacts'.
  • p. 62
  • Case study.
  • p. 66
  • Fiction and non-fiction.
  • p. 69
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 71
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Auto/biography and sociology.
  • p. 73
  • Auto/biography--definitions and relations.
  • p. 73
  • Individual experiences and auto/biographical writing.
  • p. 75
  • Feminism and auto/biography.
  • p. 77
  • Intertextuality--written and oral texts.
  • p. 78
  • Hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative texts.
  • p. 80
  • Time perspectives--Mead, Schutz and Ricoeur.
  • p. 82
  • researcher as an auto/biographer.
  • p. 84
  • researcher and the researched subject.
  • p. 87
  • Individual lives and social lives.
  • p. 88
  • Case study.
  • p. 88
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 91
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 92
  • 6.
  • Oral history.
  • p. 93
  • Oral history--definitions.
  • p. 93
  • Uses and types of oral history.
  • p. 95
  • Origins.
  • p. 97
  • Development and purpose.
  • p. 99
  • Ethics.
  • p. 104
  • Evidence, truth and the researcher.
  • p. 104
  • Political standpoint.
  • p. 107
  • Case study.
  • p. 110
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 113
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 113
  • 7.
  • narrative analysis of lives.
  • p. 115
  • Narrative analysis--definitions.
  • p. 115
  • Narrative analysis.
  • p. 117
  • Time and narrative.
  • p. 123
  • Myth and narrative.
  • p. 124
  • Case study.
  • p. 128
  • Other 'models' of life study.
  • p. 130
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 132
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Memory and autobiography.
  • p. 134
  • Types of memory.
  • p. 134
  • social transmission of memories.
  • p. 140
  • Case study.
  • p. 142
  • Family and group memories.
  • p. 144
  • Public and private memories.
  • p. 145
  • Methodological issues: recollection and selectivity.
  • p. 147
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 148
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Ethnography and biographical research.
  • p. 151
  • Fieldwork, ethnography and participant observation--definition and practice.
  • p. 152
  • Research roles.
  • p. 152
  • Methodological issues.
  • p. 153
  • Ethnography and key informants.
  • p. 154
  • Reflexivity and the researcher's life experience of ethnography.
  • p. 157
  • Ethnographic texts.
  • p. 160
  • Case study.
  • p. 162
  • Oral traditions and biography.
  • p. 164
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 165
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 166
  • 10.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 167
  • Disciplines.
  • p. 169
  • biographical turn.
  • p. 169
  • Identity.
  • p. 170
  • Time.
  • p. 171
  • Memory.
  • p. 172
  • Researcher's self.
  • p. 172
  • Methodology.
  • p. 173
  • New technology.
  • p. 173
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 174
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 175
  • Glossary.
  • p. 176
  • References.
  • p. 178
  • Index.
  • p. 200
Control code
b30020140307
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9780335202874
Lccn
2001021067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Biographical research, Brian Roberts
Publication
Note
Foreword by Alan Bryman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Series editor's foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Introduction: biographical research.
  • p. 1
  • Biographical research: defining the field.
  • p. 1
  • development of biographical research.
  • p. 3
  • Methodological issues.
  • p. 6
  • researcher's role.
  • p. 13
  • Theoretical approaches.
  • p. 14
  • Biographical research.
  • p. 15
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Uses of biographical research.
  • p. 18
  • Uses of biographical research.
  • p. 18
  • Disciplines and contexts.
  • p. 22
  • Education.
  • p. 23
  • Oral history.
  • p. 24
  • Health and ageing.
  • p. 25
  • Feminist research.
  • p. 28
  • Narratives of the body and sexuality.
  • p. 29
  • Autobiography and biography.
  • p. 30
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 31
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • life history.
  • p. 33
  • life history.
  • p. 33
  • Individual lives and social structures.
  • p. 34
  • Life history data and method.
  • p. 37
  • Deviance, career, becoming.
  • p. 40
  • Case studies.
  • p. 42
  • Types of interpretation.
  • p. 46
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 50
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Autobiography and biography.
  • p. 52
  • Autobiography and biography--definitions.
  • p. 52
  • Genre.
  • p. 56
  • Issues in autobiography and biography.
  • p. 60
  • Letters, diaries, memoirs and other personal 'artefacts'.
  • p. 62
  • Case study.
  • p. 66
  • Fiction and non-fiction.
  • p. 69
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 71
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Auto/biography and sociology.
  • p. 73
  • Auto/biography--definitions and relations.
  • p. 73
  • Individual experiences and auto/biographical writing.
  • p. 75
  • Feminism and auto/biography.
  • p. 77
  • Intertextuality--written and oral texts.
  • p. 78
  • Hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative texts.
  • p. 80
  • Time perspectives--Mead, Schutz and Ricoeur.
  • p. 82
  • researcher as an auto/biographer.
  • p. 84
  • researcher and the researched subject.
  • p. 87
  • Individual lives and social lives.
  • p. 88
  • Case study.
  • p. 88
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 91
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 92
  • 6.
  • Oral history.
  • p. 93
  • Oral history--definitions.
  • p. 93
  • Uses and types of oral history.
  • p. 95
  • Origins.
  • p. 97
  • Development and purpose.
  • p. 99
  • Ethics.
  • p. 104
  • Evidence, truth and the researcher.
  • p. 104
  • Political standpoint.
  • p. 107
  • Case study.
  • p. 110
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 113
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 113
  • 7.
  • narrative analysis of lives.
  • p. 115
  • Narrative analysis--definitions.
  • p. 115
  • Narrative analysis.
  • p. 117
  • Time and narrative.
  • p. 123
  • Myth and narrative.
  • p. 124
  • Case study.
  • p. 128
  • Other 'models' of life study.
  • p. 130
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 132
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Memory and autobiography.
  • p. 134
  • Types of memory.
  • p. 134
  • social transmission of memories.
  • p. 140
  • Case study.
  • p. 142
  • Family and group memories.
  • p. 144
  • Public and private memories.
  • p. 145
  • Methodological issues: recollection and selectivity.
  • p. 147
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 148
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Ethnography and biographical research.
  • p. 151
  • Fieldwork, ethnography and participant observation--definition and practice.
  • p. 152
  • Research roles.
  • p. 152
  • Methodological issues.
  • p. 153
  • Ethnography and key informants.
  • p. 154
  • Reflexivity and the researcher's life experience of ethnography.
  • p. 157
  • Ethnographic texts.
  • p. 160
  • Case study.
  • p. 162
  • Oral traditions and biography.
  • p. 164
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 165
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 166
  • 10.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 167
  • Disciplines.
  • p. 169
  • biographical turn.
  • p. 169
  • Identity.
  • p. 170
  • Time.
  • p. 171
  • Memory.
  • p. 172
  • Researcher's self.
  • p. 172
  • Methodology.
  • p. 173
  • New technology.
  • p. 173
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 174
  • Recommended reading.
  • p. 175
  • Glossary.
  • p. 176
  • References.
  • p. 178
  • Index.
  • p. 200
Control code
b30020140307
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9780335202874
Lccn
2001021067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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