Constructing the Life Course (The Reynolds Series in Sociology Second Edition)

Constructing the Life Course (The Reynolds Series in Sociology Second Edition)

By: James A. Holstein (author), Jaber F. Gubrium (author)Paperback

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Constructing the Life Course offers a social constructionist perspective on personal experience through time. The text shows the variety of ways people use life course imagery in their everyday lives and makes a useful addition to family studies or gerontology courses.


Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Perspectives on the Life Course Chapter 3 Some Conventional Approaches to Life Change Chapter 4 Behavioral Approach Chapter 5 Psychoanalytic Approach Chapter 6 Cognitive Approach 7 Covert Personality Approach 8 Symbolic Interactionist Approach 9 Functionalist Approach 10 Psychocultural Approach 11 Differences and Similarities 12 Putting Aside the Conventional Part 13 The Constructionist Approach 14 The Analytic Framework 15 The Life Course Across Culture and History 16 Constructionist Assumptions 17 Bracketing the Life World 18 Situated Rationality 19 Documenting the Construction Process 20 Method, Emphases and Sources Part 21 Typifying Life Change 22 The Typification Process 23 Typification in Process 24 Typification Shifts 25 Domains of Typification 26 A Lay Example 27 A Professional Example 28 Interpreting "Strange" Actions 29 Discerning the Adequately Normal 30 Being "On Time" or "Off Time" Part 31 Predicting Futures 32 The School as Future Oriented Setting 33 Classroom Life 34 Schoolchildren's Futures 35 Predicting Growth in the Early Days 36 Constructing Tracks 37 "Practically" Adequate Solutions 39 Glossing Over Interpretive Practice 40 Assessing Potential 41 Assessing Potential 42 Producing Appropriate Answers 42 Producing Appropriate Answers 43 Negotiating Placement Part 44 Constructing Competence 45 Situated Assignment 46 Imputing Readiness 47 Collaborative Accomplishment 48 Accounting for Incompetence 49 Interpretive Variability 50 Organizational Embeddedness Part 51 Biographical Work 52 Biography as Work 53 Biographical Work Settings 54 The Use of Expertise 55 Images and Audiences 56 Interviewing as Biographical Work 57 Biography and Power Part 58 Re-envisioning the Life Course 59 Interpretive Control 60 The Deprivatization of Experience 61 Narrative Malleability 62 Private Lives, Public Interpretations 63 Agency, Diversity and the Moral Order 64 The Utility of the Life Course

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  • ISBN13: 9781882289677
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 213
  • ID: 9781882289677
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 1882289676
  • edition: Second Edition

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