Life Story Research gathers together articles on a number of methodological approaches within the social sciences that focus on research where the individual and his or her life, experiences and thinking is the core focus of study. The personal narrative can be teased out in many ways using methods such as the auto/biographical or oral history, and even the psychoanalytical. This four volume set cover an extensive time period, with classic pieces providing an important context for much of the later work. This set will be invaluable to researchers within the social sciences and related research fields (nursing, criminology, cultural studies). With many 'new' approaches available, individual researchers are offered access to material that addresses both the 'how to' as well as a critical evaluation of issues associated with them. Part I: Historical Origins & Trajectories Part II: Theoretical & Conceptual Issues in Life Story Research Part III: Types of Life Story Research: Traditional and New Sources of Life Story Data Part IV: Doing Life Story Research Part V: Research Contexts and Life Stories
Barbara Harrison is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London.
VOLUME I Appendix of Sources Acknowledgements Editor's Introduction: Researching Lives and the Lived Experience - Barbara Harrison PART ONE: HISTORICAL ORIGINS AND TRAJECTORIES The Life History and the Scientific Mosaic - H. Becker Herbert Blumer and the Life History Tradition - Ken Plummer Pioneering the Life Story Method - Paul Thompson The Life Story Approach: A Continental View - Daniel Bertaux and Martin Kohli Four Paradigm Transformations in Oral History - Alistair Thomson Telling Our Stories: Feminist Debates and the Use of Oral History - Joan Sangster Stories - Carolyn Steedman Writing Autobiography - Bell hooks The Problem of Other Lives: Social Perspectives on Written Biography - Michael Erben "Narrative Analysis" Thirty Years Later - Emanuel A. Schegloff Reflections on the Biographical Turn in Social Science - Michael Rustin Reflections on the Role of Personal Narratives in Social Science - Camilla Stivers Digital Life Stories: Auto/Biography in the Information Age - Michael Hardey Is Oral History Auto/Biography? - Joanna Bornat Situating Auto/Biography: Biography and Narrative in the Times and Places of Everyday Life - Ian Burkitt Why Study People's Stories? The Dialogical Ethics of Narrative Analysis - Arthur W. Frank Narrative Research and the Challenge of Accumulating Knowledge - Ruthellen Josselson Who's Talking/Who's Talking Back? The Subject of Personal Narrative - Sidonie Smith What Is the Subject? - Shelley Day Sclater Reflections on the Narrative Research Approach - Torill Moen Rescuing Narrative from Qualitative Research - Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont Life Histories and the Perspective of the Present - Margaretha Jarvinen A Matter of Time: When, since, after Labov and Waletzky - Elliot G. Mishler Autobiographical Time - Jens Brockmeier VOLUME I PART TWO: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN LIFE STORY RESEARCH A Suitable Time and Place: Speakers' Use of 'Time' to Do Discursive Work in Narratives of Nation and Personal Life - Stephanie Taylor and Margaret Wetherell Individual Remembering and 'Collective Memory': Theoretical Presuppositions and Contemporary Debates - Anna Green Creative Memories: Genre, Gender and Language in Latina Autobiographies - Sobeira Latorre Reading Narratives - Corinne Squire The Epistolarium: On Theorizing Letters and Correspondences - Liz Stanley The Narrative Self: Race, Politics, and Culture in Black American Women's Autobiography - Nellie Y. McKay Personal Narratives, Relational Selves: Residential Histories in the Living and Telling - Jennifer Mason The Ethnographic Autobiography - Harry F. Wolcott Analytic Autoethnography - Leon Anderson Called to Account: The CV as an Autobiographical Practice - Nod Miller and David Morgan The Personal or 'Lonely Hearts' Advertisement as an Auto/Biographical Practice - Helen Pearce Writing to the Archive: Mass-Observation as Autobiography - Dorothy Sheridan Tattoo Narratives: The Intersection of the Body, Self-Identity and Society - Mary Kosut Reconsidering Performative Autobiography: Life Writing and the Beatles - Kenneth Womack Glimpses of Street Life: Representing Lived Experience through Short Stories - Marcelo Diversi Photographic Visions and Narrative Inquiry - Barbara Harrison Articulate Image, Painted Diary: Frida Kahlo's Autobiographical Interface - Mimi Y. Yang Venues of Storytelling: The Circulation of Testimony in Human Rights Campaigns - Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith Generic Subjects: Reading Canadian Death Notices as Life Writing - Laurie McNeill Narrative Practice and the Coherence of Personal Stories - Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein VOLUME III PART THREE: TYPES OF LIFE STORY RESEARCH - TRADITIONAL AND NEW SOURCES OF LIFE STORY DATA Life "on Holiday"? In Defense of Big Stories - Mark Freeman Psychoanalytic Narratives: Writing the Self into Contemporary Cultural Phenomena - Ian Parker Writing the Self versus Writing the Other: Comparing Autobiographical and Life History Data - David R. Maines Confidantes, Co-Workers and Correspondents: Feminist Discourses of Letter-Writing from 1970 to the Present - Margaretta Jolly PART FOUR: DOING LIFE STORY RESEARCH The Makings of Mother in Diary Narratives - Eeva Jokinen Biography as Microscope or Kaleidoscope: The Case of 'Power' in Hannah Cullwick's Relationship with Arthur Munby - Liz Stanley Narratives of the Night: The Use of Audio Diaries in Researching Sleep - Jenny Hislop, Sara Arber, Rob Meadows and Sue Venn Careful What You Ask For: Reconsidering Feminist Epistemology and Autobiographical Narrative in Research on Sexual Identity Development - Lisa M. Diamond The Biographical-Interpretative Method - Principles and Procedures - Roswitha Breckner Eliciting Narrative Through the In-Depth Interview - Wendy Holloway and Tony Jefferson Questioning the Subject in Biographical Interviewing - Jennifer Harding Constructing Meaningful Lives: Biographical Methods in Research on Migrant Women - Umut Erel Researching Chinese Women's Lives: 'Insider' Research and Life History Interviewing - Jieyu Liu Shifting Gears in Life History Research: The Case of an Assimilated American Jewish Woman in Palestine/Israel, 1989-1991 - Batya Weinbaum Telling Lesbian Stories: Interviewing and the Class Dynamics of 'Talk' - Elizabeth McDermott But Sometimes You're Not Part of the Story: Oral Histories and Ways of Remembering and Telling - Antoinette Errante Listen to Their Voices: Two Case Studies in the Interpretation of Oral History Interviews - Ron Grele Loss, Collective Memory and Transcripted Oral Histories - Barry S. Godfrey and Jane C. Richardson Imaginary Pictures, Real Life Stories: The FotoDialogo Method - Flavia S. Ramos 'Researching Identities with Multi-Method Autobiographies' - Anna Bagnoli Showing and Telling Asthma: Children Teaching Physicians with Visual Narrative - Michael Rich and Richard Chalfen VOLUME IV A Story behind a Story: Developing Strategies for Making Sense of Teacher Narratives - Tansy S. Jessop and Alan J. Penny Content, Context, Reflexivity and the Qualitative Research Encounter: Telling Stories in the Virtual Realm - Nicola Illingworth Technobiography: Researching Lives, Online and Off - Helen Kennedy The Use of Biographical Material in Intellectual History: Writing about Alva and Gunnar Myrdal's Contribution to Sociology - E. Stina Lyon Tracing Heterotopias: Writing Women Educators in Greece - Maria Tamboukou PART FIVE: RESEARCH CONTEXTS AND LIFE STORIES Against Good Advice: Reflections on Conducting Research in a Country Where You Don't Speak the Language - Molly Andrews Narratives of Challenging Research: Stirring Tales of Politics and Practice - Erica Burman Ethics and Institutions in Biographical Writing on Indonesian Subjects - David T. Hill A Note on the Ethical Issues in the Use of Autobiography in Sociological Research - Barbara Harrison and E. Stina Lyon Exporting Ethics: A Narrative about Narrative Research in South India - Catherine Kohler Riessman Snippets and Silences: Ethics and Reflexivity in Narratives of Sistering - Melanie Mauthner Telling Secrets, Revealing Lives: Relational Ethics in Research with Intimate Others - Carolyn Ellis Collaboration and Censorship in the Oral History Interview - Annmarie Turnbull Mythical Moments in National and Other Family Histories - Stephan Feuchtwang Re/Membering (to) Shifting Alignments: Korean Women's Transnational Narratives in US Higher Education - Jeong-eun Rhee Generational Shifts in Post-Holocaust Australian Jewish Autobiography - Richard Freadman From Interview to Story: Writing Abbie's Life - Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger Distressing Histories and Unhappy Interviewing - David W. Jones Inviting Intimacy: The Interview as Therapeutic Opportunity - Maxine Birch and Tina Miller The Healing Effects of Storytelling: On the Conditions of Curative Storytelling in the Context of Research and Counseling - Gabriele Rosenthal Autoethnography and Narratives of Self: Reflections on Criteria in Action - Andrew C. Sparkes Fidelity as a Criterion for Practicing and Evaluating Narrative Inquiry - Donald Blumenfeld-Jones Validity Issues in Narrative Research - Donald E. Polkinghorne
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