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Biography and social exclusion in Europe : experiences and life journeys

Author: Prue Chamberlayne; Michael Rustin; Tom Wengraf
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on 250 life-story interviews in seven EU countries, this text analyses personal struggles against social exclusion and highlights how they are affected by changing welfare regimes. It emphasises the ethnic, gender, generation and class implications of economic and social deregulation.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biography and social exclusion in Europe.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2002
(OCoLC)651750639
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Prue Chamberlayne; Michael Rustin; Tom Wengraf
ISBN: 1861343108 9781861343109 1861343094 9781861343093
OCLC Number: 50527474
Description: x, 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: from biography to social policy / Michael Rustin and Prue Chamberlayne --
2. Suffering the fall of the Berlin Wall: blocked journeys in Spain and Germany / William Hungerbuhler, Elisabet Tejero and Laura Torrabadella --
3. Guilty victims: social exclusion in contemporary France / Numa Murard --
4. Premodernity and postmodernity in Southern Italy / Antonella Spano --
5. A tale of class differences in contemporary Britain / Michael Rustin --
6. The shortest way out of work / Numa Murard --
7. Male journeys into uncertainty / Elisabeth Ioannidi-Kapolou and Elizabeth Mestheneos --
8. Love and emancipation / Birgitta Thorsell --
9. Female identities in late modernity / Antonella Spano --
10. Gender and family in the development of Greek state and society / Elizabeth Mestheneos and Elisabeth Ioannidi-Kapolou --
11. Corporatist structures and cultural diversity in Sweden / Martin Peterson --
12. 'Migrants': a target-category for social policy? Experiences of first-generation migration / Roswitha Breckner --
13. Second-generation transcultural lives / Prue Chamberlayne --
14. Biographical work and agency innovation: relationships, reflexivity and theory-in-use / Tom Wengraf --
15. Conclusions: social transitions and biographical work / Prue Chamberlayne --
App. A. Discovering biographies in changing social worlds: the biographical-interpretive method / Roswitha Breckner and Susanne Rupp --
App. B. Historicising the 'socio', theory, and the constant comparative method / Tom Wengrof.
Responsibility: edited by Prue Chamberlayne, Michael Rustin and Tom Wengraf with Roswitha Breckner [and others].
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