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Making a life in Yorkville : experience and meaning in the life-course narrative of an urban working-class man

Author: Gerald Handel
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Contributions in sociology, no. 130.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exemplifies content and meanings that are lost in longitudinal studies dealing with aggregated lives, and offers new methodology for and a new theoretical approach to studying the life course.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Handel, Gerald.
Making a life in Yorkville.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)654728970
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Handel
ISBN: 0313313075 9780313313073
OCLC Number: 42476679
Description: xviii, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Making a Life --
The Multiple Contexts of an Experienced Life Course --
The Life --
The Community Context --
Tony Santangelo's Yorkville --
The Historical Context --
The Life History --
The Narrative Context --
The Theoretical Context --
Tony Santangelo's Life History --
Introduction: Questions to a Life History Narrative --
The Life History --
Making Meaning: Toward Understanding Tony Santangelo's Experienced Life Course --
Introduction: Recounter's Voice and Interpreter's Voice --
Sense of Origin --
Sense of Upbringing --
Perspective on Childhood --
Sense of Development --
Experiencing the Passage of Time --
Phases --
The Significance of Significant Others --
Social Domains: Experiences of Participation --
Family Memberships (son, brother, husband, father, nephew, cousin) --
School --
Peer Groups: Friendship and Sociability --
Community Memberships (parishes, blocks, bars, sports leagues) --
Work --
Ethnicity and Religion --
Experiencing Poverty --
Symbolic Resources --
Physique --
Age --
Sports Talent and Motivation --
Congeniality --
The Self Through Time --
Gender Identity --
Identities --
Choices and Outcomes --
Summation --
Life History Interview Guide.
Series Title: Contributions in sociology, no. 130.
Responsibility: by Gerald Handel.

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