Biographical methods and professional practice : an international approach (Book, 2004) []
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Biographical methods and professional practice : an international approach

Biographical methods and professional practice : an international approach

Author: Prue Chamberlayne; Joanna Bornat; Ursula Apitzsch
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The turn to biographical methods in social science is invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book shows how biographical methods can improve theoretical understanding of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prue Chamberlayne; Joanna Bornat; Ursula Apitzsch
ISBN: 1861344937 9781861344939 1861344929 9781861344922
OCLC Number: 987012488
Description: x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ~ Ursula Apitzsch, Joanna Bornat and Prue Chamberlayne; Part One: Putting the subject into policy and practice: Biographical methods and social policy in European perspective ~ Prue Chamberlayne; Balancing precarious work, entrepreneurship and a new gendered professionalism in migrant self-employment ~ Ursula Apitzsch; Considerations on the biographical embeddedness of ethnic entrepreneurship ~ Maria Kontos; Ethnic entrepreneurship as innovation ~ Feiwel Kupferberg; Part Two: Subjectivity in context: The social subject in biographical interpretive methods: emotional, mute, creative, divided ~ Andrew Cooper; A socially and historically contextualised psychoanalytic perspective: Holocaust survival and suffering ~ Daniel Bar-On; Professional choices between private and state positions in Russia's transformation ~ Victoria Semenova; Maintaining a sense of individual autonomy under conditions of constraint: a study of East German managers ~ Ulrike Nagel; Part Three: Self-awareness in research and practice: Biographical reflections on the problem of changing violent men ~ David Gadd; The biographical turn in health studies ~ Wendy Rickard; Ethical aspects of biographical interviewing and analysis ~ Kaja Ka?mierska; Ghost writers: using biographical methods across languages ~ Bogusia Temple; Part Four: Recognising trajectories of disempowerment: 'Bucking and kicking': race, gender and embodied resistance in healthcare ~ Yasmin Gunaratnam; Biography as empowering practice: lessons from research ~ Joanna Bornat and Jan Walmsley; 'It's in the way that you use it': biography as a tool in professional social work ~ Riitta Kylloenen; Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context ~ Karin Schlucker; Part Five: Biographical resources in education and training: In quest of teachers' professional identity: the life story as a methodological tool ~ Marie-Francoise Chanfrault-Duchet; Narratives, community organisations and pedagogy ~ Rosemary Du Plessis, Jane Higgins and Belinda Mortlock; Doctors on an edge: a cultural psychology of learning and health ~ Linden West; Intercultural perspectives and professional practice in the university: what's new in Germany ~ Lena Inowlocki, Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar and Felicia Herrschaft
Responsibility: edited by Pru Chamberlayne, Joanna Bornat and Ursula Apitzsch.


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