Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America Book

Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America


  • Author : Karla B. Hackstaff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 1447307658

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Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America Excerpt :

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concept of a "turning point" expands our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper and more abstract level of analysis.

Biography and turning points in Europe and America Book

Biography and turning points in Europe and America


  • Author : Hackstaff, Karla B.
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447307402

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Biography and turning points in Europe and America Excerpt :

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concept of a turning point expands our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper and more abstract level of analysis. It addresses the conceptual issue of what distinguishes turning points from life transitions in general and raises crucial questions about the application of turning points as a biographical research method. Biography and turning points in Europe and America is all the more distinctive and significant due to its broad empirical database. The anthology includes authors from ten different countries, providing a number of contexts for thinking about how turning points relate to constructions of meaning shaped by globalization and by cultural and structural meanings unique to each country. The book will be useful across a wide range of social sciences and particularly valuable for researchers needing a stronger theoretical base for biographical work.

Qualitative Longitudinal Research Book

Qualitative Longitudinal Research


  • Author : Bren Neale
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350188969

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First published Open Access under a Creative Commons license as What is Qualitative Longitudinal Research?, this title is now also available as part of the Bloomsbury Research Methods series. This volume offers a new introduction to an evolving research method in the social sciences. Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) research is conducted through time. In its qualitative dimensions it opens up the potential to 'think dynamically' in creative, flexible and innovative ways. QL enquiry is rooted in a long-established tradition of qualitative temporal research, spanning the fields of social anthropology, sociological re-studies and biographical research. But over the past two decades, a growing body of scholarship has begun to document this approach and explore its theoretical underpinnings. This in turn has fuelled a growing interest in and rapid uptake of QL methodology across the disciplines and in international context. This practical volume will be a first port of call for students and researchers wishing to use QL research in their own projects. The chapters follow a logical development, from conceptual and methodological foundations, to research practice and ethics, to the generation and analysis of data. Each chapter offers practical examples drawn from the research field to illustrate key themes and the rich possibilities for new applications.

Constraints and Creativity Book

Constraints and Creativity


  • Author : Feiwel Kupferberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108839617

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This book presents a new theoretical model, constraint theory, for how to study creativity using scientific methods and clarifying concepts.

Advances in Biographical Methods Book

Advances in Biographical Methods


  • Author : Maggie O’Neill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317915508

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Advances in Biographical Methods Excerpt :

Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based creative multi-sensory methods. Biographical Research and practices as part of human understanding helps people to make sense of what has been and what is happening in their lives, cultures, communities and societies. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications takes up these themes: theorising, doing and applying current advances in biographical methods. It demonstrates the momentum with which they areas are developing as a field of scholarship, especially in relation to creative innovations and applications, such as in new forms of interview and other practices, and debates on its interlinking with art, performance and digital methods.

Adult Learning in a Migration Society Book

Adult Learning in a Migration Society


  • Author : Chad Hoggan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000488326

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Adult Learning in a Migration Society Excerpt :

Migration is an old, perhaps perpetual, phenomenon. Currently, it is an urgent challenge involving huge numbers of people who leave their home in search of a better life. Differences in language, customs, and norms are often joined by specific manifestations of xenophobia born of particular differences between host countries and their current influx of migrants. In a pronounced way, then, migration reveals important societal questions・of solidarity, of identity, of transition and transformation, of human rights and obligations. The explorations in this collection highlight individual stories of migrants, showcase innovative research methods, and explore concepts and theories that might be usefully applied toward learning needs in a migration society. Including insights from scholars across 14 different countries, this book offers an international perspective on the role of adult education in addressing migration. Such international comparisons hold great potential for seeing new possibilities in any single country, whether in Europe, North America, or across the world.

The Turning Point Book

The Turning Point


  • Author : Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525655954

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A major new biography that takes an unusual and illuminating approach to the great writer—immersing us in one year of his life—from the award-winning author of Becoming Dickens and The Story of Alice. The year is 1851. It's a time of radical change in Britain, when industrial miracles and artistic innovations rub shoulders with political unrest, poverty, and disease. It is also a turbulent year in the private life of Charles Dickens, as he copes with a double bereavement and early signs that his marriage is falling apart. But this formative year will become perhaps the greatest turning point in Dickens's career, as he embraces his calling as a chronicler of ordinary people's lives and develops a new form of writing that will reveal just how interconnected the world is becoming. The Turning Point transports us into the foggy streets of Dickens's London, closely following the twists and turns of a year that would come to define him and forever alter Britain's relationship with the world. Fully illustrated, and brimming with fascinating details about the larger-than-life man who wrote Bleak House, this is the closest look yet at one of the greatest literary personalities ever to have lived.

Encyclopedia of American Biography Book

Encyclopedia of American Biography


  • Author : Winfield Scott Downs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1934
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89080535594

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Interpretive Biography


  • Author : Norman K. Denzin
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1989-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : 0803933592

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Interpretive Biography Excerpt :

Like all writing, biographies are interpretive. They require no less than organizing into text the chaos of human existence. In Interpretive Biography Denzin combines one of the oldest techniques in the social sciences and humanities with one of the newest. Bringing in elements of postmodernism and interpretive social science, he reexamines the biographical and autobiographical genres. In addition, the book outlines a new way in which biographies should be conceptualized and shaped.

Contemporary American Biography Book

Contemporary American Biography


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89077177004

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A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America Since 1850 Book

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America Since 1850


  • Author : Penny Dunford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Art, American
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002906551

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A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America Since 1850 Excerpt :

A balance between media, nationality, modernism and academic art, and to represent women active throughout the period from 1850 is the goal of this dictionary.

American Visions of Europe Book

American Visions of Europe


  • Author : John Lamberton Harper
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-06-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 0521566282

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American Visions of Europe Excerpt :

Traces the persistent influence on world affairs of the views of three principal political figures--Franklin Roosevelt, George Kennan, and Dean Acheson--who differed over how much America should involve itself in Europe and what the balance of power between Europe and America should be.