A psycho-societal approach to life histories

Bidragets oversatte titel: En psyko-social tilgang til livshistorier

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Abstract

Life histories represent lived lives past, present and anticipated future. As such they are interpretations of individuals’ experiences of the way in which societal dynamics take place in the individual body and mind, either by the individual him/herself or by another biographer. I have been particularly interested in the relations between the culturally mediated and the sensory/bodily aspects of experience processes because this is the boundary zones of knowledge and seat of the dynamics of learning. My psycho-societal approach was developing from interpreting autobiographical and later certain other forms of language interactive material as moments of life history, i.e. it is basically a hermeneutic approach. Talking about a psycho-societal approach indicates the ambition of attacking the dichotomy of the social and the psychic, both in the interpretation procedure and in some main theoretical understandings of language, body and mind.
Bidragets oversatte titelEn psyko-social tilgang til livshistorier
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History
RedaktørerIvor Goodson, Ari Antikainen, Pat Sikes, Molly Andrews
Antal sider11
UdgivelsesstedNew York and Oxon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato25 okt. 2016
Sider214-224
Kapitel16
ISBN (Trykt)9781138784291
StatusUdgivet - 25 okt. 2016

Bibliografisk note

Reprint in Int Soc Ass RC38 Newsletter, July 2015

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