Introduction: Life Histories and Narratives

Authored by: Ivor Goodson

The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138784291
eBook ISBN: 9781315768199
Adobe ISBN: 9781317665717

10.4324/9781315768199.intro1

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Abstract

The Handbook seeks to provide a set of explanatory, exemplary and at times exhortatory texts around the theme of life histories and narratives. The Handbook comprises four parts. The first parts look at some of the general points about these approaches: their origins, the distinctive and discursive nature of life narratives and life histories, the contextual parameters and finally the multiple relationships to identity and personality.

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