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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index.
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Four life stories; Gerry O'Toole: a design for life; 'I'd never met a vegetarian, never mind a lesbian': Colleen's life story; The death story of David Hope; Frank; Doing life story research; Approaching: methodology in life story research; Doing: method in life story research; Informing: epistemology in life story research; Making sense of life stories; Frameworks: analysis in life story research; Findings: four analyses of life stories; Reflexivity: reflections on analyses; The age of biography: personal and political considerations.
It has long been argued that 'an age of biography is upon us'; certainly the life-story now has a well-recognised role as a key resource in social research. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to carrying out.
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