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Interpretive Biography
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Interpretive Biography


Volume: 17

November 1989 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 re-examines the biographical and autobiographical genres. In addition, the book outlines a new way in which biographies should be conceptualized and shaped.
 
Assumptions of the Method
 
A Clarification of Terms
 
Interpretive Guidelines
 
Selves, Stories and Experiences
 
In Conclusion
Representing Lives

 

Prof Denzin gives practical examples of biographies and then reviews them in an academic fashion. This is highly effective and very useful for the novice thesis writer.

Mr Nick Purkis
Interprofessional Studies, Winchester University
August 30, 2013

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