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VOLUME I Appendix of Sources Acknowledgements Editor's Introduction: Researching Lives and the Lived Experience - Barbara Harrison PART ONE: HISTORICAL ORIGINS AND TRAJECTORIES The Life History and the Scientific Mosaic - H. Becker Herbert Blumer and the Life History Tradition - Ken Plummer Pioneering the Life Story Method - Paul Thompson The Life Story Approach: A Continental View - Daniel Bertaux and Martin Kohli Four Paradigm Transformations in Oral History - Alistair Thomson Telling Our Stories: Feminist Debates and the Use of Oral History - Joan Sangster Stories - Carolyn Steedman Writing Autobiography - Bell hooks The Problem of Other Lives: Social Perspectives on Written Biography - Michael Erben "Narrative Analysis" Thirty Years Later - Emanuel A. Schegloff Reflections on the Biographical Turn in Social Science - Michael Rustin Reflections on the Role of Personal Narratives in Social Science - Camilla Stivers Digital Life Stories: Auto/Biography in the Information Age - Michael Hardey Is Oral History Auto/Biography? - Joanna Bornat Situating Auto/Biography: Biography and Narrative in the Times and Places of Everyday Life - Ian Burkitt Why Study People's Stories? The Dialogical Ethics of Narrative Analysis - Arthur W. Frank Narrative Research and the Challenge of Accumulating Knowledge - Ruthellen Josselson Who's Talking/Who's Talking Back? The Subject of Personal Narrative - Sidonie Smith What Is the Subject? - Shelley Day Sclater Reflections on the Narrative Research Approach - Torill Moen Rescuing Narrative from Qualitative Research - Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont Life Histories and the Perspective of the Present - Margaretha Jarvinen A Matter of Time: When, since, after Labov and Waletzky - Elliot G. Mishler Autobiographical Time - Jens Brockmeier VOLUME I PART TWO: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN LIFE STORY RESEARCH A Suitable Time and Place: Speakers' Use of 'Time' to Do Discursive Work in Narratives of Nation and Personal Life - Stephanie Taylor and Margaret Wetherell Individual Remembering and 'Collective Memory': Theoretical Presuppositions and Contemporary Debates - Anna Green Creative Memories: Genre, Gender and Language in Latina Autobiographies - Sobeira Latorre Reading Narratives - Corinne Squire The Epistolarium: On Theorizing Letters and Correspondences - Liz Stanley The Narrative Self: Race, Politics, and Culture in Black American Women's Autobiography - Nellie Y. McKay Personal Narratives, Relational Selves: Residential Histories in the Living and Telling - Jennifer Mason The Ethnographic Autobiography - Harry F. Wolcott Analytic Autoethnography - Leon Anderson Called to Account: The CV as an Autobiographical Practice - Nod Miller and David Morgan The Personal or 'Lonely Hearts' Advertisement as an Auto/Biographical Practice - Helen Pearce Writing to the Archive: Mass-Observation as Autobiography - Dorothy Sheridan Tattoo Narratives: The Intersection of the Body, Self-Identity and Society - Mary Kosut Reconsidering Performative Autobiography: Life Writing and the Beatles - Kenneth Womack Glimpses of Street Life: Representing Lived Experience through Short Stories - Marcelo Diversi Photographic Visions and Narrative Inquiry - Barbara Harrison Articulate Image, Painted Diary: Frida Kahlo's Autobiographical Interface - Mimi Y. Yang Venues of Storytelling: The Circulation of Testimony in Human Rights Campaigns - Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith Generic Subjects: Reading Canadian Death Notices as Life Writing - Laurie McNeill Narrative Practice and the Coherence of Personal Stories - Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein VOLUME III PART THREE: TYPES OF LIFE STORY RESEARCH - TRADITIONAL AND NEW SOURCES OF LIFE STORY DATA Life "on Holiday"? In Defense of Big Stories - Mark Freeman Psychoanalytic Narratives: Writing the Self into Contemporary Cultural Phenomena - Ian Parker Writing the Self versus Writing the Other: Comparing Autobiographical and Life History Data - David R. Maines Confidantes, Co-Workers and Correspondents: Feminist Discourses of Letter-Writing from 1970 to the Present - Margaretta Jolly PART FOUR: DOING LIFE STORY RESEARCH The Makings of Mother in Diary Narratives - Eeva Jokinen Biography as Microscope or Kaleidoscope: The Case of 'Power' in Hannah Cullwick's Relationship with Arthur Munby - Liz Stanley Narratives of the Night: The Use of Audio Diaries in Researching Sleep - Jenny Hislop, Sara Arber, Rob Meadows and Sue Venn Careful What You Ask For: Reconsidering Feminist Epistemology and Autobiographical Narrative in Research on Sexual Identity Development - Lisa M. Diamond The Biographical-Interpretative Method - Principles and Procedures - Roswitha Breckner Eliciting Narrative Through the In-Depth Interview - Wendy Holloway and Tony Jefferson Questioning the Subject in Biographical Interviewing - Jennifer Harding Constructing Meaningful Lives: Biographical Methods in Research on Migrant Women - Umut Erel Researching Chinese Women's Lives: 'Insider' Research and Life History Interviewing - Jieyu Liu Shifting Gears in Life History Research: The Case of an Assimilated American Jewish Woman in Palestine/Israel, 1989-1991 - Batya Weinbaum Telling Lesbian Stories: Interviewing and the Class Dynamics of 'Talk' - Elizabeth McDermott But Sometimes You're Not Part of the Story: Oral Histories and Ways of Remembering and Telling - Antoinette Errante Listen to Their Voices: Two Case Studies in the Interpretation of Oral History Interviews - Ron Grele Loss, Collective Memory and Transcripted Oral Histories - Barry S. Godfrey and Jane C. Richardson Imaginary Pictures, Real Life Stories: The FotoDialogo Method - Flavia S. Ramos 'Researching Identities with Multi-Method Autobiographies' - Anna Bagnoli Showing and Telling Asthma: Children Teaching Physicians with Visual Narrative - Michael Rich and Richard Chalfen VOLUME IV A Story behind a Story: Developing Strategies for Making Sense of Teacher Narratives - Tansy S. Jessop and Alan J. Penny Content, Context, Reflexivity and the Qualitative Research Encounter: Telling Stories in the Virtual Realm - Nicola Illingworth Technobiography: Researching Lives, Online and Off - Helen Kennedy The Use of Biographical Material in Intellectual History: Writing about Alva and Gunnar Myrdal's Contribution to Sociology - E. Stina Lyon Tracing Heterotopias: Writing Women Educators in Greece - Maria Tamboukou PART FIVE: RESEARCH CONTEXTS AND LIFE STORIES Against Good Advice: Reflections on Conducting Research in a Country Where You Don't Speak the Language - Molly Andrews Narratives of Challenging Research: Stirring Tales of Politics and Practice - Erica Burman Ethics and Institutions in Biographical Writing on Indonesian Subjects - David T. Hill A Note on the Ethical Issues in the Use of Autobiography in Sociological Research - Barbara Harrison and E. Stina Lyon Exporting Ethics: A Narrative about Narrative Research in South India - Catherine Kohler Riessman Snippets and Silences: Ethics and Reflexivity in Narratives of Sistering - Melanie Mauthner Telling Secrets, Revealing Lives: Relational Ethics in Research with Intimate Others - Carolyn Ellis Collaboration and Censorship in the Oral History Interview - Annmarie Turnbull Mythical Moments in National and Other Family Histories - Stephan Feuchtwang Re/Membering (to) Shifting Alignments: Korean Women's Transnational Narratives in US Higher Education - Jeong-eun Rhee Generational Shifts in Post-Holocaust Australian Jewish Autobiography - Richard Freadman From Interview to Story: Writing Abbie's Life - Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger Distressing Histories and Unhappy Interviewing - David W. Jones Inviting Intimacy: The Interview as Therapeutic Opportunity - Maxine Birch and Tina Miller The Healing Effects of Storytelling: On the Conditions of Curative Storytelling in the Context of Research and Counseling - Gabriele Rosenthal Autoethnography and Narratives of Self: Reflections on Criteria in Action - Andrew C. Sparkes Fidelity as a Criterion for Practicing and Evaluating Narrative Inquiry - Donald Blumenfeld-Jones Validity Issues in Narrative Research - Donald E. Polkinghorne

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Barbara Harrison is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London.

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