“Thanks for the memory”: memory books as a methodological resource in biographical research

Thomson, Rachel and Holland, Janet (2014) “Thanks for the memory”: memory books as a methodological resource in biographical research. In: Hughes, Jason and Goodwin, John (eds.) Documentary & archival research. SAGE benchmarks in social research methods, 3 . Sage Publications Ltd., London. ISBN 9781446210949

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Abstract

This research tradition has arisen from a specific set of historical, disciplinary and institutional conditions. The very emergence of 'documentation' is predicated upon a set of long-term processes in which humans have developed the capacity to use symbols and store knowledge such that it can be exchanged and inter-generationally transmitted.Consisting of an impressive list of contributors, the four volumes discuss the history, development and current debates alive in the field, such as the biographical turn in social science, the theoretical underpinnings to using human documents in social research and the epistemological, substantive and practical concerns with the process of analyzing data from human documentary sources.Comprehensive, illuminating and dynamic, this collection will have appeal across all social science disciplines, especially sociology, social psychology, criminology, politics and international relations, management and business studies, human geography, media and communication studies

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Human Documents in Social Research Social Research Methods
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 14:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49109
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