Turns in the Road: Narrative Studies of Lives in Transition / Edition 1

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Using a range of narrative modes of inquiry<-->from psychobiography to discourse analysis<-->11 chapters look at transition moments from different theoretical perspectives. Among the specific transitions are adolescent identity struggles, the move from school to work, divorce, setbacks in professional careers, the onset of illness, and recovery from addiction. The editors are psychologists from Hebrew U., Israel and Northwestern U., United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557987730
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Narrative Study of Lives Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
The Narrative Study of Lives: Introduction to the Series
Turns in the Road: Introduction to the Volume
Ch. 1 Narrating Life's Turning Points: Redemption and Contamination 3
Ch. 2 The Crime, Punishment, and Ethical Transformation of Two Radicals: Or How Katherine Power Improves on Dostoevsky 35
Ch. 3 De Profundis: Prison as a Turning Point in Oscar Wilde's Life Story 67
Ch. 4 Ever Upward and No Turning Back: Social Mobility and Identity Formation Among First-Generation College Students 91
Ch. 5 Moving Up and the Problem of Explaining an "Unreasonable" Ambition" 121
Ch. 6 Serendipity and Agency in Narratives of Transition: Young Adult Women and Their Careers 151
Ch. 7 The Setback of a Doctor's Career 177
Ch. 8 Women's Understandings of Their Own Divorces: A Developmental Perspective 203
Ch. 9 Adolescents' Representations of the Parent Voice in Stories of Personal Turning Points 227
Ch. 10 Living in the Amber Cloud: A Life Story Analysis of a Heroin Addict 253
Ch. 11 Sense of Place and Its Import for Life Transitions: The Case of HIV-Positive Individuals 279
Author Index 297
Subject Index 303
About the Editors 309
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