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Biography and the Social Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies

Biography and the Social Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies - 08 edition

Biography and the Social Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780393976083

ISBN10: 0393976084

Biography and the Social Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies by Michael J. Shanahan - ISBN 9780393976083
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2008
International: No
Biography and the Social Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies by Michael J. Shanahan - ISBN 9780393976083

ISBN13: 9780393976083

ISBN10: 0393976084

Edition: 08

Summary

Biography and the Sociological Imagination introduces readers to life course sociology, the imaginative framework with which people can think about how their lives reflect the imprint of society, how this imprint reflects the intersection of social changes and personal development, and how these processes are greatly complicated by each person's unique location in society. Because life course sociology is an imaginative framework, Biography and the Sociological Imagination is less about "what we know" about the life course and more about "how to think" about changing societies and aging, Drawing from the latest research and using stories of real people, Shanahan and Macmillan spur readers to imagine ways of organizing society and the implications of these alternatives for the biography.