Book Reviews: Biographical Research, Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives

  title={Book Reviews: Biographical Research, Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives},
  author={Ken Plummer},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={171 - 173}
  • K. Plummer
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review

Daughter of the East: A Sisyphean Attempt of Benazir Bhutto in Politicizing Individual Distress for Collective Trauma

The paper explores the efforts of Benazir Bhutto in politicizing her individual distress for cultural trauma in her autobiography The Daughter of the East. It mainly examines how her multiple efforts

Special Issue: Politicizing Agency in Digital Play After Humanism

For many commentators autobiographical videogames represent a step towards a more human vision of digital play, promising to transform amedium still widely associatedwithmindless and dehumanising

‘Dear Diary, Dear Body’: Reading Embodied and Narrated Selves

Diaries, of course, are about bodies. They are about daily activities such as writing (the diary!), eating, working, and sleeping. They are about illness and death, growing up and growing old, about

Expanding socio-cultural identity research in sport psycho-logy: The potential of athlete autobiographies

Within the cultural sport psychology (CSP) genre, researchers have considered multiple and intersecting athlete identity expression to enhance sport participation, inclusion and performance. The aim

‘Accurate History and Facts’ or Memoir?: Unravelling the Weave of History and Life Narrative in the Black Hills

ABSTRACT This essay explores how John S. McClintock’s Pioneer Days in the Black Hills: Accurate History and Facts Related by One of the Early Day Pioneers, originally published in 1939 and

Challenging Generic Conventions

The works of Julian Barnes have always been powerfully resistant to the "law[s] of genre[s]" and have eagerly welcomed generic "impurity, anomaly, or monstrosity" (Derrida 1980, 204). In a recent

The “good” and the “bad” subject position in self-injury autobiographies

Utilizing published autobiographies, we explore how individuals who self-injure discursively construct their experiences of the self and self-injury. The authors construct their selves into two

Exploring migration experiences of foreign footballers to England through the use of autobiographies

ABSTRACT This article examines the sport labour migration of elite footballers who have transferred from another European country to the English Premier League (EPL). Sport labour migration happens

Juxtaposing and Jostling: The Art of Writing History?

This reflective essay seeks to question, through my creative practice, methods of writing the history of post-1945 events for a young adult reader. Using creative techniques to add depth to the

Making the unspeakable visible?