Handbook of the Life Course: Volume II - Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research (Hardback)
  • Handbook of the Life Course: Volume II - Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research (Hardback)
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Handbook of the Life Course: Volume II - Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research (Hardback)

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Hardback 720 Pages / Published: 04/11/2015
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Building on the success of the 2003 Handbook of the Life Course, this second volume identifies future directions for life course research and policy. The introductory essay and the chapters that make up the five sections of this book, show consensus on strategic "next steps" in life course studies. These next steps are explored in detail in each section: Section I, on life course theory, provides fresh perspectives on well-established topics, including cohorts, life stages, and legal and regulatory contexts. It challenges life course scholars to move beyond common individualistic paradigms. Section II highlights changes in major institutional and organizational contexts of the life course. It draws on conceptual advances and recent empirical findings to identify promising avenues for research that illuminate the interplay between structure and agency. It examines trends in family, school, and workplace, as well as contexts that deserve heightened attention, including the military, the criminal justice system, and natural and man-made disaster. The remaining three sections consider advances and suggest strategic opportunities in the study of health and development throughout the life course. They explore methodological innovations, including qualitative and three-generational longitudinal research designs, causal analysis, growth curves, and the study of place. Finally, they show ways to build bridges between life course research and public policy.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319208794
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 1555 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 40 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


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"Handbook of the Life Course: Volume II could usefully sit on any life course researcher's desk-not on a shelf, because it is too useful. Each chapter offers rich and new insights into the adventure of life courses and life course research. ... graduate students and researchers at all levels could beneficially dip into the book again and again for inspiration and guidance." (Susan McDaniel, Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 44 (1-2), 2017)

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