Social Identities across the Life Course

  • Authors
  • Jenny Hockey
  • Allison James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Structure, Agency and the Life Course

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 3-21
    3. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 22-38
    4. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 39-54
  3. Understanding the Western Life Course

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 57-76
    3. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 77-97
    4. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 98-116
  4. Embodying the Life Course

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 119-138
    3. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 139-156
    4. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 157-177
    5. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 178-198
    6. Jenny Hockey, Allison James
      Pages 199-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-241

About this book

Introduction

This text brings together sociological, anthropological and social policy perspectives on the life course with a view to developing the conceptual rigour of the term as well as to exploring the rich range of debates and issues it encompasses. Linking traditional sociological and anthropological concerns with more recent postmodern debates centred on the self, identity and time, the book integrates theoretical debates about childhood, youth, middle age and later life with empirical material in an illuminating and innovative way.

Keywords

aging childhood gender identity memory social policy sociology

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