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Muster, die verbinden Fraktale Formen von Autobiographien im Alter

  • Johannes J. F. Schroots
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„Jeder Mensch ist in gewisser Hinsicht (a) wie jeder andere, (b) wie einige andere, (c) wie kein anderer“ (Kluckhohn & Murray, 1953: 53). Der letzte Teil dieser klassischen These scheint ein geeigneter Ausgangspunkt für die Untersuchung von Biographien und einzelnen Leben zu sein. Übertragen auf den Begriff des Alterns, paßt die These sogar noch besser; denn der Bereich der Gerontologie umfaßt Lernprozesse bezüglich (a) des menschlichen Alterns im allgemeinen, (b) in sozialen Gruppen mit ihren Unterscheidungsmerkmalen in bezug auf Zugehörigkeit zu Rasse, Geschlecht, Klasse, Schicht, Kohorte usw., (c) des Alterns im Einzelfall (cf. Runyan, 1982). Was jedoch die These für einen Biographen/Gerontologen besonders attraktiv macht, ist das Postulat eines Ordnungsgefüges innerhalb jeder der drei Ebenen, ganz besonders auf der Ebene des Individuums; denn die Untersuchung von Ordnungen, Strukturen oder Mustern in einzelnen Leben auf der Grundlage von Biographien und Aiternsverläufen, ist oder sollte der Hauptforschungsgegenstand sein.

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