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Handbook of the life course (Vol. II)

Contributor(s): Shanahan, Michael J [Editor] | Mortimer, Jeylan T [Editor] | Johnson, Monica Kirkpatrick [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Handbook of sociology and social research. Publisher: London Springer 2016Description: x, 720 p.ISBN: 9783319208794.Subject(s): Life cycle | Human - Social aspects | Developmental psychologyDDC classification: 305.2 Summary: 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 http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319208794
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Table of Contents:


Part I : Foundation of life course studies and future research
Part II : Changing social contexts and life course patterns
Part III : Health and development through the life course
Part IV : Life course research Methodologies
Part V : The life course and policy: Building the Nexus


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


http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319208794

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