Life history research described in the book, Lives in Context by Ardra L. Cole and J. Gary Knowles, constitutes an exercise of scholarship and at the same time of sensitivity towards "the other." The book represents a thorough account of a methodology that integrates the "ethical" as its leading dimension. The book consists of two parts. In the first part of the book the authors develop their approach to life history research. The second part includes articles of other researchers, who have put into practice similar perspectives.


Qualitative Research, Life History, Artistry

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Maria Papantoniou-Frangouli is a sociologist, working on the issue of migration for a number of years. She is currently enrolled in the NSU’s Graduate Certificate Program in Qualitative Research. She is living in Athens, Greece and can be contacted by e-mail at papantoniou@ath.forthnet.gr

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 31


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