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Author Ferrarotti, Franco.

Title On the science of uncertainty : the biographical method in social research / Franco Ferrarotti.

Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.072 FERR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxx, 78 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A sociological methodology as the technique of listening -- The quality of the everyday and the practice of life -- Biography as interaction -- The social nature of the individual -- The symmetrical limits of naturalistic objectivism and psychologism -- The specificity of the biographical method : from naturalistic social research to "joint" research.
Summary Franco Ferrarotti hopes to lead sociologists away from overly reductionistic, technical measurement of their subjects-an approach that has increasingly been problematized by the natural sciences-toward a rediscovery of (auto)biographical materials and the value of the individual.
Subject Sociology -- Biographical methods.
ISBN 0739105108 (hardcover : alk. paper)