Review: Birgit Griese & Hedwig Rosa Griesehop (2007). Biographische Fallarbeit. Theorie, Methode und Praxisrelevanz [A Biographical Approach to Casework: Theory, Method and Practical Relevance]

  • Laura C. Behrmann Universität Augsburg
Keywords: social work, biographical approach to casework, biography analysis, narrative identity, reconstructive social pedagogy, biographical research, diagnose


The main topic of this book is the use of qualitative methods in what has become known as "reconstructive social pedagogy". "Reconstructive social pedagogy" is usually seen as a method but the authors show how to look at it from a different point of view. They perceive "reconstructive social pedagogy" as a paradigm named "narrative identity" and thereby create the opportunity to apply it in different contexts, e.g. in social work or social work science. They provide theoretical examples and explain possible methods by which to elaborate the paradigm. The examples they provide on how to look on narrative interview notes make this publication interesting not only for practitioners of social work but also for scientists and social work teachers. The authors use the conclusion to discuss central considerations, procedures and possible problems. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0803246


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Author Biography

Laura C. Behrmann, Universität Augsburg
Laura Cäcilia BEHRMANN, M.A.: Studium der Soziologie, der Neueren und Neuesten Geschichte und des Staats- und Völkerrechtes an der Universität Augsburg und der Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble. Derzeit ist sie tätig als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Soziologie und empirische Sozialforschung der Universität Augsburg. Ihre Schwerpunkte liegen in der qualitativen Sozialforschung, der Bildungs- und Arbeitssoziologie.
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