Review Essay: Attempting to Integrate Research on Childhood and Biographical Research

  • Gerold Scholz Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Keywords: new childhood research, biographical research, qualitative research, research on children's books, phenomenology, memory research


The book integrates contributions from a variety of disciplines, especially childhood research and autobiography. It includes articles written by leading researchers in these fields. Some of the contributions are guided by the question of what the "new" research on childhood may learn from discussions within biographical research. The "new" research in childhood positions children as subjects and tries to understand their world from their own perspective. The book offers a number of new connections between the two theoretical approaches. One of the important connections is that autobiographic approaches to understanding children could change the concept of qualitative methodology within the context of childhood research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204158


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Author Biography

Gerold Scholz, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Gerold SCHOLZ ist Professor für Erziehungswissenschaft an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main. Ein Arbeitsgebiet ist die "Erforschung kindlicher Perspektiven".
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