Sociology Meets Biography: Peter Berger and the Social Construction of Discontinuous Selves

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Abstract

This article examines the idea of a “sociology of biography.” As such, it focuses on the social construction of both biographical continuity and biographical discontinuity. It explores in particular the contribution of Harold Garfinkel to the study of biographical continuity and Peter Berger to the study of biographical discontinuity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalSociety
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • Biography
  • Continuity
  • Conversion
  • Discontinuity
  • Harold Garfinkel
  • Memory
  • Peter L. Berger
  • Reinterpretation
  • Selfhood

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