Chapter

Interruption: from explanation to understanding

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420510
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304104 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0008
Interruption: from explanation to understanding

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This chapter introduces two new interviews with Sherleen and Devon that were not available at the time of writing their case histories. In forging a new perspective from which to understand their narratives, it focuses on the temporal character of the research process. The chapter reveals ‘what happened next’ to Sherleen and Devon, reflecting on how these new data resonate with and complicate the original interpretations. It also focuses on the ‘interruptions’ which provide insight into the twists and turns that lives can take, and the importance of keeping on looking.

Keywords: two new interviews; Sherleen and Devon; temporal character; research process; interruptions; what happened next

Chapter.  9182 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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