Working creatively with biographies and life histories

Laura Fenton, Signe Ravn

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This chapter introduces how creative methods can be used in conjunction with biographical or life history interviews in research in human geography and related disciplines. Biographical and life history methods offer exciting opportunities to generate data on how lives are situated and unfold in and across place and space. This chapter demonstrates how creative representations of life histories can be useful in human geography research, producing new insights on various dimensions of individuals’ stories. Creative approaches are productive in crafting an understanding of lived relationships to place, space and social change.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationCreative methods for human geographers
EditorsNadia von Benzon , Mark Holton , Catherine Wilkinson , Samantha Wilkinson
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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