Towards a Socio-Structural Framework for Life Course Analysis

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serval:BIB_F73D17EDA827
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Towards a Socio-Structural Framework for Life Course Analysis
Périodique
Advances in Life Course Research
Auteur(s)
Levy  René, Bühlmann  Felix
ISSN
1040-2608
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/12/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Pages
30-42
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In spite of several decades of development, the theoretical underpinnings of life course research go rarely beyond the five general principles formulated by Elder. This article proposes a socio-structural framework based on a definition of the life course as an individual movement through social space. It integrates structural and cultural aspects, but gives priority to the former, and considers social space to be defined by three basic dimensions of differentiation: hierarchical ranks, specialisation, and system levels. In a second part, we discuss how Elder's principles relate to and can be used in the framework we propose. Since several disciplines are interested in this topic, our approach includes a series of docking points not only for other theoretical perspectives from sociology, but also from other disciplines such as social psychology or political science.
Mots-clé
Life course, Social stratification, Social mobility, Gender, Agency, Institutionalisation
Open Access
Oui
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25/05/2016 20:46
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20/08/2019 17:23
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