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Based on 250 life-story interviews in seven ecu Union nations, Biography and social exclusion in Europe:analyses own struggles opposed to social exclusion to light up neighborhood milieus and altering welfare regimes and contexts;points to hard new agendas for ecu politics and welfare, past the rhetoric of communitarianism and the hot Deal;vividly illustrates the lived event and environmental complexity operating for and opposed to structural approaches of social exclusion;refashions the interpretive culture as a instructing and study device linking macro and micro realities.·[vbTab]·[vbTab]·[vbTab]Students, educational academics running shoes, practitioners, politicians, coverage makers and researchers in utilized and comparative welfare fields will all make the most of interpreting this book.

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Finding a normative justification for it, he transformed it once again into an act of higher value: “I didn’t feel like abandoning it. For me finishing something you don’t like is important”. The effect of this sophisticated manoeuvre, and the price he has paid for it, has been even deeper confusion about who he really is and what he really wants. On the other hand, he has achieved a reconciliation of intellectual opposites. What he experiences, however, is different. He has ‘condemned’ himself to a future that does not hold any promise for him, and one that he is not really looking forward to.

M. (1973) The mountain people, London: Cape. Urry, J. (2000) Sociology beyond societies: Mobilities for the twenty-first century, London: Routledge. Wengraf, T. (2001) Qualitative research interviewing: Biographic narrative and semistructured method, London: Sage Publications. Werner, E. and Smith, R. (1992) Overcoming the odds: High risk children from birth to adulthood, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University. 21 TWO Suffering the fall of the Berlin Wall: blocked journeys in Spain and Germany William Hungerbühler, Elisabet Tejero and Laura Torrabadella Introduction The research work carried out by Sostris was based on the shared assumption that our subjects were active and resourceful individuals dealing with all kinds of challenges.

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