Quotation Jost, Gerhard. 2008. Biographies with loss of a parent during childhood. ISA-Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Österreich, 05.09-08.09.




Strauss focused in his book „Mirrors and Masks“ primarly on turning points during the adult period of life. He discussed events such as migration, regulated status passages in institutions or conversions, which have to be evaluated and which may lead to new patterns of orientation and understanding. Regarding life events during childhood can contribute to an extensive view on „turning points“, as children normally have another scope of action as adults. Also the (core-)identity of a child is still in development, so that the conditions for transformation are different. In this lecture it will be focused, how such a decisive point like the loss of a parent during childhood is faced and how it effects on the further biography.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Biographies with loss of a parent during childhood
Event ISA-Forum of Sociology
Year 2008
Date 05.09-08.09
Country Austria
Location Barcelona


Jost, Gerhard (Details)
Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5414 Special sociology (Details)
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