Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26292
Title: Investigating Human Conscioucness Through Florian Znaniecki's Humanistic Sociology and Memoir Method
Contributor(s): Maniam, Vegneskumar  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5317-5.ch008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26292
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160205 Policies and development
Abstract: In the search for social approaches that could contribute to deepening our understanding of issues related to what has been called the Age of the Anthropocene, the conceptual framework and memoir method of humanistic sociology are well worth considering. According to Znaniecki, memoirs (including letters, autobiographies and diaries), as well as personal statements on specific topics, were very valuable sources of data for humanistic sociological analysis. The humanistic conceptual framework and methods have proved to be well suited to investigating how individuals of different cultural communities, as well as those of the Anglo-Celtic majority, viewed the reality of cultural and linguistic diversity in Australia and how this affected their sense of identity. Examples from Australian research on the issue of individuals' sense of cultural identity are presented and analysed to show how the approach can provide insights into the consciousness of participants.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Educational Research in the Age of Anthropocene, p. 168-186
Publisher: IGI Global
Place of Publication: Hershey, United States of America
ISBN: 9781522553175
9781522553182
9781522587545
1522553177
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: https://www.igi-global.com/book/educational-research-age-anthropocene/188330
Series Name: Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID)
Editor: Editor(s): Vicente Reyes, Jennifer Charteris, Adele Nye and Sofia Mavropoulou
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