Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Doing age: Methodological reflections on interviewing
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. (Ageing and Living Conditions Programme (ALC))
2013 (English)In: Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941, E-ISSN 1741-3109, Vol. 13, no 6, 668-684 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is not only to discuss how the interview method has implications for the construction of aged identities, but also how the research area conditions the positionings that are made within the interview. Drawing on a set of qualitative semi-structured interviews with persons identifying as, and having experiences of volunteering as ‘class grandparents’ in schools for children, this article highlights and investigates three regimes that proved central in these interviews and that affected the construction of the data: the ‘confessional mode’, the ‘use of life scripts’ and the ‘theoretical identifications’ affecting the interview conversations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 13, no 6, 668-684 p.
Keyword [en]
class grandparents, identity, interview, methodology, positionings
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55759DOI: 10.1177/1468794112459670ISI: 000328677900003OAI: diva2:529409
Available from: 2012-05-30 Created: 2012-05-30 Last updated: 2015-03-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(279 kB)89 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 279 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lundgren, Anna Sofia
By organisation
Department of culture and media studies
In the same journal
Qualitative Research

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 89 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 98 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link