Our challenge now lies in moving away from this fragmentation toward a more integrated developmental science. The many promises of developmental science hinge upon whether we are able to bridge disparate disciplinary orientations, further several important debates, and overcome many theoretical and methodological barriers, most of which involve time or place in some form. This book is about those challenges. It explicates and critiques central propositions and controversies in the study of lives. It discusses challenges posed by age and age structuring, and by generation and cohort; challenges to understanding lives the long way; and challenges posed by social contexts and other issues. It also sets an agenda for the future of developmental science—as we strive to understand human lives in whole and as wholes, through time and in place.
. . . an essential resource for those interested in crafting theory and research on the life course.
eBook Lives in Time and Place