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FERRAROTTI, Franco. Las historias de vida como método. Convergencia [online]. 2007, vol.14, n.44, pp.15-40. ISSN 2448-5799.

This paper provides strong arguments that validate the qualitative methods as privileged strategies for the study of the social aspects, particularly in the case of the stories of life; one of the fundamental arguments is that humans are not a piece of data, but rather, a process which acts creatively in their quotidian world, where the latter implies acknowledging its evocative and re-creative sense, elements that imply the possibility of self perception of the individual-subject of the hisiory of life in its experiencial relation with the contextual environment. The relation between text and context is created by the individual as part of his experience process, in so far as a historic agent. In the end, the histories of life have the capacity of expressing and formulating the quotidian lived of the social, formal and informal struciures, from there the fundamental contribution to the social research.

Keywords : histories of life; quotidian life; qualitative methods.

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