Lifetimes of Commitment
Ageing, Politics, Psychology
By (author) Professor Molly Andrews
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Lifetimes of Commitment by Professor Molly Andrews
Book DescriptionThis book is an exploration of the ways in which political belief is developed and sustained throughout the course of a lifetime. Through extensive interviews, it focuses on the lives of fifteen British men and women, aged between seventy and ninety, who have dedicated half a century or longer to working for social change and justice. From Dorothy Greenald's commitment to provision of adequate housing for prisoners' families to Walter Gregory's active service in the Spanish Civil War and Trevor Huddleston's vital role in the international Anti-Apartheid Movement, these men and women have been involved in both local and international struggles. Respondents discuss topics ranging from the importance of gender identity for their political activism, to their perceptions of recent events in Eastern Europe. The work is unusual in combining an investigation of individual lifelong political commitment with a wider consideration of the formation of social identity, aging and the interplay between individuals and their environment. Lifetimes of commitment will have a wide appeal amongst social psychologists, sociologists, social and oral historians and political scientists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521422499
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This pioneering text will present cutting-edge readings of the social sciences through the lens of narrative research.
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Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life, Hardback (January 2014)
Combining scholarship with personal experience, Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life uses examples ranging from Barack Obama's talent for storytelling to the experiences of students from London's East End to examine how story and imagination inform our ideas about education, politics, aging, and doing research.
Doing Narrative Research, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by Professor Molly Andrews
Acting as a practical and theoretical guide to doing narrative research, this book considers issues such as reflexivity, interpretation and the research context, helping readers to gain a well-rounded view of narrative methods research
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