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Political activism across the life course

Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa; Varvantakis, Christos and Aruldoss, Vinnarasan. 2017. Political activism across the life course. Contemporary Social Science, 12(1-2), pp. 1-12. ISSN 2158-2041 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The study of political activism has neglected people’s personal and social relationships to time. Age, life course and generation have become increasing important experiences for understanding political participation and political outcomes (e.g. Brexit), and current policies of austerity across the world are affecting people of all ages. At a time when social science is struggling to understand the rapid and unexpected changes to the current political landscape, the essay argues that the study of political activism can be enriched by engaging with the temporal dimensions of people’s everyday social experiences because it enables the discovery of political activism in mundane activities as well as in banal spaces. The authors suggest that a values-based approach that focuses on people’s relationships of concern would be a suitable way to surface contemporary political sites and experiences of activism across the life course and for different generations.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2017.1336566

Keywords:

Political activism, age, life course, generation, temporality, values

Dates:

DateEvent
22 May 2017Accepted
5 July 2017Published Online

Item ID:

22687

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2018 11:45

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 08:49

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22687

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