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Generations, Culture and Society


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Introduction: Generations, war and intellectuals: towards a sociology of generations
Generations and culture
Generations, intellectuals and social movements
Generations, national consciousness and intellectuals
Generations, women and national consciousness

About the Author

June Edmunds is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Her research background is in ethnicity, nationalism and politics; professionalism; and generations and gender. She has also published The Left and Israel (2000) and various articles in journals including Twentieth Century British History, Politics, Ethnicities and Social Science and Medicine. She is currently editing Generations, Consciousness, Narrative and Politics with Bryan S. Turner.

Bryan S. Turner, previously Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, returned to Britain in 1998 to take up the Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He is the founding editor of the journal Citizenship Studies and the editor of a new journal, Journal of Classical Sociology. He has published widely on issues relating to medical sociology, sociology of religion and sociological theory. He has recently published a book entitled Classical Sociology and has co-edited a volume entitled Politics in Contemporary Social Theory with Anthony Elliott (2001). His current research projects are concerned with post-war generations and cultural change.


"...the most important statement since Mannheim's classic work. It establishes a traumatic events theory of generations, and elaborates a model of generational conflict... All this is demonstrated through illuminating analyses... For Edmunds and Turner, generations rather than classes have shaped much of the 20th century and beyond." - Professor Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania "...clearly establishes the relevance of generations as a key sociological concept for understanding cultural change excellent book that offers students and academics a lively and up-to-date text on the role and significance of generations, with comprehensive coverage of social scientific debates." - Gerard Delanty, Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool

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