query: age and activism

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Mon Dec 16 22:42:03 CST 2002

[ed:  thanks to kmccook for replying to Helen's message (reprinted 

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> [ed:  please feel welcomed to copy COMM-ORG with your 
> responses to Helen's query.  A bit from me below.]
> From: "Deines, Helen" <HDeines at spalding.edu>
> I am working on a study of the causes/consequences of older 
> persons participating in social movement activism. I have been 
> surprised to find a sparce empirical foundation regarding age as a 
> variable in activism.   
> Can anyone suggest sources of wisdom?  Is there anyone with a 
> common interst?  
> Helen Deines
> Associate Professor of Social Work
> Spalding University 
> Louisville KY
> hdeines at spalding.edu
> ********************************
> [ed:  Doug McAdam has written some stuff on "biographical 
> availability", saying that people's ability to participate in different 
> forms of activism changes as they travel through the life course.  
> Sorry I don't have a more specific reference.]
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