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Author Brewis, Georgina
Title A social history of student volunteering [electronic resource] : Britain and beyond, 1880-1980 / Georgina Brewis
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 280 p. : 2 b&w, 3 col.ill., ill
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Series Historical studies in education
Note Electronic book text
Originally published in: 2014
1. Introduction 2. A New Era in Social Service? Student Associational Culture and the Settlement Movement 3. Christian Internationalism, Social Study and the Universities Before 1914 4. The Student Chapter in Post-War Reconstruction, 1920-1926 5. No Longer the Privilege of the Well-To-Do? Student Culture, Strikes and Self-Help, 1926-1932 6. Digging with the Unemployed: The Rise of a Student Social Consciousness? 1932-1939 7. Students in Action: Students and Anti-Fascist Relief Efforts, 1933-1939 8. The Students' Contribution to Victory: Voluntary Work in the Second World War And After 9. Experiments in Living: Student Social Service and Social Action, 1950-1965 10. From Service to Action? Rethinking Student Voluntarism, 1965-1980 11. Conclusions: Students and Social Change, 1880-1980
Using a wide range of student testimony and oral history, Georgina Brewis sets in international, comparative context a one-hundred year history of student voluntarism and social action at UK colleges and universities, including such causes as relief for victims of fascism in the 1930s and international development in the 1960s. Georgina Brewis takes a long view of the experience of going to university in Britain over a hundred year period. She explores students' extra-curricular volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and protest activities in Britain and beyond to show that voluntary action was central to the emergence of a distinct student movement. Brewis also considers the evolution of volunteering since the late nineteenth century through study of students' activities and argues that the universities made significant contributions to causes and campaigns ranging from educational reconstruction in 1920s Europe, relief for victims of fascism in the 1930s, and international development in the 1960s. The book draws on rich historical sources and a wider range of student testimony than any earlier study to tell the fascinating story of how ordinary women and men students engaged with the pressing social and international problems of the twentieth century
Georgina Brewis' study of student volunteering is both illuminating and rich in detail. We move from university settlements in Edwardian slums to charity rags, to concern with unemployment and internationalism between the wars, and finally to the 'Ban the Bomb' and anti-apartheid protests of the fifties and sixties. This book brings together youthful idealism, social and political engagement, and the history of universities in an original and insightful way. - Carol Dyhouse, Research Professor of History, University of Sussex, UK Brewis' important new study of student action describes the social and political changes, notably the increased participation of women, which underlay different forms of engagement. From the settlement movement through the 'student popular front' of the thirties, to international activities in the post war period, she demonstrates a story of both change and continuities. It opens up fresh perspectives for the study of British higher education and deserves to be widely read. - Nicholas Deakin, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK
Georgina Brewis is John Adams Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK
Subject College students -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Student movements -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Voluntarism -- History -- 20th century -- Great Britain
Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy -- 20th century. bicssc
Education. ukslc
Higher & further education, tertiary education -- 20th century. bicssc
Social & cultural history -- 20th century. bicssc
Students & student organisations -- 20th century. bicssc
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