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Creating a Career: Observations from outside the Mainstream

Creating a Career: Observations from outside the Mainstream

Creating a career: Observations from outside the mainstream
Stewart R.Cleggin conversation withJohn M.Jermier

John: Let me start by asking you to situate your early years of study in a social, political, and intellectual context.

Stewart: In 1971 I started a PhD at Bradford University under David Hickson's supervision. I chose Bradford for several reasons. One reason was that I had become interested in power and uncertainty as related concepts, and these were David's interests. Second, I was born in Bradford. It was a good place for being close to family networks.

I returned to the North again in the summer of 1971. During the summer, before starting the doctorate, I had worked on a building site as a joiner's laborer, something ...

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