Devenir(s) militants: Proposition de méthode pour une exploration des conséquences biographiques de l’engagement des soixante-huitard.e.s français.e.s

Translated title of the contribution: Lifetimes of Commitment: Methodological Proposal to Explore the Biographical Consequences of Activism amongst the French May 68 Generation

Thierry Rossier, Olivier Fillieule

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Abstract

Based on 366 biographical interviews and 284 life calendars collected from individuals who were activists in the 1960s in five major French cities, and as part of a collective research project that explores the consequences of this involvement with regard to activist, professional and personal development (Sombrero, 2013-2018), we propose a unique strategy for processing these biographical data. By combining sequence analyses, multiple correspondence analysis, multiple factor analysis and cluster analysis, we present a methodological proposal to better meet the theoretical requirements of an interactionist analysis in terms of career development. Such a method helps to build a typology of biographical trajectories that can be considered as representative of each cluster identified.
Translated title of the contributionLifetimes of Commitment: Methodological Proposal to Explore the Biographical Consequences of Activism amongst the French May 68 Generation
Original languageFrench
JournalRevue Francaise de Science Politique
Volume69
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)631-683
Number of pages53
ISSN0035-2950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Activist careers
  • Biographical consequenses of activism
  • May 1968 generation
  • Sequence analysis
  • Multiple factor analysis
  • Life calendars

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