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On Becoming an Activist

 
Philip Tattersall
On Becoming an Activist
by Philip Tattersall - Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 6:02 AM
 
I invite reviewers to send their comments on my paper On Becoming an Activist and look forward to reading them.
 Reverend Je Kan Adler Collins
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Je Kan Adler-Collins - Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 12:40 PM
 
Dear Phillip, I enjoyed this paper and was carried along by the flow of the narrative. I was concerned at certain points that your claims were not being met in the text. I was very much on your side but suggest that you use the scholarship of the argument and process along side with your passion for social justice and change. There are clear links in your paper for other papers, which will be as equally rewarding to read. I have attached some ideas for your consideration. They are but ideas as the text is yours..smile.
Philip Tattersall
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Philip Tattersall - Sunday, 21 February 2010, 9:29 AM
 

Hello Je Kan, many thanks for your very helpful comments and suggestions. On my rereading of the piece I could see my 'Living Contradictions' coming through. As you have found, my narrative is provocative and deep, with many stories within the story. This has made the writing interesting if not challenging. Like many activists it is very hard work not only to tell what we do, but how we came to be.

I am currently organizing a colloquium for grassroots environmental activist here in Tasmania. Part of the project involved inviting activists to submit 'stories' of their journey to activism. This has been a very interesting and challenging 2 year roller coaster ride!!! Maybe another paper!!!

I will work further on the piece and resub.

I am very grateful to you for your supportive comments and suggestions.

Warm Regards,

Phil

Philip Tattersall
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Philip Tattersall - Sunday, 18 April 2010, 1:49 PM
 

Hello Je Kan,

At last I am submitting my 3rd working draft. It has taken me some time as is still 'work in progress'.

I look forward to yours and Jack's comments in due course.

Many thanks,

Phil

Philip Tattersall
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Philip Tattersall - Saturday, 24 April 2010, 5:04 AM
 

Hello Je Kan,

I have now produced a 4th Working draft of my paper attached. It replces the last draft (draft 3).

All The best to you an dlooking forward to you comments on the 4th draft.

Warm regards,

Phil

Picture of Jack Whitehead
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Jack Whitehead - Monday, 10 May 2010, 3:28 PM
 
Dear Phil - I've just enjoyed the latest (4th) draft of your paper and I'm pleased to recommend it for publication in EJOLTS. I think that it is a most significant contribution. I think you are bringing the living theory of an environmental activist, including community based audit, for the first time into EJOLTS. Your story of learning as an environmental activist over 36 years, is inspiring. It is inspiring because of your determination to go 'Beyond No' in publicly sharing your creative responses to living your values as fully as you can in the face of serious constraints.

I think many others will feel inspired by feeling your generosity of spirit in sharing your passion, commitment and understandings of environmental activism. Your activism carries hope for the future of humanity. I see this in both your passion to improve the quality of life in your local context and your willingness to share your narrative freely and globally through EJOLTS.

As your enquiries continue it might be that extending your range of representations to include multi-media narratives of community based audit, could help to clarify and communicate the energy-flowing values that motivate and explain your environmental activism. I look forward to share your evolving enquiries and to doing what I can to spread the influence of your ideas.

Love Jack.
Philip Tattersall
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Philip Tattersall - Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 5:41 AM
 

Hello Jack,

I've just posted the reply below to Je Kan. Would also value your thoughts on the ethical question and would be happy to post a slightly revised version soon if you feel that would be recessary.

Many thanks for your comments. Am now going thru the paper and checking. Also thinking of adding a few words to help clarify some areas and improve overall flow, which may involve incuding one or two more subheadings to help the reader.

Just an ethical question I've been mulling over for a few days. I have felt comfortable with the idea that as the letters  I have included are from my own hand and do not mention other persons by name (i.e. they can't be identified), there would be no ethical issues. In other words, I have not sought 'permission to publish' from those to whom I have sent the letters reproduced in the paper. Your views?

In any case, would you like me to send you the revised paper (DRAFT 6)?

Warm regards,

Phil

 Reverend Je Kan Adler Collins
Re: On Becoming an Activist
by Je Kan Adler-Collins - Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 5:49 PM
 

Dear Phil, I enjoyed your revised paper very much. I have watched with great appreciation the journey you have taken in strengthening your account. I recommend it for publication in EJOLTs. I also respectfully suggest a final read through paying attention to the last minor points where some grammar and spelling mistakes need correcting. Once again, well done and I look forward to your next paper.
Philip Tattersall
Re: On Becoming an Activist _ Ethical question
by Philip Tattersall - Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 5:36 AM
 

Hello Je Kan,

Many thanks for your comments. Am now going thru the paper and checking. Also thinking of adding a few words to help clarify some areas and improve overall flow, which may involve incuding one or two more subheadings to help the reader.

Just an ethical question I've been mulling over for a few days. I have felt comfortable with the idea that as the letters  I have included are from my own hand and do not mention other persons by name (i.e. they can't be identified), there would be no ethical issues. In other words, I have not sought 'permission to publish' from those to whom I have sent the letters reproduced in the paper. Your views?

In any case, would you like me to send you the revised paper (DRAFT 6)?

Warm regards,

Phil