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Post-student social movement Activism： the analysis about life choices and network of 1990s student social movement Activism
social movement,student movement,network,narrative analysis,
|Publication Year :||2018|
Began from the late 1980s, more and more student activists in Taiwan started to think about the connotation of freedom and democracy with the growing social movement. Organizing secretly under the Martial Law, those student activists deliberated about their own political attitudes and reached different social classes through variety of sources. Their mature political judgments and close networking among each other made them capable of playing important roles in public sphere in the coming 90s. Even after their graduation, the student activists were still trying to sustain their networking and the idea of social reforming.
Through qualitative research, the present study interviewed 39 significant student activists, aiming to answer the questions of how student activists groups in the universities, namely Tung Hai University and Chung Hsing College of Law and Business, operated the organizations and the members’ opinions on social movements and political affairs in Taiwan. Moreover, the study analyzed how those student activists sustain their organizing work and their career development after they graduated from the school. Using narrative analysis, the study tried to provide more insights on how student activists reconstruct and understand their devotion to the past social movements and its relationship with their career choices as well as how they think and act in the social movements nowadays.
The results of this study found that even these two groups have gone through the same circumstances under the 1990s’ student movement, they still developed variety of organizing operations due to their geographically differences. The members of Tung Hai University were first arranged to various career positions by their compact inner-networking after the graduation, but the followed networking were obstruct due to the discrepancy on challenges and life goals between each members. In the other hand, the activists from Chung Hsing College of Law and Business collectively chose to devote to the labor movement organization after graduation and then collectively withdraw from the organization, their close networking made them able to face the challenges together. However, as the time goes by, it is also hard to maintain the relationship between the members because of the distinction among each other’s’ life choices and stages.
The finding suggests that although the impacts of the networking affected less to these former student activists and their career choices after 1990s. Nevertheless, the experience and thought which the activists earned from the student movements still have significant effects on their attitude of works, relationships and public issues up to the present.
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