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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
19 November 2008
repeat  23 Nov
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MALE IMMATURITY
Laurie Taylor
explores the contention that men might be failing to grow up with Gary Cross, Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University and the author of a comprehensively documented new book entitled Men to Boys: the Making of Modern Immaturity and Michael Bywater whose own distinctive contribution to this genre is called Big Babies or Why Can’t We Just Grow Up.

FEMALE POLITICAL PRISONERS
Out of Order: The political Imprisonment of Women in Northern Ireland 1972 – 1998 is a new book based on first-hand accounts and interviews with former prisoners, staff, and senior prison manager.  Its author Dr Mary Corcoran, Lecturer in Criminology at Keele University, discuses the history of the punishment of female political prisoners from the period of internment, direct rule of Northern Ireland, the prevention of terrorism act and finally the Good Friday Agreement.
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Professor Gary Cross

Distinguished Professor of Modern History at the Pennsylvania State University

Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN-10: 023114430X
ISBN-13: 978-0231144308

Michael Bywater
Journalist and author of Big Babies: What can’t we just grow up?

Big Babies: Or: Why Can't We Just Grow Up?
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN-10: 1862079528
ISBN-13: 978-1862079526

Dr Mary Corcoran
Lecturer in Criminology at Keele University

Out of Order: The Political Imprisonment of Women in Northern Ireland, 1972-1999
Publisher: Willan Publishing
ISBN-10: 1843921626
ISBN-13: 978-1843921622
 
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