John Gill provides a revealing insight into how Haynes confronts issues of race, sexuality and class in a suburban 1950s American neighbourhood. Haynes has been evasive when pressed for a definitive explanation of his film, although as Gill contends, he has left enough evidence lying around on screen for the keen viewer to pick up on numerous disturbing strands at work beneath the glossy surface of this sumptuously presented weepie. While it may affect to pass as a classic of the genre, Haynes's ultimate aim, Gill contends, is to undermine the nature and notion of cinema and storytelling.
One of the benefits of private publishing was that the author felt less necessity to censor themselves or conform their writing to prevailing sentiments. As an unreconstructed Rebel, John Gill writes of the horrors of the war, the loss of good friends, and unfortunately a longing for the days when slavery kept his world in the order in which he was accustomed. One wonders how his descendants would read this today.
Front-line letters and diaries of the Civil War bring an immediacy to a long-ago event and connect us to these everyday men and women who lived it. Gill fought at Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and many other important battles.
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The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously encouraging a strong awareness of philosophical assumptions.
NEW to the Fourth Edition:
- Expanded coverage to accommodate recent developments in management research methodology. New topics include: doing a literature review, case study research, action research, mixed methods, and writing-up.
- Packed with practical research examples and exercises that encourage students to reflect upon the issues raised and relate them to their own experience.
- Additional learning features including critical reflection boxes, case studies and chapter summaries.
- A companion website with a full Instructors' Manual and PowerPoint slides. Students have free access to downloadable journal articles and author podcasts.
Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/gillandjohnson
Using a practical approach, but with explicit attention to the role of theory in management research, the new edition of Research Methods for Managers is a stimulating guide for students in management, organization and organization research.