The Struggle for Social Impact and Public Legitimacy
While any scholarly text may list only one or a few authors, its genesis is most likely and most often attributable to a great many more. This book is no exception.
The intellectual contribution to the ideas presented herein is vast, as is my debt of gratitude. Yet I will not bore you with platitudes. Endless lists of thanks can be such a chore. Instead, I’ll be brief but no less beholden.
A quick thank you then to those who continue to make a huge impression on the travel of my ideas and whose own ideas I find so inspirational: Dr Stuart Tannock; Dr Michael Tomlinson; Professor Hugh Lauder; Professor Phillip Brown; Professor Mark Olssen; Professor Alma Harris; Dr Simon Lygo-Baker; Dr Jenn Chubb; Dr Robin Shields; Dr Chris Walsh; Dr Caroline Kenny; Professor Hans Radder; Dr Gemma Derrick; Professor Stefan Collini; Professor Alis Oancea; and Professor Adam Hedgecoe.
And thanks also to those peculiarly wonderful individuals whose contribution to what I do and how I think pervades every minute of every day: my persistently patient and uniquely fabulous wife, Vikki, and the inimitable heirs to the kingdom, Jack, Martha and Gracie.
My thanks also to Mally-the-Dog for excellent company all those eerily quiet days when the house was strangely still and I kept fingers tapping like Fred Astaire at the kitchen table … or such is the dream.