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Activism, Political Participation and Social Movements

Ammunition for peacemakers : answers for activists

Moulton, Phillips P..
McNichols Campus Library
BT 736.4 .M67 1986

The art of protest : culture and activism from the civil rights movement to the streets of Seattle

Reed, T. V. (Thomas Vernon).
McNichols Campus Library
HN 90 .R3 R395 2005

Reveals the importance of social movements to American culture and the power of activism as it continues to remake our world.

Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy

Knight, Louise W..
McNichols Campus Library
HV 40.32 .A33 K59 2005

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This covers her early years from 1860-1899, revealing her early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In Citizen, we observe the powerful mind of a woman encountering the radical ideas of her age, most notably the ever-changing meanings of democracy.

Collaborators for social justice

Barlow, Andrew L.. (Rowman & LIttlefield Publishers, 1007.)
McNichols Campus Library
HM 776 .C65 2007

Transformative collaborations : professionals and minority community power / Andrew L. Barlow -- Creating a new world : transformative lawyering for social change / Anamaria Loya -- Organizing education : academic research and community organizing for social reform / Michelle Renée ... [et al.] -- LULUs of the field : research and activism for environmental justice / Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and James L. Sadd -- The production of knowledge and community empowerment : organizing and research on youth violence / Howard Pinderhughes -- Private troubles and public issues / Michael Burawoy.

Encyclopedia of American social movements

Ness, Immanuel.
McNichols Campus Library
Ref. HN 57 .E584 2004

v. 1. Antislavery movement ; Civil rights movement ; Women's movement -- v. 2. Women's movement (cont.) ; Labor movement ; Native American movement -- v. 3. Rural, social, and political movements ; Moral reform movements ; Religious, utopian, and health movements ; Antiwar/protest movements ; Radical and poor people's movements -- v. 4. Student movements ; Ethnic and group identity movements ; Environmental movement ; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement ; Conservative, nativist, and right-wing movements ; Global justice movement.

Feminism and antiracism : international struggles for justice

Blee, Kathleen M..
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1190 .F4189 2001

This anthology bridges the gaps between feminist and anti-racist theories and practices. The essays deal with racial and gender inequality around the globe, tackling such issues as political and environmental racism, imprisonment, sexual exploitation and economic inequality.

A force more powerful : a century of nonviolent conflict

McNichols Campus Library
HM 1281 .F67 2000 pt.1-6

Six stories showing how nonviolent power has been used against oppressive rule, military forces, and injustice throughout the twentieth century.

Part 1. Nashville : We were warriors -- pt. 2. India : Defying the Crown -- pt. 3. South Africa : Freedom in our lifetime" -- pt. 4. Denmark : Living with the enemy -- pt. 5. Poland : We've caught God by the arm -- pt. 6. Chile : Defeat of a dictator.

Fronteras no más : toward social justice at the U.S.-Mexico border

Staudt, Kathleen A..
McNichols Campus Library
HM 671 .S73 2002

Treats the U.S.-Mexico border as an opportune space in which residents address their common interests in a clean environment, better wages and trade, and respect for human rights. Offers a civic blueprint on ways to enhance cooperation, given the continuing interdependence of this North American space at the border.

Journeys that opened up the world : women, student Christian movements, and social justice, 1955-1975

McNichols Campus Library
BV 970 .A1 J68 2003

Contains memoirs from sixteen women active in the civil rights movement, anti-war campaigns, and the rise of feminism in the Cold War era. It places religious activism at the center of social movements previously thought of as largely secular.

CONTENTS: Sara M. Evans -- Ruth Harris -- Jeanne Audrey Powers -- Rebecca Owen -- Elmira Kendricks Nazombe -- Jill Foreman Hultin -- Charlotte Bunch -- Tamela Hultman -- M. Sheila McCurdy -- Alice Hageman -- Jan Griesinger -- Eleanor Scott Meyers -- Nancy D. Richardson -- Valerie Russell -- Renetia Martin -- Frances E. Kendall -- Margarita Mendoza de Sugiyama.

How to change the world : social entrepreneurs and the power of ideas

Bornstein, David.
McNichols Campus Library
HN 18 .B6363 2004

Profiles nine champions of social change who developed innovative ways to address needs they saw around them. Presents unifying summaries of "four practices of innovative organizations" and "six qualities of successful social entrepreneurs."

The moral vision of Cesar Chavez

Dalton, Frederick John.
Dental School Library
HD 6509 .C48 D35 2003

Chapter titles: A vision of liberation -- Homespun religion -- Human dignity -- The virtues of La Causa -- The truth of nonviolence -- Simple deeds for justice.

A promise and a way of life : white antiracial activism

Thompson, Becky W..
McNichols Campus Library
E 185.98 .A1 T48 2001

Looks at white Americans who have struggled against racism, offering examples of both successes and failures, inspirations, practical philosophies, and a way ahead.

Representing resistance : media, civil disobediance, and the Global Justice Movement

Opel, Andy.
McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .R47 2003

Suggests that globalization is supplanting Cold War ideology, and they critiques mainstream news media coverage of civil disobedience. Explores the "new activism" of social movement groups who use performance and media to appeal directly to the people in promoting their causes, fundraising, and recruitment.

Stick your neck out : a street-smart guide to creating change in your community and beyond

Graham, John.
McNichols Campus Library
HN 18 .G665 2005

A guide to the skills, qualities, and strategies needed to make a difference, covering every aspect of working for change--from choosing an issue to mapping out a plan, creating a vision of success, organizing a team, building trust, resolving conflcts, working with the media, moving through bureaucracies, setting legal strategies, and more.

The troublemaker's handbook : a manual for effective citizen action

Dobson, Charles.
McNichols Campus Library
HM 766 .D62 2003

A complete how-to guide for people who want to make a difference beyond their personal lives. Written for individuals and small groups with few resources, it answers everything from the basic questions of organizing to the latest techniques for winning public interest campaigns.

Whites confront racism : antiracists and their paths to action

O'Brien, Eileen.
McNichols Campus Library
E 184 .A1 O2 2001

Asserts the distinctive place that whites can take in the fight for racial justice, bringing together interviews with white antiracist activists from across North America.

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