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The Resource Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism, L.A. Kauffman

Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism, L.A. Kauffman

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Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism
Title
Direct action
Title remainder
protest and the reinvention of American radicalism
Statement of responsibility
L.A. Kauffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman's timely, trenchant history of protest offers unique insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today. This deeply researched account, twenty-five years in the making, traces the evolution of disruptive protest since the Sixties to tell a larger story about the reshaping of the American left. Kauffman, a longtime grassroots organizer, examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have used disruptive tactics to catalyze change despite long odds. Kauffman's lively and elegant history is propelled by hundreds of candid interviews conducted over a span of decades. Direct Action showcases the voices of key players in an array of movements - environmentalist, anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-globalization, racial-justice, anti-war, and more - across an era when American politics shifted to the right, and a constellation of decentralized issue- and identity-based movements supplanted the older ideal of a single, unified left. Now, as protest movements again take on a central and urgent political role, Kauffman's history offers both striking lessons for the current moment and an unparalleled overview of the landscape of recent activism. Written with nuance and humor, Direct Action is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the protest movements of our time
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kauffman, L. A
Dewey number
303.48/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.K366 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protest movements
  • Political activists
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Radicalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • Political activists
  • Protest movements
  • Social history
  • United States
Label
Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism, L.A. Kauffman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mayday -- Small change -- In your face -- Turned up
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 236 pages
Isbn
9781784784096
Lccn
2017304599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn961894841
  • (OCoLC)961894841
Label
Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism, L.A. Kauffman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mayday -- Small change -- In your face -- Turned up
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 236 pages
Isbn
9781784784096
Lccn
2017304599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn961894841
  • (OCoLC)961894841

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