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Political activism

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Urban Activism in India

Urban Activism in India

Author: Martin (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) Webb Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book explores the intersections between good governance initiatives and rights activism, between different normative conceptions of how the citizen-state relationship should be, and the projects and practices which flow from them. In an era in which subscribing to transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, good governance and state reform have become key markers of national development and modernisation, the book addresses the dearth of accounts of how these concepts take hold in people's everyday lives. Focusing on the lives of transparency and accountability activists in Delhi. The book introduces the reader to different settings, life stories, and encounters with bureaucracy, transparency and accountability to show how these encounters are inflected by social position and practical knowledge. It demonstrates how concerns about transparency, accountability and anti-corruption flow from a range of social locations and political perspectives rather than being the preserve of specific, often elite, groups, and how initiatives and social action emerge at the intersections of the interests of disparate actors. Innovatively applying an analysis influenced by actor oriented perspectives within the anthropology of international development, and insights generated by ethnographic work on brokerage, mediation and the state, to the study of urban governance activism in India, the author makes us think of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption as social, political and material processes which are firmly embedded in social life and enrol a multiplicity of actors, crucially including those living in the informal and marginal spaces of the city. The book will be of interest to academics studying development and urban studies, governance, corruption, socio-legal studies, anthropology/ethnography/political science and South Asian studies.

Latina Political Participation and Activism in the U.S.

Latina Political Participation and Activism in the U.S.

Author: Anna (Santa Clara University, USA) Sampaio Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Anna Sampaio's book provides an overview of Latina political participation and activism beginning in the late 19th century, highlighting the history and experiences of the three largest populations of Latinas in the U.S. - Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American women. Sampaio develops the history of Latina political engagement and activism over the course of five main chapters, beginning with a discussion of colonization, naturalization, and immigration focused on U.S. expansion into the Southwest and the islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba, and extending through the expansion of Latina/o labor in the first half of the 20th century, the social protest movements of the 60s and 70s, and the shifts in activism over the last 30 years. The book examines Latina political participation in each stage by considering how their identity, activism, and political participation were shaped and how they transformed the political landscape around them. At the same time, Sampaio uses ideas from feminist theory to adopt an analytical lens, highlighting questions of gender, race, class and their intersection throughout the periods of political history examined in these chapters. Whether it is organizing immigrant activists in response to restrictive legislation proposed in Congress, providing feminist critiques of leaders in the Chicano movement, or mobilizing voter turnout in key elections, Latinas have always engaged in politics. Their history of participation is not only central to our understanding of racial, ethnic and gender politics specifically, but American politics generally. This book serves as a tool that will inform students about the changing forms of political activism and participation of Latinas in the U.S. and about the ways that race and gender can serve as modes of analysis for conducting research.

Latina Political Participation and Activism in the U.S.

Latina Political Participation and Activism in the U.S.

Author: Anna (Santa Clara University, USA) Sampaio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Anna Sampaio's book provides an overview of Latina political participation and activism beginning in the late 19th century, highlighting the history and experiences of the three largest populations of Latinas in the U.S. - Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American women. Sampaio develops the history of Latina political engagement and activism over the course of five main chapters, beginning with a discussion of colonization, naturalization, and immigration focused on U.S. expansion into the Southwest and the islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba, and extending through the expansion of Latina/o labor in the first half of the 20th century, the social protest movements of the 60s and 70s, and the shifts in activism over the last 30 years. The book examines Latina political participation in each stage by considering how their identity, activism, and political participation were shaped and how they transformed the political landscape around them. At the same time, Sampaio uses ideas from feminist theory to adopt an analytical lens, highlighting questions of gender, race, class and their intersection throughout the periods of political history examined in these chapters. Whether it is organizing immigrant activists in response to restrictive legislation proposed in Congress, providing feminist critiques of leaders in the Chicano movement, or mobilizing voter turnout in key elections, Latinas have always engaged in politics. Their history of participation is not only central to our understanding of racial, ethnic and gender politics specifically, but American politics generally. This book serves as a tool that will inform students about the changing forms of political activism and participation of Latinas in the U.S. and about the ways that race and gender can serve as modes of analysis for conducting research.

Subcultures and Violent Radicalisation

Subcultures and Violent Radicalisation

Author: Daniela Pisoiu Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

What role do subcultures play in the radicalisation of Islamist, right-wing and left-wing groups? How are the norms of subcultures adopted by radicalised individuals and reflected in their lifestyle, identity and choices? Violent radicalisation is often portrayed as a deviant behaviour resulting from social and political dissociation. At the same time Islamist, right-wing and left-wing terrorist groups have all found sections of the population to sympathise with their aims and provide them with moral and logistical support. Through comprehensive systematic research, rigorous analysis of the empirical data and a range of interviews with active and former radicals Daniela Pisoiu construct a theoretical framework to explain the transition to radicalisation and political violence in Germany. Her conclusions provide us with a wider understanding of the role of subcultures in violent radicalisation and demonstrates that, far from a marginal and abnormal phenomenon, this radicalisation is a matter of traceable long term and holistic socialisation.

Prisms of the People

Prisms of the People

Author: Hahrie Han, Elizabeth McKenna, Michelle Oyakawa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2020

Grassroots organizing and collective action have always been fundamental to American democracy but have been burgeoning since the 2016 election, as people struggle to make their voices heard in this moment of societal upheaval. Unfortunately much of that action has not had the kind of impact participants might want, especially among movements representing the poor and marginalized who often have the most at stake when it comes to rights and equality. Yet, some instances of collective action have succeeded. What's the difference between a movement that wins victories for its constituents, and one that fails? What are the factors that make collective action powerful? Prisms of the People addresses those questions and more. Using data from six movement organizations--including a coalition that organized a 104-day protest in Phoenix in 2010 and another that helped restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated in Virginia--Hahrie Han, Elizabeth McKenna, and Michelle Oyakawa show that the power of successful movements most often is rooted in their ability to act as prisms of the people, turning participation into political power just as prisms transform white light into rainbows. Understanding the organizational design choices that shape the people, their leaders, and their strategies can help us understand how grassroots groups achieve their goals. Linking strong scholarship to a deep understanding of the needs and outlook of activists, Prisms of the People is the perfect book for our moment--for understanding what's happening and propelling it forward.

Prisms of the People

Prisms of the People

Author: Hahrie Han, Elizabeth McKenna, Michelle Oyakawa Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2020

Grassroots organizing and collective action have always been fundamental to American democracy but have been burgeoning since the 2016 election, as people struggle to make their voices heard in this moment of societal upheaval. Unfortunately much of that action has not had the kind of impact participants might want, especially among movements representing the poor and marginalized who often have the most at stake when it comes to rights and equality. Yet, some instances of collective action have succeeded. What's the difference between a movement that wins victories for its constituents, and one that fails? What are the factors that make collective action powerful? Prisms of the People addresses those questions and more. Using data from six movement organizations--including a coalition that organized a 104-day protest in Phoenix in 2010 and another that helped restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated in Virginia--Hahrie Han, Elizabeth McKenna, and Michelle Oyakawa show that the power of successful movements most often is rooted in their ability to act as prisms of the people, turning participation into political power just as prisms transform white light into rainbows. Understanding the organizational design choices that shape the people, their leaders, and their strategies can help us understand how grassroots groups achieve their goals. Linking strong scholarship to a deep understanding of the needs and outlook of activists, Prisms of the People is the perfect book for our moment--for understanding what's happening and propelling it forward.

Creativity and Resistance in a Hostile World

Creativity and Resistance in a Hostile World

Author: Sarita Malik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

What can culture, and its manifestations in artistic and creative forms, 'do'? Creativity and resistance in a hostile world draws on original collaborative research that brings together a range of stories and perspectives on the role of creativity and resistance in a hostile world. In times of racial nationalism across the world, it seeks to connect, in a grounded way, how creative acts have agitated for social change. The book suggests that creative actions themselves, and acting together creatively, can at the same time offer vital sources of hope. Drawing on a series of case studies, this volume focuses on the past and emergent grassroots arts work that has responded to racisms, the legacies of colonialism or the depredations of capitalist employment across several contexts and locations, including England, Northern Ireland and India. The authors also critically reflect on the possibilities and limitations of collaborative research within and beyond the academy. -- .

Creativity and Resistance in a Hostile World

Creativity and Resistance in a Hostile World

Author: Sarita Malik Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2020

What can culture, and its manifestations in artistic and creative forms, 'do'? Creativity and resistance in a hostile world draws on original collaborative research that brings together a range of stories and perspectives on the role of creativity and resistance in a hostile world. In times of racial nationalism across the world, it seeks to connect, in a grounded way, how creative acts have agitated for social change. The book suggests that creative actions themselves, and acting together creatively, can at the same time offer vital sources of hope. Drawing on a series of case studies, this volume focuses on the past and emergent grassroots arts work that has responded to racisms, the legacies of colonialism or the depredations of capitalist employment across several contexts and locations, including England, Northern Ireland and India. The authors also critically reflect on the possibilities and limitations of collaborative research within and beyond the academy. -- .

A Secret Australia

A Secret Australia

Author: Felicity Ruby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2020

I Ain't Marching Anymore

I Ain't Marching Anymore

Author: Chris Lombardi Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2020

I Ain't Marching Anymore carefully traces soldier dissent from the early days of the republic through the wars that followed, including the Civil War, long battles against slavery and racism, genocidal 'Indian Wars,' both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, and contemporary military imbroglios. Acclaimed journalist Chris Lombardi presents a soaring history valorising the brave men and women who spoke up, spoke out, and talked back to national power.

Asylum For Sale

Asylum For Sale

Author: Seth Holmes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Ask a Suffragist

Ask a Suffragist

Author: April Young Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2020