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Direct Action : Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism (Paperback) (L. A. Kauffman)

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The genealogy of today’s disruptive protest movementsFrom environmentalists chaining themselves to logging equipment to global justice activists blockading the World Trade Organization summit to police brutality protesters shutting down freeways, direct action has been central to radical activism in the United States for the last forty years. This compact history examines the evolution of disruptive protest to tell a larger story about the reshaping of American radicalism. Revealing deep connections between movements usually viewed in isolation, and the central role of feminist and ****** practice in revitalizing radical organizing, this book uncovers how groups from ACT UP to Occupy to Black Lives Matter have catalyzed change.No other book has surveyed post-60s left activism with such breadth. Propelled by dozens of interviews with movement-makers, this pithy and engrossing history is for anyone who wants to understand how protest movements erupt—and how they can succeed.
Number of Pages: 236
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: L. A. Kauffman
Language: English
Street Date: February 21, 2017
TCIN: 51412408
UPC: 9781784784096
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-6244
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