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This Is an Uprising : How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-first Century (Reprint) (Paperback)

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"Absorbing... Ambitious... Indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere." -Naomi Klein
From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. Yet, in this book, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.With incisive insights from contemporary activists, as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Gene Sharp, and Frances Fox Piven, the Englers show how people with few resources and little conventional influence are engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics.Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code. This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, we pass up the chance to truly understand how social transformation happens.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 347
Genre: Political Science, Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Mark Engler & Paul Engler
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2017
TCIN: 51498780
UPC: 9781568585703
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-8126
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