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

Kauffman, L. A., (author.).

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L.A. Kauffman's history of protest offers insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today. This 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. 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 303.484 KAUFF 2017 (Text) 23892000945314 Main Collection Book None 08/27/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781784784096
  • ISBN: 1784784095
  • Physical Description: xiv, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Verso, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-225) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Mayday -- Small change -- In your face -- Turned up.
Summary, etc.:
L.A. Kauffman's history of protest offers insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today. This 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. 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.
Subject: Protest movements > United States.
Political activists > United States.
United States > Social conditions.

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