Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

"This reference work examines significant social movements in American history, covering each movement's goals, tactics, and effects, as well as its successes and failures.

Author: Immanuel Ness

Publisher:

ISBN: 0765682494

Category: Social change

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"This reference work examines significant social movements in American history, covering each movement's goals, tactics, and effects, as well as its successes and failures. It also examines the interrelationships among different movements and how they shaped American politics, culture, and society. Also featured are biographical portraits of leaders and key figures of the nation's social movements, as well as a variety of original documents."--Publisher description.
Categories: Social change

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

This four-volume set examines every significant social movement in American history, covering each movement's goals, tactics, and impact, as well as its successes and failures.

Author: Immanuel Ness

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784028185

Category: Social change

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This four-volume set examines every significant social movement in American history, covering each movement's goals, tactics, and impact, as well as its successes and failures.
Categories: Social change

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

By thoroughly covering the aims, themes, and people in every American social movement and the impact they had on politics and society, the articles and material in the Encyclopedia of American Social Movements provide a broad and ...

Author: Immanuel Ness

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1750

View: 789

This four-volume set examines every social movement in American history - from the great struggles for abolition, civil rights, and women's equality to the more specific quests for prohibition, consumer safety, unemployment insurance, and global justice.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Patriotism American Protest

American Patriotism  American Protest

Social Movements Since the Sixties Simon Hall. 81 NAACP Newsletter (Oakland Branch) 1, ... 6 Stein, ed., Encyclopedia, 235; Ness, ed., Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, 1335–36. 7 Information on Lucas and Call from D'Emilio, ...

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203653

Category: History

Page: 224

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During the 1970s and beyond, political causes both left and right—the gay rights movement, second-wave feminism, the protests against busing to desegregate schools, the tax revolt, and the anti-abortion struggle—drew inspiration from the protest movements of the 1960s. Indeed, in their enthusiasm for direct-action tactics, their use of street theater, and their engagement in grassroots organizing, activists in all these movements can be considered "children of the Sixties." Invocations of America's founding ideals of liberty and justice and other forms of patriotic protest have also featured prominently in the rhetoric and image of these movements. Appeals to the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights have been made forcefully by gay rights activists and feminists, for instance, while participants in the antibusing movement, the tax revolt, and the campaign against abortion rights have waved the American flag and claimed the support of the nation's founders. In tracing the continuation of quintessentially "Sixties" forms of protest and ideas into the last three decades of the twentieth century, and in emphasizing their legacy for conservatives as well as those on the left, American Patriotism, American Protest shows that the activism of the civil rights, New Left, and anti-Vietnam War movements has shaped America's modern political culture in decisive ways. As well as providing a refreshing alternative to the "rise and fall" narrative through which the Sixties are often viewed, Simon Hall's focus on the shared commitment to patriotic protest among a diverse range of activists across the political spectrum also challenges claims that, in recent decades, patriotism has become the preserve of the political right. Full of original and insightful observations, and based on extensive archival research, American Patriotism, American Protest transforms our understanding of the Sixties and their aftermath.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of American Social History

Encyclopedia of American Social History

A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology.

Author: Mary Kupiec Cayton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002877687

Category: Encyclopedias

Page: 948

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A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology.
Categories: Encyclopedias

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work

The encyclopedia also provides various “Reader's Guides” that cluster relevant articles by broad category such as “Education,” “Environmentalism,” “Consumer Movements,” and “Political Philosophy/Ethics.” Encyclopedia of American Social ...

Author: Stephen Bales

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081017586

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 547

Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents
Categories: Social Science

Social Movements

Social Movements

“Potentials, Networks, Motivations, and Barriers: Steps towards Participation in Social Movements.” American Sociological Review 52(4): 519–531. ... Pp. 1471–1481 in Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, vol. 4, edited by I. Ness.

Author: Suzanne Staggenborg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199363599

Category: Social movements

Page: 240

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Social movements around the world have used a wide variety of protest tactics to bring about enormous social changes, influencing cultural arrangements, public opinion, and government policies in the process. This concise yet in-depth primer provides a broad overview of theoretical issues in the study of social movements, illustrating key concepts with a series of case studies. It offers engaging analyses of the protest cycle of the 1960s, the women's movement, the LGBT movement, the environmental movement, right-wing movements, and global social justice movements. Author Suzanne Staggenborg examines these social movements in terms of their strategies and tactics, the organizational challenges they faced, and the roles that the mass media and counter-movements played in determining their successes and failures.
Categories: Social movements

Civil Disobedience Chronology historic acts of conscience

Civil Disobedience  Chronology  historic acts of conscience

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004. Neville, John F. Twentieth-Century Cause Célèbre: Sacco, Vanzetti, and the Press, 1920-1927. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. Newkirk, Ingrid.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068149543

Category: Civil disobedience

Page: 416

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Throughout American history, people with strong beliefs that ran counter to society's rules and laws have used civil disobedience to advance their causes. From the Boston Tea Party in 1773, to the Pullman Strike in 1894, to the draft card burnings and sit-ins of more recent times, civil disobedience has been a powerful force for effecting change in American society. This comprehensive A-Z encyclopedia provides a wealth of information on people, places, actions, and events that defied the law to focus attention on an issue or cause. It covers the causes and actions of activists across the political spectrum from colonial times to the present, and includes political, social economic, environmental, and a myriad of other issues. Civil Disobedience ties into all aspects of the American history curriculum, and is a rich source of material for essays and debates on critical issues and events that continue to influence our nation's laws and values. It explores the philosophies, themes, concepts, and practices of activist groups and individuals, as well as the legislation they influenced. A detailed chronology of civil disobedience, listings of acts of conscience and civil disobedience by act and by location, a bibliography of primary and secondary sources, and a comprehensive index complete the set. - Publisher.
Categories: Civil disobedience

No Mexicans Women or Dogs Allowed

No Mexicans  Women  or Dogs Allowed

Alain Touraine, The Voice and the Eye: An Analysis of Social Movements (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, ... Matt S. Meier and Margo Gutiérrez, eds., Encyclopedia of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Westport, ...

Author: Cynthia E. Orozco

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774131

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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“A refreshing and pathbreaking [study] of the roots of Mexican American social movement organizing in Texas with new insights on the struggles of women” (Devon Peña, Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington). Historian Cynthia E. Orozco presents a comprehensive study of the League of United Lantin-American Citizens, with an in-depth analysis of its origins. Founded by Mexican American men in 1929, LULAC is often judged harshly according to Chicano nationalist standards of the late 1960s and 1970s. Drawing on extensive archival research, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed presents LULAC in light of its early twentieth-century context. Orozco argues that perceptions of LULAC as an assimilationist, anti-Mexican, anti-working class organization belie the group's early activism. Supplemented by oral history, this sweeping study probes LULAC's predecessors, such as the Order Sons of America, blending historiography and cultural studies. Against a backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, World War I, gender discrimination, and racial segregation, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed recasts LULAC at the forefront of civil rights movements in America.
Categories: Social Science