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Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

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The late work of community organizer Saul D. Alinsky, and his last book, published in 1971 shortly before his death. His goal for the Rules for Radicals was to create a guide for future community organizers to use in uniting low-income communities, or “Have-Nots”, in order to empower them to gain social, political, and economic equality by challenging the current agencies that promoted their inequality.

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Revolution and other writings

"Landauer is the most important agitator of the radical and revolutionary movement in the entire country", so a German police file from 1893.

This is the first comprehensive collection of Gustav Landauer's writing in English. It includes one of his major works, Revolution, a range of additional essays and articles and some of his correspondence.

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Reveille for Radicals

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Legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship.

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Resource Manual for a Living Revolution

The Resource Manual for a Living Revolution was and is an invaluable reference and resource book for those working for fundamental social change from a holistic nonviolent perspective. It has been tested and used world-wide by women's, peace, anti-nuclear and environmental groups, community organisers and human rights activists.

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Protest and Opportunities: The Political Outcomes of Social Movements

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Although grass-roots social movements are an important force of social and political change, they quite often fail to achieve their lofty goals. Similarly, the inability of research to systematically explain the impact of such movements stands in sharp contrast to their emotional appeal. Protest, Opportunities, and Mechanisms attempts to rejuvenate current scholarship by developing a comprehensive theory of social movements and political change.

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Organizing. A Guide for Grassroots Leaders

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Grassroots organizing is people-oriented work that involves holding meetings, talking with a wide range of individuals and groups, and operating in collective settings with multiple agendas while maintaining a commitment to the democratic process.

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Nonviolence in Political Theory

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Nonviolent action has played an important role in achieving social and political change in the last century, and continues to do so. This book identifies the contributions of nonviolence to political theory through connecting central characteristics of nonviolent action to fundamental debates about the role of power and violence in politics.

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My Gender Workbook

From living without gender to thwarting the gender police, from uncoupling the sex/gender puzzle to finding out what you really think about yourself and other people, this is Kate Bornstein's guide to exploring the big G. Transgendered writer and performer, author of Gender Outlaw, and reluctant authority on living outside rules (all kinds of them), Kate takes you on a class trip through the wilds ot gender. So welcome to your gender workbook.

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1 998

Moving Politics. Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS

In this first book to analyse the emergence, development, and decline of the direct action AIDS movement ACT UP, Deborah B. Gould explores a factor that only recently has entered the sights of social movement scholars and is still largely ignored in the social sciences in general: emotion. An inquiry into the affective stimuli and blockages to political activism, Moving Politics provides an in-depth analysis of the emotional dimensions of contentious politics.

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Masculinities

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When it was first published over a decade ago, R.W. Connell's ground-breaking text on the nature and construction of masculine identity rapidly became a classic. In Masculinities Connell argues that there is not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, each associated with different positions of power.

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