The Activist S Handbook

Author : Randy Shaw
ISBN : 9780520956995
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 25.66 MB
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In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Activist's Handbook, Randy Shaw’s hard-hitting guide to winning social change, the author brings the strategic and tactical guidance of the prior edition into the age of Obama. Shaw details how activists can best use the Internet and social media, and analyzes the strategic strengths and weaknesses of rising 21st century movements for immigrant rights, marriage equality, and against climate change. Shaw also highlights increased student activism towards fostering greater social justice in the 21st century. The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country, from Occupy Wall Street to battles over sweatshops, the environment, AIDS policies, education reform, homelessness, and more: How should activists use new media tools to expose issues and mobilize grassroots support? When should activists form coalitions, and with whom? How are students—be they DREAMers seeking immigration reform or college activists battling ever-increasing tuition costs—winning major campaigns? Whether it’s by inspiring "fear and loathing" in politicians, building diverse coalitions, using ballot initiatives, or harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process towards social change, Shaw—a longtime activist for urban issues—shows that with a plan, positive change can be achieved. In showing how people can win social change struggles against even overwhelming odds, The Activist's Handbook is an indispensable guide not only for activists, but for anyone interested in the future of progressive politics in America.
Category: Social Science

Rhetoric For Radicals

Author : Del Jason
ISBN : 9781550924114
Genre : Law
File Size : 61.30 MB
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Learning effective communication--an activist's most powerful tool.
Category: Law

Beyond The Fields

Author : Randy Shaw
ISBN : 9780520268043
Genre : History
File Size : 34.54 MB
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Describes the social changes Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers of America helped accomplish that have endured in the twenty-first century, including the building of Latino political power and the fight for environmental justice.
Category: History

Interpersonal Social Work Skills For Community Practice

Author : Donna Hardina, PhD
ISBN : 9780826108128
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.51 MB
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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models
Category: Social Science

When We Fight We Win

Author : Greg Jobin-Leeds
ISBN : 9781620971406
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 70.74 MB
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Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage—these are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes—and what hinders—transformative social change. Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, a collective of artists and organizers, to capture the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements. When We Fight, We Win! weaves together interviews with today’s most successful activists and artists from across the country and beyond—including Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, Bill McKibben, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Karen Lewis, Favianna Rodriguez, Rea Carey, and Gaby Pacheco, among others—with narrative recountings of strategies and campaigns alongside full-color photos. It includes a foreword by Rinku Sen and an afterword by Antonia Darder. When We Fight, We Win! will give a whole generation of readers the chance to celebrate and benefit from a remarkable decade of activism—a decade that shows just how ripe these times are for social transformation.
Category: Political Science

21st Century Management A Reference Handbook

Author : Charles Wankel
ISBN : 9781452265636
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 25.58 MB
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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.
Category: Business & Economics

21st Century Communication A Reference Handbook

Author : William F. Eadie
ISBN : 9781412950305
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32.10 MB
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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Communication will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Educating For Action

Author : Jason Del Gandio
ISBN : 9780865717763
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 51.26 MB
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An inspiring instructional handbook for transforming idealism into social change
Category: Social Science

The Handbook Of Community Practice

Author : Marie Weil
ISBN : 9781452289977
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21.35 MB
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.
Category: Social Science

Ein Hologramm F R Den K Nig

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 9783462306866
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 70.58 MB
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Alan Clay ist ein Mann der Old Economy, der nicht ganz ohne eigenes Zutun so gut wie ausrangiert ist und nun darum kämpft, die Studiengebühren seiner Tochter bezahlen und einen Rest seiner Würde bewahren zu können. Er hat noch eine Chance, um seiner Finanzlage und damit seinem Leben die entscheidende Wendung zu geben: Für eine amerikanische IT-Firma fliegt er mit einem Team von jungen Leuten nach Saudi-Arabien. Dort, wo mitten in der Wüste eine funkelnde Wirtschaftsmetropole entstehen soll, wollen sie dem saudischen König ihre hochentwickelte IT-Technik vorführen, mit der sie die Stadt versorgen möchten. In einem Zelt am Rande der riesigen Baustelle, aus der eines Tages die Stadt erwachsen soll, kämpfen sie nicht nur mit drückender Hitze und wackligem WiFi, sondern warten auf einen König, der einfach nicht kommt.»Ein Hologramm für den König« ist ein Roman über das, was die globalisierte Wirtschaft mit dem Menschen macht. Mit großer Empathie und herrlich absurder Komik erzählt, zielt er mitten ins Herz der heutigen Zeit. Vielschichtig, traurig, rührend. Ein literarischer Meilenstein.
Category: Fiction