Disability Mothers and Organization

Disability  Mothers  and Organization
Author: Melanie Panitch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 1135903786
ISBN 13: 9781135903787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability Mothers and Organization Book Review:

This book examines how and why mothers with disabled children became activists. Leading campaigns to close institutions and secure human rights, these women learned to mother as activists, struggling in their homes and communities against the debilitating and demoralizing effects of exclusion. Activist mothers recognized the importance of becoming advocates for change beyond their own families and contributed to building an organization to place their issues on a more public scale. In highlighting this under-examined movement, this book contributes to the scholarship on Disability Studies, Women's Students, Sociology, and Social Movement Studies.

Accidental Activists

Accidental Activists
Author: Celeste L. Arrington
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1501703366
ISBN 13: 9781501703362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accidental Activists Book Review:

Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why not. Relatively powerless groups like redress claimants depend on support from political elites, active groups in society, the media, experts, lawyers, and the interested public to capture democratic policymakers’ attention and sway their decisions. Focusing on when and how such third-party support matters, Arrington finds that elite allies may raise awareness about the victims’ cause or sponsor special legislation, but their activities also tend to deter the mobilization of fellow claimants and public sympathy. By contrast, claimants who gain elite allies only after the difficult and potentially risky process of mobilizing societal support tend to achieve more redress, which can include official inquiries, apologies, compensation, and structural reforms. Arrington draws on her extensive fieldwork to illustrate these dynamics through comparisons of the parallel Japanese and South Korean movements of victims of harsh leprosy control policies, blood products tainted by hepatitis C, and North Korean abductions. Her book thereby highlights how citizens in Northeast Asia—a region grappling with how to address Japan’s past wrongs—are leveraging similar processes to hold their own governments accountable for more recent harms. Accidental Activists also reveals the growing power of litigation to promote policy change and greater accountability from decision makers.

Accidental Activists

Accidental Activists
Author: David Collins
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781574416923
ISBN 13: 1574416928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accidental Activists Book Review:

"Book is a profile of a gay couple who challenged Texas laws against gay marriage. Their case went to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals before being superseded by the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes live in Plano, Texas. Book contains details on civil rights cases relating to gay rights"--

Accidental Activists

Accidental Activists
Author: David Collins
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1574417037
ISBN 13: 9781574417036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accidental Activists Book Review:

In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state’s 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. Two years later—after tense battles in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, after sitting through oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges—they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. But the road they traveled was never easy. Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the “personhood,” the essential humanity of gays and lesbians. Author David Collins tells Mark and Vic’s story in the context of legal and social history and explains the complex legal issues and developments surrounding same-sex marriage in layman’s terms.

Well That Escalated Quickly

Well  That Escalated Quickly
Author: Franchesca Ramsey
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 9781538761052
ISBN 13: 153876105X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Well That Escalated Quickly Book Review:

In this sharp, funny, and timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's Decoded Franchesca Ramsey explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls, and call-out wars. Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on identity, race, and culture, really. But then her YouTube video "What White Girls Say . . . to Black Girls" went viral. Twelve million views viral. Faced with an avalanche of media requests, fan letters, and hate mail, she had two choices: Jump in and make her voice heard or step back and let others frame the conversation. After a crash course in social justice and more than a few foot-in-mouth moments, she realized she had a unique talent and passion for breaking down injustice in America in ways that could make people listen and engage. In her first book, Ramsey uses her own experiences as an accidental activist to explore the many ways we communicate with each other--from the highs of bridging gaps and making connections to the many pitfalls that accompany talking about race, power, sexuality, and gender in an unpredictable public space...the internet. WELL, THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY includes Ramsey's advice on dealing with internet trolls and low-key racists, confessions about being a former online hater herself, and her personal hits and misses in activist debates with everyone from bigoted Facebook friends and misguided relatives to mainstream celebrities and YouTube influencers. With sharp humor and her trademark candor, Ramsey shows readers we can have tough conversations that move the dialogue forward, rather than backward, if we just approach them in the right way.

How to Become an Accidental Activist

How to Become an Accidental Activist
Author: Elizabeth MacLeod,Frieda Wishinsky
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 1459826132
ISBN 13: 9781459826137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Become an Accidental Activist Book Review:

Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others. These activists come from many different backgrounds and a drives to take action. They work for human rights, to help the environment, to preserve historic buildings and more. This book will inspire young readers by giving them tips on getting started, continuing when the going gets tough and encouraging others to get involved. They will learn how to use determination, channel their passions and dream big to change the world.

The Accidental Activist

The Accidental Activist
Author: Candace Gingrich,Chris Bull
Publsiher: Scribner Book Company
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105018378161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accidental Activist Book Review:

The half-sister of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich describes the often painful process of revealing her lesbianism and discusses her conflicting feelings about her brother and his conservative politics

The Accidental Activist

The Accidental Activist
Author: Matt Ball
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1590564553
ISBN 13: 9781590564554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accidental Activist Book Review:

Not every activist starts out with the goal of changing the world. Some have their life shaped by chance, quirks of timing, and strange coincidences. And an unwillingness—or simple inability—to fully ignore the horrors perpetrated on animals today. Since Matt Ball learned of factory farms well over a quarter century ago, his journey has been anything but linear. Instead, his evolution has been fraught with denial, regression, conflicts, and failures. Matt’s evolution shows that not every activist is a confident extrovert with all the answers. His struggles—often publicly played out in written form, in newsletters, mailings, blogs—have influenced, directly and indirectly, countless individuals. Even though accidental and reluctant, the hard-learned but ultimately pragmatic lessons Matt shares in this book are changing the world. Having learned from years of mistakes, his insights can help others be effective and, hopefully, happier as well. As Peter Singer notes, “A new future is in sight, one that Matt, Vegan Outreach, and other advocates are hard at work creating.” This book can help each of us be a part of bringing about this new future.

Growing Up Elizabeth May

Growing Up Elizabeth May
Author: Sylvia Olsen
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 1459823729
ISBN 13: 9781459823723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Elizabeth May Book Review:

Elizabeth May was born to be an activist. As a young girl, Elizabeth was worried about the health of the planet and believed it was her job to protect it. While other children were playing, she was raising money for important causes, researching the latest science and organizing protests. Before most people had heard about environmentalism, she was an environmentalist, living by her principle of “I have to do something.” Written with Elizabeth’s daughter Cate, this book reveals how Elizabeth’s activism led her to politics, first as leader of the Green Party of Canada and later as a Member of Parliament. Filled with environmental facts, profiles of young activists and tips for making change in your own community, this book is part biography and part blueprint for activists in the making.

Accidental Activist

Accidental Activist
Author: Barbara Venkataraman,Josh Venkataraman
Publsiher: Next Chapter
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2022-02-07
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PKEY:6610000343300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accidental Activist Book Review:

Discover the incredible four-year quest for justice for The Groveland Four, and learn how to pursue your own causes, whatever they may be. Accidental Activist is a primer for positive action, and a journey through Florida's past as well as its future. Some of the things you will learn by reading this book: Everything takes more time than you think Nothing ever goes according to plan Help can come from unexpected places Time is on your side Everyone is connected You can reach your tipping point for success and not even realize it Your goals can change along the way Flexibility is key Let's get started, shall we?

Unrequited Love

Unrequited Love
Author: Dennis Altman
Publsiher: Biography
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781925835120
ISBN 13: 192583512X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unrequited Love Book Review:

Dennis Altman first travelled from Australia to the United States when Lyndon Johnson was President, beginning a long obsession with the US. In the early 1970s he was involved in New York Gay Liberation; his 1971 study Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, is widely regarded as a classic work in its field. In the 1980s Altman lived in San Francisco during the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Later he sat on the Australian National Council on AIDS and international organisations including, as president, the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific. The election of Donald Trump took place while Altman was back in California on one of his frequent visits. In this diarised memoir, moving between Australia, the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, Christopher Isherwood and many others people a story of a half century of activism, intellectualism, friendship and conflict.

No Closure

No Closure
Author: John C. Seitz
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 0674975243
ISBN 13: 9780674975248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Closure Book Review:

In 2004 the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston announced plans to close more than eighty churches. Distraught parishioners occupied several of these buildings in opposition to the decrees. Seitz tells the stories of these resisting Catholics in their own words, illuminating how they were drawn to reconsider the past and its meanings.

The Accidental Feminist

The Accidental Feminist
Author: M. G. Lord
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-02-12
ISBN 10: 080277864X
ISBN 13: 9780802778642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accidental Feminist Book Review:

Movie stars establish themselves as brands--and Taylor's brand , in its most memorable outings, has repeatedly introduced a broad audience to feminist ideas. In her breakout film, "National Velvet" (1944), Taylor's character challenges gender discrimination,: Forbidden as a girl to ride her beloved horse in an important race, she poses as a male jockey. Her next milestone, "A Place in the Sun" (1951), can be seen as an abortion rights movie--a cautionary tale from a time before women had ready access to birth control. In "Butterfield 8" (1960), for which she won an Oscar, Taylor isn't censured because she's a prostitute, but because she chooses the men: she controls her sexuality, a core tenet of the third-wave feminism that emerged in the 1990s. Even "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) depicts the anguish that befalls a woman when the only way she can express herself is through her husband's stalled career and children. The legendary actress has lived her life defiantly in public--undermining post-war reactionary sex roles, helping directors thwart the Hollywood Production Code, which censored film content between 1934 and 1967. Defying death threats she spearheaded fundraising for AIDS research in the first years of the epidemic, and has championed the rights of people to love whom they love, regardless of gender. Yet her powerful feminist impact has been hidden in plain sight. Drawing on unpublished letters and scripts as well as interviews with Kate Burton, Gore Vidal, Austin Pendleton, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Smith, and others, The Accidental Feminist will surprise Taylor and film fans with its originality and will add a startling dimension to the star's enduring mystique.

Trans Portraits

Trans Portraits
Author: Jackson Wright Shultz
Publsiher: Dartmouth College Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1611688086
ISBN 13: 9781611688085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans Portraits Book Review:

Although transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture, they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voices to the conversation. In this remarkable book, Jackson Shultz records the stories of more than thirty Americans who identify as transgender. They range in age from fifteen to seventy-two; come from twenty-five different states and a wide array of racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and identify across a vast spectrum of genders and sexualities. Giving voice to a diverse group of individuals, the book raises questions about gender, acceptance, and unconditional love. From historical descriptions of activism to personal stories of discrimination, love, and community, these touching accounts of gender transition shed light on the uncharted territories that lie beyond the gender binary. Despite encounters with familial rejection, drug addiction, and medical malpractice, each account is imbued with optimism and humor, providing a thoughtful look at the daily joys and struggles of transgender life. With an introduction and explanations from the author, this work will appeal to transgender individuals, their significant others, friends, family, and allies; health-care providers, educators, and legal professionals; and anyone questioning their own gender, considering transition, or setting out on their own transition journey.

The Animal Activists Handbook

The Animal Activists  Handbook
Author: Matt Ball,Bruce Friedrich
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1590561201
ISBN 13: 9781590561201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Animal Activists Handbook Book Review:

Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world's animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their suffering. The Animal Activists' Handbook argues that meaning in life is to be found, quite simply, in turning away from the futile pursuit of "more," and focusing instead on leaving the planet a better place than you found it. The critical component of creating a better world for all is thoughtful, deliberate, and dedicated activism that takes suffering seriously. The authors build a ground-up case for reasoned, impassioned, and joyous activism that makes the most difference possible, and suggest a variety of ways to live a meaningful life through effective and ef¬cient advocacy.

Together by Accident

Together by Accident
Author: Stephanie C. Palmer
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN 10: 0739132121
ISBN 13: 9780739132128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Together by Accident Book Review:

This fascinating account of the regional travel accident motif within American local color literature offers a reassessment of the cultural work done by authors writing during the Gilded Age. Stephanie C. Palmer shows how events like broken carriage wheels and missed trains were used by local color authors to bring together bourgeois and lower-class characters, thus giving readers the opportunity to see modernity coming into contact with both rural and urban life. Using the works of Sarah Orne Jewett, Bret Harte, William Dean Howells, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and others, Palmer traces the use of the regional travel accident motif and how local color writers employed it to give critiques on class, society, and modern life. Exploring the themes of regional identity, modernity, and interpersonal relationships, Together by Accident offers an intriguing evaluation of the innovations and inconveniences associated with life during the industrializing Gilded Age in America.

Front Porch Politics

Front Porch Politics
Author: Michael Stewart Foley
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 0374711089
ISBN 13: 9780374711085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Front Porch Politics Book Review:

"Reading this book revives the spirit of civic action today for those who are unjustifiably forlorn about overcoming injustice."—Ralph Nader An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets when political issues became personal The 1960s are widely seen as the high tide of political activism in the United States. According to this view, Americans retreated to the private realm after the tumult of the civil rights and antiwar movements, and on the rare occasions when they did take action, it was mainly to express their wish to be left alone by government—as recommended by Ronald Reagan and the ascendant New Right. In fact, as Michael Stewart Foley shows in Front Porch Politics, this understanding of post-1960s politics needs drastic revision. On the community level, the 1970s and 1980s witnessed an unprecedented upsurge of innovative and impassioned grass roots political activity. In Southern California and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, tenants challenged landlords with sit-ins and referenda; in the upper Midwest, farmers vandalized power lines and mobilized tractors to protect their land; and in the deindustrializing cities of the Rust Belt, laid-off workers boldly claimed the right to own their idled factories. Meanwhile, activists fought to defend the traditional family or to expand the rights of women, while entire towns organized to protest the toxic sludge in their basements. Recalling Love Canal, the tax revolt in California, ACT UP, and other crusades famous or forgotten, Foley shows how Americans were propelled by personal experiences and emotions into the public sphere. Disregarding conventional ideas of left and right, they turned to political action when they perceived, from their actual or figurative front porches, an immediate threat to their families, homes, or dreams. Front Porch Politics is a vivid and authoritative people's history of a time when Americans followed their outrage into the streets. Addressing today's readers, it is also a field guide for effective activism in an era when mass movements may seem impractical or even passé. The distinctively visceral, local, and highly personal politics that Americans practiced in the 1970s and 1980s provide a model of citizenship participation worth emulating if we are to renew our democracy.

Just a Journalist

Just a Journalist
Author: Linda Greenhouse
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 0674980336
ISBN 13: 9780674980334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just a Journalist Book Review:

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of transition in U.S. journalism. Calling herself “an accidental activist,” she raises urgent questions about the role of journalists as citizens and participants in the world around them.

Hiding Politics in Plain Sight

Hiding Politics in Plain Sight
Author: Patricia Strach
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0190606851
ISBN 13: 9780190606855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiding Politics in Plain Sight Book Review:

As late as the 1980s, breast cancer was a stigmatized disease, so much so that local reporters avoided using the word "breast" in their stories and early breast cancer organizations steered clear of it in their names. But activists with business backgrounds began to partner with corporations for sponsored runs and cause-marketing products, from which a portion of the proceeds would benefit breast cancer research. Branding breast cancer as "pink"--hopeful, positive, uncontroversial--on the products Americans see every day, these activists and corporations generated a pervasive understanding of breast cancer that is widely shared by the public and embraced by policymakers. Clearly, they have been successful: today, more Americans know that the pink ribbon is the symbol of breast cancer than know the name of the vice president. Hiding Politics in Plain Sight examines the costs of employing market mechanisms--especially cause marketing--as a strategy for change. Patricia Strach suggests that market mechanisms do more than raise awareness of issues or money to support charities: they also affect politics. She shows that market mechanisms, like corporate-sponsored walks or cause-marketing, shift issue definition away from the contentious processes in the political sphere to the market, where advertising campaigns portray complex issues along a single dimension with a simple solution: breast cancer research will find a cure and Americans can participate easily by purchasing specially-marked products. This market competition privileges even more specialized actors with connections to business. As well, cooperative market activism fundamentally alters the public sphere by importing processes, values, and biases of market-based action into politics. Market activism does not just bring social concerns into market transactions, it also brings market biases into public policymaking, which is inherently undemocratic. As a result, industry and key activists work cooperatively rather than contentiously, and they define issues as consensual rather than controversial, essentially hiding politics in plain sight.

Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization

Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization
Author: Sharon Wesoky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 1136711554
ISBN 13: 9781136711558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization Book Review:

Examining Chinese domestic as well as international circumstances surrounding the emergence of an independent women's movement in Beijing in the 1990s, this book seeks to explain how such a movement could have arisen after the repression of student activists in Tiananmen Square in 1989. It also places this emergence in the context of theories of social movements, civil society and globalization.