Activist Wisdom: Practical Knowledge and Creative Tension in Social Movements

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UNSW Press, 2006 - 284 páginas
Peace marches, protest demonstrations and campaigns for or against every cause imaginable have long been part of the Australian social and political landscape. This lively book blends the voices and experiences of insiders involved in particular causes with a bigger picture that analyses successes and failures, communication of ideas and social and political impacts.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Part One Theory and knowledge
11
Theory and history
13
Practical knowledge
40
Part Two Movement tensions
65
Expressive and instrumental
67
Organisation and democracy
91
Unity and difference
113
Redistribution and recognition
178
Counterpublic and mainstream
201
Hope and despair
224
Conclusion
249
Glossary
254
Notes
258
Further reading
260
Bibliography
264

Revolution and reform
138
Local and global
157

Términos y frases comunes

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Sobre el autor (2006)

Sean Scalmer is an Associate Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His work includes Gandhi in the West: The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest, Activist Wisdom: Practical Knowledge and Creative Tension in Social Movements (with Sarah Maddison); Dissent Events: Protest, the Media and the Political Gimmick in Australia, and On the Stump: Campaign Oratory and Democracy in the United States, Britain, and Australia which won the 2018 NSW Premier's History Award, General History Prize.

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