Activist Wisdom: Practical Knowledge and Creative Tension in Social Movements
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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Part One Theory and knowledge
Theory and history
Part Two Movement tensions
Expressive and instrumental
Organisation and democracy
Unity and difference
Redistribution and recognition
Counterpublic and mainstream
Hope and despair
Aboriginal Aboriginal women activism Activist Wisdom activists activists we spoke Alain Touraine Amanda Tattersall Anne Summers anti-capital argued Australian Beverley Symons Bob Ross Bruce Knobloch campaign challenge coalition Communist contemporary activists counter-publics cultural democracy democratic developed dominant Dorothy McRae-McMahon emphasised experience expressive action feel feminist Francesca Andreoni gay and lesbian global goals groups Hannah Middleton Huggins identity identity politics important Indigenous Indigenous Australians interviewees involved issues Jackie Huggins justice kind lesbian Lesbian Rights mainstream Mardi Gras Marxism Melucci ment Mick Dodson mobilisation Nahlous organisation participants Party peace movement political practical knowledge protest questions radical recognition redistribution reform revolution Rodney Croome Ross Scalmer sexual shared Sidney Tarrow socialist Somali Cerise sort stories strategy struggle Sydney tactics talk Tarrow Tasmania tensions there's things tion Touraine understand unity Vince Caughley voluntary student unionism women's movement Woodhouse workers