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✏Book Title : Political Advocacy and Its Interested Citizens
✏Author : Matthew Dean Hindman
✏Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
✏Release Date : 2018-10-02
✏Pages : 264
✏ISBN : 9780812296655
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Political Advocacy and Its Interested Citizens Book Summary : Advocates representing historically disadvantaged groups have long understood the need for strong public relations, effective fundraising, and robust channels of communication with the communities that they serve. Yet the neoliberal era and its infusion of money into the political arena have deepened these imperatives, thus adding new financial hurdles to the long list of obstacles facing minority communities. To respond to these challenges, a professionalized, nonprofit model of political advocacy has steadily gained traction. In many cases, advocacy organizations sought to harness and redirect the radical verve that characterized the protest movements of the 1960s into pragmatic, state-sanctioned approaches to political engagement. In Political Advocacy and Its Interested Citizens, Matthew Dean Hindman looks at how and why contemporary political advocacy groups have transformed social movements and their participants. Looking to LGBT political movements as an exemplary case study, Hindman explores the advocacy explosion in the United States and its impact on how advocates encourage citizens to understand their role in the political process. He argues that current advocacy groups encourage members of the LGBT community to view themselves as stakeholders in a common struggle for political incorporation. In doing so, however, they often overshadow more imaginative and transformational approaches that could unsettle and challenge straight society and its prevailing political and sexual norms. Advocacy groups carved out a space within a neoliberalizing political process that enabled them to instruct their members, followers, and constituents on serving effectively as industrious political claimants. Political Advocacy and Its Interested Citizens thus sheds light on grassroots politics as it is practiced in present-day America and offers a compelling and original analysis of the ways in which neoliberalism challenges citizens to participate as consumers and investors in the advocacy marketplace.

📒Academic Repression ✍ Anthony J. Nocella

✏Book Title : Academic Repression
✏Author : Anthony J. Nocella
✏Publisher : A K PressDistribution
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 590
✏ISBN : PSU:000061779303
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Academic Repression Book Summary : After 9/11, the Bush administration pressured universities to hand over faculty, staff and student work to be flagged for potential threats. This edited anthology brings together hard-hitting essays from prominent academics to address the pressing issue of whether academic freedom still exists in the American university system. As such, it addresses not only overt attacks on critical thinking, but also - following trends unfolding for decades - engages the broad socio-economic determinants of academic culture.

✏Book Title : The Earth the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race
✏Author : Carl C. Anthony
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2017-10-16
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781613320228
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Earth the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race Book Summary : This book by Carl C. Anthony offers a new story about race and place intended to bridge long-standing racial divides. The long-ignored history of African-American contributions to American infrastructure and the modern economic system is placed in the larger context of the birth of the universe and the evolution of humanity in Africa. The author interweaves personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and black American with urban history, racial justice, cosmology, and the challenge of healing the environmental and social damage that threatens the future of humankind. Thoughtful writing about race, urban planning, and environmental and social equity is sparked by stories of life as an African American child in post–World War II Philadelphia, a student and civil rights activist in 1960s Harlem, a traveling student of West African architecture and culture, and a pioneering environmental justice advocate in Berkeley and New York. This book will appeal to everyone troubled by racism and searching for solutions, including individuals exploring their identity and activists eager to democratize power and advance equitable policies in historically marginalized communities. This is a rich, insightful encounter with an American urbanist with a uniquely expansive perspective on human origins, who sets forth what he calls an “inclusive vision for a shared planetary future.”

📒Why The Civil War Came ✍ G. S. Boritt

✏Book Title : Why the Civil War Came
✏Author : G. S. Boritt
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 253
✏ISBN : UOM:39015031836425
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Why the Civil War Came Book Summary : Essays examine the causes of the Civil War, discussing pivotal events, people, and institutions