Practical Knowledge and Creative Tension in Social Movements
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Activist Wisdom by Sarah Maddison
Book DescriptionPeace 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780868406862
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: UNSW Press
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Sarah Maddison
Introduction to Australian Public Policy, Paperback (February 2013)
Examines the models, influences and players that shape public policy in Australia, addressing both theory and real-world challenges.
Beyond White Guilt, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Sarah Maddison
Government policies of obliteration, assimilation, cultural maintenance and intervention have manifestly failed to bridge the gulf between black and white Australians, and to improve the lives of many Aboriginal Australians. This book argues that there is no point in looking again to governments for a solution. Rather, it is up to us, all of us.
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Author Biography - Sarah Maddison
Sarah Maddison is a lecturer in Australian Politics at UNSW. A passionate believer in the possibility of social justice and social change, she has been politically active since she was a teenager. For the last 10 years Sarah has been active in the Australian women's movement and is currently a national media spokesperson for the Women's Electoral Lobby. Sean Scalmer is a lecturer in Sociology at Macquarie University. He has been researching class, social movements, non-violence and intellectuals in Britain and Australia for more than ten years. UNSW Press published his book on protest and the media, Dissent Events, in 2002. Since 1996, Sean has worked on the radical magazine of culture and politics, Overland.
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