Politics of Small Things by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb
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Politics of Small Things
By Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

The Politics of Small Things

The Power of the Powerless in Dark Times

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Politics of Small Things by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

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Political change doesn't always begin with a bang; it often starts with just a whisper. From the discussions around kitchen tables that led to the dismantling of the Soviet bloc to the more recent emergence of Internet initiatives such as MoveOn.org and Redeem the Vote that are revolutionizing the American political landscape, consequential political life develops in small spaces where dialogue generates political power. In "The Politics of Small Things", Jeffrey C. Goldfarb studies political activism at the micro level by comparatively analyzing key turning points in recent history. He presents a sociology of human interactions that lead from small to large: dissent around the old Soviet bloc; life on the streets in Warsaw, Prague, and Bucharest in 1989; and the religious and Internet mobilizations that transformed the 2004 presidential election, to name a few. Such pivotal but small moments, Goldfarb argues, can generate political autonomy and present alternatives to the big politics of the global stage and the dominant narratives of terrorism, antiterrorism, and globalization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226301099
ISBN-10: 0226301095
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 12mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

Jeffrey C. Goldfarb is the Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of seven books, including On Cultural Freedom, The Cynical Society, and Beyond Glasnost, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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