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Description - The Activist's Handbook by Randy Shaw

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Activist's Handbook, Randy Shaw's hard-hitting guide to winning social change, the author brings the strategic and tactical guidance of the prior edition into the age of Obama. Shaw details how activists can best use the Internet and social media, and analyzes the strategic strengths and weaknesses of rising 21st century movements for immigrant rights, marriage equality, and against climate change. Shaw also highlights increased student activism towards fostering greater social justice in the 21st century. The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country, from Occupy Wall Street to battles over sweatshops, the environment, AIDS policies, education reform, homelessness, and more: How should activists use new media tools to expose issues and mobilize grassroots support? When should activists form coalitions, and with whom? How are students - be they Dreamers seeking immigration reform or college activists battling ever-increasing tuition costs - winning major campaigns? Whether it's by inspiring "fear and loathing" in politicians, building diverse coalitions, using ballot initiatives, or harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process towards social change, Shaw - a longtime activist for urban issues - shows that with a plan, positive change can be achieved. In showing how people can win social change struggles against even overwhelming odds, The Activist's Handbook is an indispensable guide not only for activists, but for anyone interested in the future of progressive politics in America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520274051
ISBN-10: 0520274059
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is Director of San Francisco's Tenderloin Housing Clinic and Editor of BeyondChron.org. His previous books include The Activist's Handbook: A Primer, Reclaiming America, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, all from UC Press.

Books By Randy Shaw

Tenderloin by Randy Shaw
Paperback / softback, April 2015
$35.95
Beyond the Fields by Randy Shaw
Paperback, September 2010
$39.59
Reclaiming America by Randy Shaw
Paperback, June 1999
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