Focusing on three dilemmas that inherently shape the issues and strategies around which people mobilize


 

Dilemmas of Activism

Class, Community, and the Politics of Local Mobilization

edited by Joseph M. Kling and Prudence S. Posner

cloth EAN: 978-0-87722-696-3 (ISBN: 0-87722-696-2)
$39.95, Jun 90, Out of Print
384 pp


Through the 1980s, collective resistance to conditions of economic deprivation, social insecurity, and political control have become more parochial, fragmented, and reactive, rather than transformational. In order to challenge these trends activists need to sort through the understanding and practice they bring to their work in communities and organizations. The essays in Dilemmas of Activism contribute to that reexamination. Focusing on three dilemmas that inherently shape the issues and strategies around which people mobilize, the contributors look at the ways in which both class and community create frameworks for activism at the local level.


Contents

Preface
Introduction – Prudence S. Posner

Part I: Figuring It Out: Theoretical Frameworks for Activism

Part II: Where the Action Is: Issues and Community Activism


 

About the Author(s)

Joseph M. Kling is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at St. Lawrence University.

Prudence S. Posner, formerly Director or Research and Publication at the United Community Centers in Brooklyn, is now Director of the Liberty Partnership Program of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley.


Subject Categories

Political Science and Public Policy
Sociology

 

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