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Grassroots social action : lessons in people power movements

Author: Charles Vert Willie; Steven P Ridini; David A Willard
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
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"Charles V. Willie and his colleagues focus on the influence of common people in relation to hierarchical forms of social order. Paying special attention to nine case studies, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the chapters show the complementary relationship between dominant and subdominant people in public policymaking. This collection of essays and case studies will help activists, researchers, and students  Read more...
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Grassroots social action.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008
(OCoLC)681050978
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Vert Willie; Steven P Ridini; David A Willard
ISBN: 9780742560482 0742560481 074256049X 9780742560499
OCLC Number: 173248936
Description: xi, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Theoretical and conceptual issues in effective community action / Charles V. Willie, David A. Willard, and Steven P. Ridini --
A perfect grassroots movement : the Montgomery bus boycott / Charles V. Willie --
The alpha case study on human sexuality and health education / Becky Branting, Paige Parks and Steven Ridini --
A grassroots tale of fighting high stakes testing in New York / Douglas Knecht --
Creation of the Africana Studies Center at Cornell University / Michael Horne --
Community action in lemon grove for and against integrated education / Laney Whitcanack --
A comparative analysis of grassroots studies in education / Charles V. Willie, David A. Willard, and Steven P. Ridini --
Freedom rides in southern states / Crystal Brakke --
The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party / Jeffrey Garrett --
Toxic waste and environmental justice in Warren County, North Carolina / Sarah L. Mittlefehldt --
The civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama / Sara Lam --
A comparative analysis of grassroots studies in politics / Charles V. Willie, David A. Willard, and Steven P. Ridini --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: edited by Charles V. Willie, Steven P. Ridini, and David A. Willard ; with collaborators, Crystal Brakke [and others].
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Willie and his colleagues analyze social action from the bottom up. The focus is on how people outside the traditional circuits of authority exercise power and how their actions relate to  Read more...

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