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People power : the community organizing tradition of Saul Alinsky

Author: Aaron Schutz; Mike Miller
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"People Power is about how people can effectively organize to pursue justice, what power structures do in response to organizing, and how to beat the powers that be. Providing a vibrant story of many different organizers and organizations, its lessons are essential if we are to restore American democracy"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Saul David Alinsky; Saul David Alinsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Schutz; Mike Miller
ISBN: 9780826520418 0826520413 9780826520425 0826520421
OCLC Number: 886488009
Description: xv, 352 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: Why is Alinsky important today? / Mike Miller --
Part I: Introduction. Editors' introduction / Mike Miller and Aaron Schutz ; Saul Alinsky and his core concepts / Mike Miller ; What is an organizer? (1973) / Richard Rothstein --
Part II: Alinsky's colleagues. Section A: Nicholas von Hoffman : the Woodlawn Organization and the Civil Rights Movement in the north. An Introduction to Nicholas von Hoffman / Aaron Schutz ; The Woodlawn Organization : assorted essays (1961-1969) / Various Authors ; Questions and answers (1959) / Saul Alinsky, Nicholas von Hoffman, and Lester Hunt ; Finding and making leaders (1963) / Nicholas von Hoffman --
Section B: Fred Ross : organizing Mexican Americans in the west. Fred Ross and the house-meeting approach / Various Authors ; Cesar Chavez and the fate of farmworker organizing / Mike Miller ; Dolores Huerta and Gil Padilla / Various Authors --
Section C: Tom Gaudette and His Legacy. Tom Gaudette : an oral history / Various Speakers ; Shel Trapp and Gale Cincotta / Various Authors ; What every community organization should know about community development (1975) / Stan Holt ; John Baumann and the PICO National Network / interviewed by Mike Miller --
Section D: Dick Harmon. An introduction to Dick Harmon / Various Authors ; Making an offer we can't refuse (1973) / Dick Harmon --
Section E: Ed Chambers and the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). Ed Chambers : The IAF Institute and the post-Alinsky IAF / Mike Miller ; Organizing for family and congregation (1978) / Industrial Areas Foundation ; Relationship and power : an interview with Ernesto Cortes Jr. (1993) / Noëlle McAfee ; A call for organizing, confrontation, and community building (1995) / Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood ; Standing for the whole (1990) / Industrial Areas Foundation --
Part III: Different directions. Section A: Heather Booth, Midwest Academy, and Citizen Action. An introduction to Heather Booth, the Midwest Academy, and Citizen Action / Aaron Schutz, with commentary by Mike Miller ; Direct action organizing : a handbook for women : Chapter 1 (1974) / Heather Booth --
Section B: Wade Rathke and Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). An introduction to Wade Rathke and ACORN / Aaron Schutz ; ACORN community organizing model (1973) / Wade Rathke ; The story of an ACORN organizer : Madeline Talbott / interviewed by Mike Miller --
Part IV: Concluding commentaries. The state of organizing / Mike Miller ; Thinking beyond the present / Aaron Schutz.
Responsibility: edited by Aaron Schutz and Mike Miller.

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