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People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organizing, and the Struggle for Economic Justice

Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.
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Details ACORN's (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) founding and its strategies, including accounts and analyses of its campaigns on the living wage, voter turnout, predatory  Read more...

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People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organizing, and the Struggle for Economic Justice
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fisher
OCLC Number: 939724278
Notes: Book.
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Contents: Preface:; Why Study Community Organizing and ACORN?; PART I. Contextualizing Community Organizing and ACORN: History, Theory, and Comparative Perspectives; Chapter 1. Community Organizing, ACORN, and Progressive Politics in America; - Peter Dreier; Chapter 2. Understanding ACORN: Sweat and Social Change; - Wade Rathke; Chapter 3. Education as a Field for Community Organizing: A Comparative Perspective; - Elaine Simon and Eva Gold; Chapter 4. From Redlining to Reinvestment: Economic Justice Advocacy, ACORN, and the Emergence of a Community Reinvestment Infrastructure; - Gregory D. Squires and Jan Chadwick; Chapter 5. Community Organizing Theory and Practice: Conservative Trends, Oppositional Alternatives; - James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, and Eric Shragge; Part II. ACORN: Case Studies of Recent Work; Chapter 6. ACORN and the Living Wage Movement; - Stephanie Luce; Chapter 7. The Battle of Brooklyn: ACORN's Modus Operandi; - John Atlas; Chapter 8. Community Resistance to School Privatization: The Case of New York City; - Janelle Scott and Norm Fruchter; Chapter 9. ""Don't Be a Blockhead"": ACORN, Protest Tactics, and Refund Anticipation Loans; - Robert Fisher, Fred Brooks, and Daniel Russell; Chapter 10. ACORN Experiments in Minority Voter Mobilization; - Donald Green and Melissa R. Michelson; Part III. Reflections; Chapter 11. Does ACORN's Work Contribute to Movement Building?; - Gary Delgado; Chapter 12. What Direction Community Organizing?; - Robert Fisher.

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