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Reclaiming America : Nike, clean air, and the new national activism

Author: Randy Shaw
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
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Focusing on the David and Goliath struggle between Nike and grassroots activists critical of the company's overseas labour practices, this book shows how national activism can rewrite the supposedly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shaw, Randy, 1956-
Reclaiming America.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98028700
(OCoLC)39282005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Shaw
ISBN: 9780520922556 0520922557 0585273243 9780585273242
OCLC Number: 45727937
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 312 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Reclaiming America outside the electoral process: national anti-sweatshop campaigns and the movement for a living wage. 1. Just don't buy it: challenging Nike and the rules of the global economy. 2. From challenging American sweatshops to a movement for a global living wage --
pt. 2. Reclaiming America through the political process: national environmental activism and the Pentagon redirection campaign. 3. The new national environmental activism. 4. The Pentagon: reclaiming America by giving peace a chance --
pt. 3. Resources for national activism: community-based organizations, the media, and the Internet. 5. Community-based nonprofit organizations: from demobilizers to agents of change. 6. The media: mobilizing through the echo effect.
Responsibility: Randy Shaw.
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