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Ganz, Marshall 1943-

Works: 17 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 1,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.61, 369.396073
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Publications about Marshall Ganz
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Most widely held works by Marshall Ganz
What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality by Theda Skocpol( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
"From the nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, millions of American men and women participated in fraternal associations--self-selecting brotherhoods and sisterhoods that provided aid to members, enacted group rituals, and engaged in community service. Even more than whites did, African Americans embraced this type of association; indeed, fraternal lodges rivaled churches as centers of black community life in cities, towns, and rural areas alike. Using an unprecedented variety of secondary and primary sources--including old documents, pictures, and ribbon-badges found in eBay auctions--this book tells the story of the most visible African American fraternal associations. The authors demonstrate how African American fraternal groups played key roles in the struggle for civil rights and racial integration. Between the 1890s and the 1930s, white legislatures passed laws to outlaw the use of important fraternal names and symbols by blacks. But blacks successfully fought back. Employing lawyers who in some cases went on to work for the NAACP, black fraternalists took their cases all the way to the Supreme Court, which eventually ruled in their favor. At the height of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, they marched on Washington and supported the lawsuits through lobbying and demonstrations that finally led to legal equality. This unique book reveals a little-known chapter in the story of civic democracy and racial equality in America."--Google Books
Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement by Marshall Ganz( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
This work tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large scale agricultural enterprises relied on migrant labor, a cheap, unorganized, and powerless workforce. In 1965, when some 800 Filipino grape workers began to strike under the aegis of the AFL-CIO, the UFW soon joined the action with 2,000 Mexican workers and turned the strike into a civil rights struggle. They engaged in civil disobedience, mobilized support from churches and students, boycotted growers, and transformed their struggle into La Causa, a farm workers' movement that eventually triumphed over the grape industry's Goliath. Why did they succeed? How can the powerless challenge the powerful successfully? Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, the author illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise good strategy and turn short term advantages into long term gains. This book constitutes a seminal contribution to learning from the movement's struggles, set backs, and successes; it is a lens through which to explore the reasons why the powerless sometimes win against the powerful
Cesar's last fast ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"A documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers"--Film website
Analysis of a community organizing approach : increasing citizen participation in disadvantaged communities by Ellie M Cohen( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Five smooth stones : strategic capacity in the unionization of California agriculture by Marshall Ganz( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Moyers & company ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Discusses social action, activism and economic equality through a look at the experiences of Marshall Ganz, Madeline Janis, and Rachel LaForest
Voters in the crosshairs : how technology and the market are destroying politics by Marshall Ganz( Article )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A nation of organizers : the institutional origins of civic voluntarism in the United States by Theda Skocpol( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Left behind : social movements, parties, and the politics of reform by Marshall Ganz( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 library worldwide
Why David sometimes wins leadership, strategy and the organization in the California farm worker movement by Marshall Ganz( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Effectiveness in civic associations : leader development, member engagement and public influence in the Sierra Club ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Rethinking social movements : structure, meaning, and emotion by Jeff Goodwin( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This landmark volume brings together some of the titans of social movement theory in a grand reassessment of its status. For some time, the field has been divided between a dominant structural approach and a cultural or constructivist tradition. The gaps and misunderstandings between the two sides-as well as the efforts to bridge them-closely parallel those in the social sciences at large. This book aims to further the dialogue between these two distinct approaches to social movements and to show the broader implications for social science as a whole as it struggles with issues including cult
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Marshall Ganz organizer, professor
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