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The people shall rule : ACORN, community organizing, and the struggle for economic justice

Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2009.
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"With the election of a community organizer as president of the United States, the time is right to evaluate the current state of community organizing and the effectiveness of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Since 2002, ACORN has been dramatically expanding and raising its national profile; it has also been weathering controversy over its voter registration campaigns and an internal
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People shall rule.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)809497100
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fisher
ISBN: 9780826516565 0826516564 9780826516572 0826516572
OCLC Number: 254526547
Description: x, 302 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Community organizing, ACORN, and progressive politics in America / Peter Dreier --
Understanding ACORN : sweat and social change / Wade Rathke --
Education as a field for community organizing : a comparative perspective / Elaine Simon and Eva Gold --
From redlining to reinvestment : economic justice advocacy, ACORN, and the emergence of a community reinvestment infrastructure / Gregory D. Squires and Jan Chadwick --
Community organizing theory and practice : conservative trends, oppositional alternatives / James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, and Eric Shragge --
ACORN and the living wage movement / Stephanie Luce --
The battle of Brooklyn : ACORN's modus operandi / John Atlas --
Community resistance to school privatization : the case of New York City / Janelle Scott and Norm Fruchter --
"Don't be a blockhead" : ACORN, protest tactics, and organizational scale / Robert Fisher, Fred Brooks, and Daniel Russell --
ACORN experiments in minority voter mobilization / Donald Green and Melissa R. Michelson --
Does ACORN's work contribute to movement building? / Gary Delgado --
Changing direction : ACORN and the future of community organizing / Robert Fisher.
Responsibility: Robert Fisher, editor.
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