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Direct Action and the Search for “Freedom of Movement”

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 4 examines Wheeler’s activism during the direct-action phase of the civil rights movement. It pushes us to consider how a black businessman in Wheeler’s position could serve not as an ... More


Anti-Militarist Direct Action

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter outlines the understanding of direct action on which the rest of the book builds. It begins with two vignettes of notable anti-militarist direct actions, before setting out some formal ... More


Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Chris Rossdale

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In the past 15 years, anti-militarist activists in the UK have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin’s central London offices and stopped a battleship ... More


The Authentic and Ideal Activist Identities: Having the ‘Right’ Motivation and Doing ‘Enough’ of the ‘Right’ Type of Activism

Emma Craddock

in Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205701
eISBN:
9781529205749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205701.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores the ways in which the activist identity is constructed and negotiated within local anti-austerity activist culture. It begins by establishing the shared meanings and ... More


Divided Freedom 1945–1947

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter starts with a description of the changed situation in 1945–6; the INA trial and the revolt of the naval ratings; the Cabinet Mission; the ‘Direct Action’ Day; the interim government and ... More


Civil Strife, Exodus, and Resettlement

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses another period of tensions in India, which occurred between the Hindu and Muslim communes in Punjab. It stresses that communal violence was considered to be mostly an urban ... More


Agents of Security

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This is the first of two chapters to reflect on how anti-militarists relate to the politics of security. This chapter begins by outlining the intimate relationships between militarism and security, ... More


Riots

Janam Mukherjee

in Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190209889
eISBN:
9780190492182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209889.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 7 is a focused and detailed investigation of the Calcutta riots of August 1946. The day that the riots broke out, August 16, was the day of the Muslim League’s call for “Direct Action” for ... More


Religion, Friction, and Cultural Encounter in the Anti–Mountaintop Removal Movement

Joseph D. Witt

in Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This final chapter examines the cultural encounters and points of friction between different activists and stakeholders associated with the anti-mountaintop removal movement. In their efforts, ... More


The Summer of Love and Disobedience

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author recounts important developments that happened in the summer of 1967, which he describes as an intense period of antiwar and antidraft organizing and civil disobedience. He talks about ... More


The Warning Signals: The Crises of the 1940s

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in The Defining Moments in Bengal: 1920–1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098942
eISBN:
9780199083039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098942.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses attention on the crises of the 1940s. Corruption in public life for the first time is commented upon by observers. World War II caused scarcity of food and clothing in Calcutta. ... More


Committing to the Cause

Jonathan S. Coley

in Gay on God's Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636221
eISBN:
9781469636238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636221.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the three kinds of LGBT organizations at Christian college and universities – direct action groups, educational groups, and solidarity groups – and argues that a ... More


“When you see blood, it brings truth”: Ritual and Resistance in a Time of War

Elizabeth A. Castelli

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an analysis of the religious mobilization of materiality for political signification in a case study of a protest action by four Catholic activists, associated with the pacifist ... More


Gay on God's Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

Jonathan S. Coley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636221
eISBN:
9781469636238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although the LGBT movement has made rapid gains in the United States, LGBT people continue to face discrimination in faith communities. In this book, sociologist Jonathan S. Coley documents why and ... More


Conclusion

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The conclusion returns to the politics of prefiguration and political coalition. There are certain dangers involved in practices of resistance which set themselves in opposition to coherent and ... More


Becoming an Activist

Jonathan S. Coley

in Gay on God's Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636221
eISBN:
9781469636238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636221.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyses the post-graduation political, career, and family plans of students who participate in LGBT activist groups at Christian colleges and universities. Graduates of direct action ... More


Militancy

Naomi Paxton

in Stage rights!: The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics 1908-58

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526114785
eISBN:
9781526139054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114785.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter looks at actresses who were involved in militant actions, both non-violent and violent, narratives and experiences of radicalization, arrest and imprisonment, and the suffrage plays in ... More


Marching to Eternity: Theology Takes to the Streets of Americus

Ansley L. Quiros

in God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the theological origins of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as well as its activities in Southwest Georgia. It examines the movement beginning with Charles ... More


Multitheoretical, Multilevel Models of Communication and Other Organizational Networks

Peter R. Monge and Noshir Contractor

in Theories of Communication Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160369
eISBN:
9780197565636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160369.003.0018
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

In this book we have argued for a multitheoretical, multilevel approach to the study of communication and other forms of organizational and social networks. We began by exploring several problems ... More


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