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The Tangles of Movement Histories

Hwa-Jen Liu

in Leverage of the Weak: Labor and Environmental Movements in Taiwan and South Korea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816689514
eISBN:
9781452952420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689514.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 outlines various ways to empirically define “movement emergence” and put forth a synthetic account in which “movement emergence” is understood as the synchronization of protest actions and ... More


Prefiguring Postblackness in Charles Gordone’s No Place to Be Somebody: A Black Black Comedy in Three Acts

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Charles Gordone's 1969 Pulitzer Prize–winning play, No Place to Be Somebody: A Black Black Comedy in Three Acts. Through No Place to Be Somebody, Gordone questions ... More


A Fragmented Crusade?: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Aftermath of the King Assassination, 1968–1970

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray—an escaped convict who supported Klan efforts—as he stood on Lorraine Motel's balcony on April 4, 1968. King tried to help several people, ... More


The Role of Social Media in Mobilizing Political Protest: Evidence from the Tunisian Revolution

Anita Breuer

in Young Generation Awakening: Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190224615
eISBN:
9780190224622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224615.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Tunisian revolution of 2011 was supported by a broad coalition of social forces that united an intellectual elite with the rural poor and urban middle classes and initiated disruptive collective ... More


Gordon Matta-Clark’s Anarchitecture

Erin Wallace

in Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘anarchitecture’ applied anarchist strategies of mutual-aid, direct action, and critiques of property to urban spaces in a bid to destabilize the top-down procedures of ... More


“You Must Be from the North.” “Yes, North Mississippi”: Women and Direct Action Protests, 1955’1964

Kimberly K. Little

in You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732283
eISBN:
9781604733518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732283.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the participation of white women in direct action protests in Memphis in the years 1955–1964. It looks at how Memphis’s white women became involved in the civil rights movement ... 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


US Missile Testing and the Creation of a Pacific Slum: The Kwajalein Missile Range and the Island of Ebeye

Martha Smith-Norris

in Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847623
eISBN:
9780824869014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847623.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter Four analyses the origins and implications of the US decision to create and maintain a large missile testing range on Kwajalein Atoll. It provides context to explain why the United States ... More


An Uphill Battle in the 70s and 80s: Building LGBT Movement Infrastructure

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces how the groundwork of the LGBT movement was laid out during the 1970s and 1980s. It shows that the movement’s initial response to Religious Right-sponsored ballot measures against ... More


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