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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


The Personal Is Scientific, the Scientific Is Political: The Public Paradigm of the Environmental Breast Cancer Movement

Sabrina McCormick, Phil Brown, Stephen Zavestoski, and Alissa Cordner

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the framework, history, and strategies of the environmental breast cancer movement, demonstrating the importance of understanding the fluidity of social-movement actors and ... More


The Longtimers/Insiders Activist Group at Tutwiler Prison for Women

Erline Bibbs

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0060
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The author, an incarcerated woman, describes the kind of leadership that “experienced” incarcerated women in Alabama and Louisiana have been willing—and determined—to exercise in the interests of ... More


How a feminist activist group builds its repertoire of actions: a case study

Fabien Hildwein

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter analyses the tactical repertoire of a French feminist group focusing on the absence of women in high positions in organisations and in positions of power. The article presents an example ... More


Trial Consulting

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In its roughly 25 years of existence, the trial-consulting profession has grown dramatically in membership, recognition, and breadth of practice. What began as a small activist group of social ... More


European Progressives and the Bolivarian Social Agenda

Julia Buxton

in Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035307
eISBN:
9780813038292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035307.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on the “progressive” European perspectives of Hugo Chávez and his Bolivarian revolution. It studies the two stages of progressive alignment with the Bolivarian process, the first ... More


The Influence Infrastructure

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains that as the business community's influence infrastructure grew and matured, it had a profound impact on public policy. The pro-business activist groups demonstrated that ... More


Stalin Consolidates Power, 1926–1927

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is about events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1926 to 1927. During the period, a real attempt was made to bring the theater completely under Party control by appointing ... More


Compassion, by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199551163
eISBN:
9780191808593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551163.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

For much of human history, most of the population lived and worked on farms but today, information about livestock is hard to come by. When romanticized notions of an agrarian lifestyle meet with the ... More


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