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Grassroots Organizing in Mississippi That Changed National Politics

Wesley Hogan

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the meaning of organizing and how grassroots organizing in Mississippi changed politics at the national level. It stresses the need for a greater focus on the history of ... More


Grassroots

Carl Pedersen

in Obama's America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When Barack Obama announced on February 10, 2007 that he would seek his party's nomination for president of the United States, he started by telling his audience how he came to Chicago in 1985. When ... More


Grassroots community organising in a post-disaster context: lessons for social work education from Ilias, Greece

Maria Pentaraki

in Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427182
eISBN:
9781447303558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427182.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

On August 24, 2007, a forest fire struck the province of Ilias, a predominantly rural and semi-rural area in the Peloponnesus region of Greece. The fire killed 67 people and affected 5,392 others. It ... More


Practicing Populist Mobilization: Experimentation, Imitation, and Excitation

Robert S. Jansen

in Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise of Populist Mobilization in Peru

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226487304
eISBN:
9780226487588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487588.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Political innovation is a process that unfolds over time. New practices have to be tested on the ground, in specific situations in which others are also acting. Accordingly, this chapter follows the ... More


Immigrant Women Workers at the Center of Social Change: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the role that grassroots organizing and leadership development play in tackling social and economic inequalities along multiple axes of difference, including race, gender, ... More


Interlude: Grassroots Organizing and Celebrity Campaigns Grassroots Organizing and Celebrity Campaigns The Arts and AIDS Activism in Morocco

Jeffrey Callen

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the use of the arts in AIDS activism in Morocco, with particular emphasis on grassroots organizing and celebrity campaigns. AIDS activism began in Morocco in 1988 with the ... More


Street Vendors Claiming Respect and Dignity in the Neoliberal City

M. Victoria Quiroz-Becerra

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines grassroots organizing around street vending in New York City since 2003, with particular emphasis on the debates surrounding vending in the city and the ways in which the issue ... More


Solidarity, Self-Critique, and Survival: Sangtin’s Struggles with Fieldwork

Reena, Richa Nagar, Richa Singh, and Surbala

in The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154499
eISBN:
9780231520843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter highlights the complex politics of alliance work and knowledge production at transnational, national, and even local scales, and between academics and activists, by describing the ... More


How Trump Flipped Michigan

Sally Marsh

in Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to the Anti-Trump Resistance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190083526
eISBN:
9780190083564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Twelve Michigan counties that voted for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 flipped to assure Donald Trump’s surprising 2016 victory in this supposed “blue wall” state. To understand how this ... More


“The Soul Puts Together Its Pieces”: Lessons from the Casino Floor

Susan Chandler

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author discusses the research that went into her book, Casino Women, in light of the legacy of labor historians David Montgomery and Shelton Stromquist, as well as her quandary ... More


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