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Defying Communism

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter details how the rise of the international human rights movement as a significant force in world affairs cannot be separated from the Cold War context in which it took place. The Cold War ... More


Animal Rights and the Politics of Emotion: Folk Constructs of Emotions in the Animal Rights Movement

Julian McAllister Groves

in Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226303987
eISBN:
9780226304007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304007.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how social movement activists, specifically animal rights activists, talk about their feelings. The approach taken is basically that of symbolic interactionism. It looks at how ... More


The Countersubversive Persuasion: Special-Rights Talk and the Anti-Treaty-Rights Movement

in The Cultivation of Resentment: Treaty Rights and the New Right

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758093
eISBN:
9780804779654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758093.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores how anti-treaty-rights activists mobilize a particular rights discourse—special-rights talk—as a conceptual resource for making sense of, and opposing, the redistributive rights ... More


Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Heather Rachelle White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, this book challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious ... More


Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

James Charlton

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207950
eISBN:
9780520925441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207950.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, it states, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experienced in some form by five hundred million persons ... More


The Cultivation of Resentment: Rights in the Theater of Culture War

in The Cultivation of Resentment: Treaty Rights and the New Right

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758093
eISBN:
9780804779654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758093.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter concludes and expands the theoretical scope of the study. It contends that the special-rights talk employed by anti-treaty-rights activists draws from a more general resentment of the ... More


White Hats or Don Quixotes?: Human Rights Vigilantes in the Global Economy

Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman

in Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Labor standards in less developed countries became a hot-button issue in discussions of trade and economic development in the 1990s. Standards rose to the top of the public agenda because ... More


Fighting the “Battle to Be Boring”: Marriage as a Portal into the Mainstream

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how leading gay rights activists staged the issue of gay marriage for mainstream media audiences, and particularly how they developed narratives about same-sex marriage as well ... More


Manhood and Citizenship

Laura E. Free

in Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how northern free African Americans and women’s rights activists used the issue of gender and traditional American political rhetoric to challenge their own disfranchisement in ... More


Freedom Struggles at the Point of Production

MICHAEL KEITH HONEY

in Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at civil rights activists who pursued the freedom struggle through practical standards on specific aspects of segregation. Black union activists tried to break the Jim Crow system ... More


Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Jonna Perrillo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226660714
eISBN:
9780226660738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Almost fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a wealth of research shows that minority students continue to receive an unequal education. At the heart of this inequality is a complex and ... More


Belonging in Translation: Solidarity and Migrant Activism in Japan

Reiko Shindo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529201871
eISBN:
9781529201918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201871.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first book to investigate how migrants and migrant rights activists work together to generate new forms of citizenship identities through the use of language. It begins with an overview ... More


Shallow Democracy: Human Rights Activism and the International Community

Sophal Ear

in Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161121
eISBN:
9780231530927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161121.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the international community’s role in the implementation of human rights and democracy in Cambodia by focusing on the activities surrounding the arrest and subsequent release of ... More


An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Jesse H. Rhodes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education—exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)—has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role ... More


Introduction

Eric Schickler

in Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691153872
eISBN:
9781400880973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153872.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter provides a background of the civil rights realignment. The conventional account treats the civil rights realignment as the disruption of one stable partisan alignment and ... More


Gay Marriage in an Era of Media Visibility

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This book examines how media coverage helped to define and shape the gay marriage debate as well as gay rights activism during the period 2003–2012. Through an analysis of media reports and in-depth ... More


Speaking Out: Representing Gay Perspectives in News Discourse

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how media narratives and activist strategies for representing gay perspectives in news discourse evolved over time. Drawing on activist interviews conducted in 2010 and 2011 as ... More


Reclaiming Our Youth: Policing and Protesting Juvenile Injustice

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses post-civil rights activists in the juvenile justice reform movement (JJRM) from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. It examines how the JJRM's movement infrastructure, along with ... More


Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Ellen Gruber Garvey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks—the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to ... More


Billy Graham, Civil Rights, and the Changing Postwar South

Steven P. Miller

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the story of white southerner civil rights activist Billy Graham. It explores Graham's efforts to encourage the American South to accept peacefully the demise of racial ... More


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