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Ethnicity by Fiat: The Remaking of Indian Life in South Africa

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter narrates the story of how the Asiatic question was configured in South Africa from the 1860s to the present as a question of necessary containment of culturally alien people. It ... More


People’s Global Action (Asia): peasant solidarity as horizontal networking?

Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076855
eISBN:
9781781702307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076855.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers People's Global Action (Asia), a recently established, non-hierarchical global network of diverse Asian grassroots social movements and activists, committed to decentralisation ... More


The Mysticism and Social Action of César Chávez

Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

César Chávez could be said to be the most famous Latino figure in US history. He indirectly stepped into the gap left by the Mission Band and other civil rights advocacy groups silenced by Cold War ... More


Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Susan Stokes

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography set in contemporary Peru provides an analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. The author's research strategy is multifaceted; through ... More


Clubs, Credence Standards, and Social Pressure

David P. Baron

in Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162500
eISBN:
9780262259132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162500.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is a presentation of a theory of industry collective action despite the arousal of change in practice and policies created by social pressure from “private politics,” which is often used ... More


International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)

Denys Correll

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0044
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter attempt to capture the evolution of ICSW as a global nongovernmental organization. The history of the ICSW is characterized by legions of committed social activists who have worked for ... More


The Challenges and Consequences of being Latina, Catholic, and Political

Lara Medina

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines María Antonietta Berriozábal, native of San Antonio, Texas; Rosa Martha Zárate, of San Bernardino, California; and Tess Browne, of Boston, Massachusetts—all three see themselves ... More


New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Jennifer Fronc

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To combat behavior they viewed as sexually promiscuous, politically undesirable, or downright criminal, social activists in Progressive-era New York employed private investigators to uncover the ... More


Taking Sides: Diverse Public Reactions

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the reactions of community participants, social movement activists, and other members of the public at large to high profile cases in the U.S. The analysis reveals that while ... More


A New Generation of Post-Reconstruction Leaders

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the backgrounds and early adult experiences of five key leaders of the national organizations the book considers. These leaders are T. Thomas Fortune, founder of the National ... More


César Chávez and Mexican American Civil Religion

LuíS D. León

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that César Chávez quite intentionally manipulated, invented, and recast religious symbols to further his political and social aims. This is not to say that Chávez took a ... More


Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

E. Melanie DuPuis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Throughout American history, ingestion (eating) has functioned as a metaphor for interpreting and imagining this society and its political systems. Discussions of American freedom itself are pervaded ... More


The Dispute between the “Radicals” and the “Accommodationists” within the Afro-American Council: Reverdy Ransom and Booker T. Washington’s Contrasting Visions of Racial Justice, 1895–1902

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

The disputes that took place within the National Afro-American Council exposed deep ideological fissures among the organization's central figures. These fault lines are examined by contrasting the ... 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


Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced: Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land

Nicole Fabricant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837139
eISBN:
9781469601458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837511_fabricant
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra ... More


Introduction

in New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines a complex process in which undercover investigators, employed by private social reform organizations, interacted with African Americans, immigrants, and the working class in New ... More


From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies

Jennifer Le Zotte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631905
eISBN:
9781469631929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631905.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this surprising new look at how clothing, style, and commerce came together to change American culture, Jennifer Le Zotte examines how secondhand goods sold at thrift stores, flea markets, and ... More


A Genealogy of Undercover Investigation

in New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Undercover investigation in the United States was not an invention of Progressive social activists. Rather, it was a product of existing techniques that the activists adapted to their unique goals ... More


The Web of Consequences: Life after Mine-Mill

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how Jencks' experiences after being cut loose from Mine-Mill only confirmed the worldview that had shaped his career as a social activist since his college years. Now, although ... More


Public Raids, Undercover Investigators, and Native Informants

in New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early part of the twentieth century, New York City's foremost businessmen and clergymen were alarmed by the rising disorder in the metropolis. Business, good-government, and social activist ... More


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