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Accidental Activists

Accidental Activists Book
Author : David Collins
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Release : 2017-08-15
ISBN : 1574417037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state’s 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. Two years later—after tense battles in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, after sitting through oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges—they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. But the road they traveled was never easy. Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the “personhood,” the essential humanity of gays and lesbians. Author David Collins tells Mark and Vic’s story in the context of legal and social history and explains the complex legal issues and developments surrounding same-sex marriage in layman’s terms.

Disability Mothers and Organization

Disability  Mothers  and Organization Book
Author : Melanie Panitch
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-08-06
ISBN : 1135903786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines how and why mothers with disabled children became activists. Leading campaigns to close institutions and secure human rights, these women learned to mother as activists, struggling in their homes and communities against the debilitating and demoralizing effects of exclusion. Activist mothers recognized the importance of becoming advocates for change beyond their own families and contributed to building an organization to place their issues on a more public scale. In highlighting this under-examined movement, this book contributes to the scholarship on Disability Studies, Women's Students, Sociology, and Social Movement Studies.

Accidental Activists

Accidental Activists Book
Author : Celeste L. Arrington
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2016-03-01
ISBN : 1501703366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why not. Relatively powerless groups like redress claimants depend on support from political elites, active groups in society, the media, experts, lawyers, and the interested public to capture democratic policymakers’ attention and sway their decisions. Focusing on when and how such third-party support matters, Arrington finds that elite allies may raise awareness about the victims’ cause or sponsor special legislation, but their activities also tend to deter the mobilization of fellow claimants and public sympathy. By contrast, claimants who gain elite allies only after the difficult and potentially risky process of mobilizing societal support tend to achieve more redress, which can include official inquiries, apologies, compensation, and structural reforms. Arrington draws on her extensive fieldwork to illustrate these dynamics through comparisons of the parallel Japanese and South Korean movements of victims of harsh leprosy control policies, blood products tainted by hepatitis C, and North Korean abductions. Her book thereby highlights how citizens in Northeast Asia—a region grappling with how to address Japan’s past wrongs—are leveraging similar processes to hold their own governments accountable for more recent harms. Accidental Activists also reveals the growing power of litigation to promote policy change and greater accountability from decision makers.

The Accidental Activist

The Accidental Activist Book
Author : Candace Gingrich,Chris Bull
Publisher : Scribner Book Company
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The half-sister of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich describes the often painful process of revealing her lesbianism and discusses her conflicting feelings about her brother and his conservative politics

How to Become an Accidental Activist

How to Become an Accidental Activist Book
Author : Elizabeth MacLeod,Frieda Wishinsky
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release : 2021-04-13
ISBN : 1459826132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others. These activists come from many different backgrounds and a drives to take action. They work for human rights, to help the environment, to preserve historic buildings and more. This book will inspire young readers by giving them tips on getting started, continuing when the going gets tough and encouraging others to get involved. They will learn how to use determination, channel their passions and dream big to change the world.

The Accidental Activist

The Accidental Activist Book
Author : Matt Ball
Publisher : Lantern Books
Release : 2014-06-10
ISBN : 1590564553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Not every activist starts out with the goal of changing the world. Some have their life shaped by chance, quirks of timing, and strange coincidences. And an unwillingness—or simple inability—to fully ignore the horrors perpetrated on animals today. Since Matt Ball learned of factory farms well over a quarter century ago, his journey has been anything but linear. Instead, his evolution has been fraught with denial, regression, conflicts, and failures. Matt’s evolution shows that not every activist is a confident extrovert with all the answers. His struggles—often publicly played out in written form, in newsletters, mailings, blogs—have influenced, directly and indirectly, countless individuals. Even though accidental and reluctant, the hard-learned but ultimately pragmatic lessons Matt shares in this book are changing the world. Having learned from years of mistakes, his insights can help others be effective and, hopefully, happier as well. As Peter Singer notes, “A new future is in sight, one that Matt, Vegan Outreach, and other advocates are hard at work creating.” This book can help each of us be a part of bringing about this new future.

Accidental Activist Justice for the Groveland Four

Accidental Activist  Justice for the Groveland Four Book
Author : Barbara Venkataraman,Josh Venkataraman
Publisher : Barbara Venkataraman
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book will take you through my incredible four-year quest for justice for The Groveland Four and teach you how to pursue your own causes, whatever they may be. It is a primer for positive action, a journey through Florida's past as well as its future. Some of the things you will learn: everything takes more time than you think, nothing ever goes according to plan, help can come from unexpected places, time is on your side, everyone is connected to everyone else, you can reach your tipping point for success and not even realize it, your goals can change along the way, and flexibility is key. Let's get started, shall we? ***Proceeds from the sale of this book will establish "The Charles Greenlee Memorial Scholarship" at Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Broward County to benefit a child with an incarcerated parent.

The Visual Cultures of Childhood

The Visual Cultures of Childhood Book
Author : Karen Wells
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2020-03-20
ISBN : 178661104X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century are of children: Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, depicting farm worker Frances Owens Thompson with three of her children; six-year-old Ruby Bridges, flanked by U.S. marshals, walking down the steps of an all-white elementary school she desegregated; Huỳnh Công Út’s photograph of nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc fleeing a South Vietnamese napalm bombing. These iconic images with their juxtaposition of the innocent (in the sense of not culpable) figure of the child and the guilty perpetrators of violence (both structural and interpersonal) are ‘arresting’. The power of the image of the child to arrest the spectator, to demand a response from her has given the representation of children a central place in the history of visual culture for social reform. This book analyses a range of forms and genres from social reform documentary through feature films and onto small and mobile media to address two core questions: What difference does it make to the message who the producer is? and How has the place of children and youth changed in visual public culture?

Unrequited Love

Unrequited Love Book
Author : Dennis Altman
Publisher : Biography
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 9781925835120
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dennis Altman first travelled from Australia to the United States when Lyndon Johnson was President, beginning a long obsession with the US. In the early 1970s he was involved in New York Gay Liberation; his 1971 study Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, is widely regarded as a classic work in its field. In the 1980s Altman lived in San Francisco during the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Later he sat on the Australian National Council on AIDS and international organisations including, as president, the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific. The election of Donald Trump took place while Altman was back in California on one of his frequent visits. In this diarised memoir, moving between Australia, the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, Christopher Isherwood and many others people a story of a half century of activism, intellectualism, friendship and conflict.

Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bare Acts

Bare Acts Book
Author : Monica Narula
Publisher : Autonomedia
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cultural Writing. Political Science. This year, the annual Sarai Reader looks at 'Acts'--at instruments of legislation, at things within and outside the law, and at 'acts'--as different ways of 'doing' things in society and culture. Several essays echo and complement themes that have emerged in earlier readers. Piracy, borders, surveillance, claims to authority and entitlement, the language of expertise, the legal regulation of sexual behaviour and trespasses of various kinds have featured prominently in previous Readers. This collection foregrounds these issues in a way we hope can make a series of coherent but autonomous and interrelated arguments.

Frontiers

Frontiers Book
Author : Monica Narula,Smriti Vohra
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Significance of boundaries, limits, and margins of the state, of technology and technique, art and science, of the individual, of languages, thoughts, and convictions, of faith, literature, and reportage; contributed articles on various countries of the world.

Democracy Education

Democracy   Education Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philippine Sociological Review

Philippine Sociological Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Advocate

The Advocate Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Splendid Failure

Splendid Failure Book
Author : Michael W. Fitzgerald
Publisher : Ivan R Dee
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781566637398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes 810 books (6 copies each of 135 titles) 4 Oral Language Books including interactive CD and Teacher's Guides

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting Book
Author : American Anthropological Association
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Feminist Seventies

The Feminist Seventies Book
Author : Helen Graham
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A scholarly book about the 1970s in the UK, and the relevance of the Women's Liberation Movement to contemporary feminism. Details: www.rawnervebooks.co.uk/feministseventies.htmlCompanion web book: www.feminist-seventies.net

GLQ

GLQ Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You Can Make a Difference

You Can Make a Difference Book
Author : Barbara Keresty,Susan O'Leary,Dale Wortley,Lois Bridges Bird
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Educators turned activists share their hard-won experiences of implementing a public education program that has been able to get out from under the specter of budget cuts, shifting demographics, and the winds of political change.