Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Gary L. Anderson [New York University]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 141295388X
  • ISBN-13: 9781412953887
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1712 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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About

Overview

The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas which motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice as well as short biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism. It was published in print format in 2007.

Key features include:

  • Offers multidisciplinary perspectives with contributions from the fields of education; communication studies; political science; leadership studies; social work; social welfare; environmental studies; health care; social psychology; and sociology
  • Provides an easily recognizable approach to topics, ideas, persons, and concepts based on chronology, alphabetical and biographical listings in civil engagement, social justice, and activism
  • Addresses both small-scale social justice concepts, and more large-scale issues Includes short to medium biography pieces indicating the concepts, ideas, or legacies of individuals and groups who have influenced current practice and thinking such as John Stuart Mill, Hubert Humphrey, Woodrow Wilson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Karl Marx, Mohandas Gandhi, Justice Louis Brandeis, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and many more!

Contributors

Contributors

  • Gary L. Anderson [New York University]

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader′s Guide.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Abernathy, Ralph (1926–1990).
2: Abolitionist Movements.
3: Abortion.
4: Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
5: Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.
6: Abu-Jamal, Mumia (1954– ).
7: Achebe, Chinua (1930– ).
8: ACORN.
9: Action for Children′s Television.
10: Action Medic Groups.
11: Activism, Social and Political.
12: Activism in Australia and New Zealand.
13: Activism in Postconflict and Reconstruction.
14: ACT UP.
15: Adbusters.
16: Addams, Jane (1860–1935).
17: Advocacy.
18: Affirmative Action.
19: Afghan Resistance to Soviet Occupation.
20: African National Congress.
21: African Women and Social Justice.
22: Afrocentricity.
23: Agrarian Socialist Movement.
24: AIDS Memorial Quilt.
25: Air America Radio.
26: Al-Banna, Hasan (1906–1949).
27: Albizu Campos, Pedro (1891–1965).
28: Algebra Project.
29: Ali, Muhammad (1942– ).
30: Alinsky, Saul (1909–1972).
31: Allende, Salvador (1908–1973).
32: Alternative Bookstores.
33: Alternative Health.
34: Alternative Movements.
35: Alternative Press.
36: Amaru, Túpac, II (1738–1781).
37: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
38: American Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO).
39: American Gold Star Mothers.
40: American Indian Movement.
41: American Revolution.
42: Amnesty International.
43: Anarchism.
44: Anarcho-Syndicalism.
45: Animal Rights.
46: Anthony, Susan B. (1820–1906).
47: Anti-Apartheid Movement.
48: Anti–Ballistic Missile Treaty.
49: Anti-Busing Movement.
50: Anti-Colonial Movements, Asia.
51: Anti-Colonial Movements, Latin America.
52: Anti-Colonial Movements, Middle East and North Africa.
53: Anti-Colonial Movements, South Pacific.
54: Anti-Colonial Movements, Sub-Saharan Africa.
55: Anti-Consumerism.
56: Anti–Death Penalty Movement.
57: Anti-Globalization Movement.
58: Antigonish Movement.
59: Anti-Immigrant Politics.
60: Anti-Imperialism.
61: Anti-Lynching Movement.
62: Anti-Monopoly Movement.
63: Anti-Nuclear Movement.
64: Anti-Pornography Activism.
65: Anti-Prison Movement.
66: Anti-Racist Teaching.
67: Anti-Sweatshop Movement.
68: Anti-Wal-Mart Movement.
69: Anzaldúa, Gloria (1942–2004).
70: Appropriate Technology Movement.
71: Aquino, Corazon (1933– ).
72: Arab American Activism.
73: Arafat, Yasser (1929–2004).
74: Arbenz, Jacobo (1913–1971).
75: Arenas, Reinaldo (1943–1990).
76: Arendt, Hannah (1906–1975).
77: Arias, Oscar (1940– ).
78: Aristide, Jean-Bertrand (1953– ).
79: Armenian Genocide.
80: Arts-in-Medicine Movement.
81: Ashrawi, Hanan (1946– ).
82: Asian American and Pacific Islander Activism.
83: Atheism.
84: Attica Uprising.
85: Aung San (1915–1947).
86: Awad, Mubarak (1951– ).
87: Bachelet, Michelle (1951– ).
88: Baez, Joan (1941– ).
89: Bahá′í Faith and Social Action.
90: Baker, Ella (1903–1986).
91: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).
92: Ballot Initiatives.
93: Baraka, Amiri (1934– ).
94: Basquiat, Jean-Michel (1960–1988).
95: Battle of Seattle.
96: Bauhaus Photographers.
97: Beat Poets.
98: Belafonte, Harry (1927– ).
99: Bell, Derrick (1930– ).
100: Benefit Concerts.
101: Benjamin, Medea (1952– ).
102: Benn, Tony (1925– ).
103: Berlin Wall Destruction.
104: Berrigan Brothers.
105: Berry, Wendell (1934– ).
106: Biko, Stephen (1940–1977).
107: Bilingual Education.
108: Billionaires for Bush.
109: Bill of Rights.
110: Black Lung Movement.
111: Black Panther Party.
112: Black Power.
113: Blogging.
114: Boal, Augusto (1931– ).
115: Boff, Leonardo (1938– ).
116: Bolsheviks.
117: Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–1945).
118: Bono (1962– ).
119: Bourdieu, Pierre (1930–2002).
120: Bové, José (1953– ).
121: Boycotts and Divestment.
122: Boyle, Father (1954– ).
123: Braden, Anne and Carl (1924–2006 and 1914–1975).
124: Bread and Puppet Theater.
125: Breastfeeding Movement.
126: Brecht, Bertolt (1898–1956).
127: Brown, H. Rap (1943– ).
128: Brown, John (1800–1859).
129: Brown v. Board of Education.
130: Bruce, Lenny (1925–1966).
131: Brutus, Dennis (1924– ).
132: Burmese Resistance Movement.
133: Butler, Judith (1956– ).
134: Buy Nothing Day.
135: Caldicott, Helen (1938– ).
136: Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
137: Campus Antiwar Network.
138: Camus, Albert (1913–1960).
139: Cárdenas, Lázaro (1895–1970).
140: Carmichael, Stokely (1941–1998).
141: Carson, Rachel (1907–1964).
142: Carter, James Earl (1924– ).
143: Castro, Fidel (1926– ).
144: Catholic Worker Movement.
145: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.
146: Chautauqua.
147: Chávez, César (1927–1993).
148: Chávez, Hugo (1954– ).
149: Chicago Democratic Convention Demonstrations, 1968.
150: Chicago Seven.
151: Chicano Movement.
152: Child Advocacy.
153: Child Labor Laws.
154: Children′s Defense Fund.
155: Chisholm, Shirley (1924–2005).
156: Chomsky, Noam (1928– ).
157: Christian Base Communities.
158: Christian Right.
159: CIA Repression of Social Movements.
160: Citizen School, The.
161: Citizenship and Patriotism.
162: Civil Disobedience.
163: Civil Rights Acts.
164: Civil Rights Movement.
165: Civil Society.
166: Clamshell Alliance.
167: Clark, Ramsey (1927– ).
168: Climate Change and Global Justice.
169: Cloward, Richard A., and Piven, Frances Fox (1926–2001 and 1932– ).
170: Coalition Building.
171: Code Pink.
172: Coffin, William Sloane (1924–2006).
173: Committee for Cleaners′ Rights.
174: Commodification.
175: Communism.
176: Communist Manifesto.
177: Communist Party USA.
178: Communitarianism.
179: Community Action Program.
180: Community-Based Ecological Resistance Movements.
181: Community Currencies.
182: Community Gardens.
183: Community Organizing.
184: Community Radio and Television.
185: Cone, James H. (1938– ).
186: Confucius (C. 551–479 BC).
187: Congress of Racial Equality.
188: Conscientious Objectors to War.
189: Conyers, John, Jr. (1929– ).