Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Kathryn G. Herr [Montclair State 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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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!



  • Kathryn G. Herr [Montclair State University]