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The Resource Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout, (electronic resource)

Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout, (electronic resource)

Label
Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America
Title
Blessed are the organized
Title remainder
grassroots democracy in America
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Stout
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media, ordinary citizens across the nation are meeting in living rooms, church basements, synagogues, and schools to identify shared concerns, select and cultivate leaders, and take action. Their goal is to hold big government and big business accountable. In this important new book, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and failures of progressive grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed against it." "Stout tells vivid stories of people fighting entrenched economic and political interests around the country. From parents and teachers striving to overcome gang violence in South Central Los Angeles, to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish into a citizens' organization, to the New Orleans residents who get out the vote by taking a jazz band through streets devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Stout describes how these ordinary people conceive of citizenship, how they acquire and exercise power, and how religious ideas and institutions contribute to their successes."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stout, Jeffrey,
Dewey number
322.4/40973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Religion and politics
  • Social movements
Label
Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-327) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
  • Organize, Reflect, and Reorganize
  • The Compelling Force of the Ideal
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • The Passion of St. Rose
  • Blood and Harmony
  • Fathers and Sisters for Life
  • Pastors and Flocks
  • The Contested Sacred
  • Across Great Scars of Wrong
  • The Organizer President
  • The Responsibilities of a Citizen
  • Walking in Our Sleep
  • A Power Analysis
  • Organizing for the Common Good
  • Rites of Solidarity, Commitment, and Mourning
  • Domination, Anger, and Grief
  • Public Address
  • Ain't it Awful? --The Authority to Lead
  • On the Treatment of Opponents
Control code
ocn677141403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 346 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836079
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612821035
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)677141403
Label
Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-327) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
  • Organize, Reflect, and Reorganize
  • The Compelling Force of the Ideal
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • The Passion of St. Rose
  • Blood and Harmony
  • Fathers and Sisters for Life
  • Pastors and Flocks
  • The Contested Sacred
  • Across Great Scars of Wrong
  • The Organizer President
  • The Responsibilities of a Citizen
  • Walking in Our Sleep
  • A Power Analysis
  • Organizing for the Common Good
  • Rites of Solidarity, Commitment, and Mourning
  • Domination, Anger, and Grief
  • Public Address
  • Ain't it Awful? --The Authority to Lead
  • On the Treatment of Opponents
Control code
ocn677141403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 346 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836079
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612821035
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)677141403

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