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What is Islamophobia? - Racism, Social Movements and the State (Paperback): Narzanin Massoumi, Tom Mills, David Miller What is Islamophobia? - Racism, Social Movements and the State (Paperback)
Narzanin Massoumi, Tom Mills, David Miller
R390 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R68 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As racist undercurrents in many western societies become manifestly entrenched, the prevalence of Islamophobia - and the need to understand what perpetuates it - has never been greater. Critiquing the arguments found in notionally left accounts and addressing the limitations of existing responses, What is Islamophobia? demonstrates that Islamophobia is not simply a product of abstract, or discursive, ideological processes, but of concrete social, political and cultural actions undertaken in the pursuit of certain interests. The book centres on what the editors refer to as the 'five pillars of Islamophobia': the institutions and machinery of the state; the far right, incorporating the counterjihad movement; the neoconservative movement; the transnational Zionist movement; and assorted liberal groupings including the pro-war left, and the new atheist movement. The book concludes with reflections on existing strategies for tackling Islamophobia, considering what their distinctive approaches mean for fighting back.

Unspeakable Acts - Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s (Hardcover): Nancy Princenthal Unspeakable Acts - Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s (Hardcover)
Nancy Princenthal
R660 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R156 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1970s was a time of deep division and newfound freedoms. Galvanized by The Second Sex and The Feminine Mystique, the civil rights movement and the March on Washington, a new generation put their bodies on the line to protest injustice. Still, even in the heart of certain resistance movements, sexual violence against women had reached epidemic levels. Initially, it went largely unacknowledged. But some bold women artists and activists, including Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Marina Abramovic, Adrian Piper, Suzanne Lacy, Nancy Spero and Jenny Holzer, fired up by women's experiences and the climate of revolution, started a conversation about sexual violence that continues today. Some worked unannounced and unheralded, using the street as their theatre. Others managed to draw support from the highest levels of municipal power. Along the way, they changed the course of art, pioneering a form that came to be called simply performance. Award-winning author Nancy Princenthal takes on these enduring issues and weaves together a new history of performance, challenging us to re-examine the relationship between art and activism, and how we can apply the lessons of that turbulent era to today

Taking to the Streets - The Transformation of Arab Activism (Paperback): Lina Khatib, Ellen" "Lust Taking to the Streets - The Transformation of Arab Activism (Paperback)
Lina Khatib, Ellen" "Lust
R581 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R60 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking to the Streets critically examines the conventional wisdom that the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings happened spontaneously and were directed by tech-savvy young revolutionaries. Pairing first-hand observations from activists with the critical perspectives of scholars, the book illuminates the concept of activism as an ongoing process, rather than a sudden burst of defiance. The contributors examine case studies from uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, evaluating the various manifestations of political activism within the context of each country's distinct sociopolitical landscape. The chapters include a country-specific timeline of the first year following the uprisings and conclude with lessons learned. First-hand observations include those of Libyan activist Rihab Elhaj, who reflects on how the revolution gave birth to Libyan civil society, as well as Syrian writer and human rights activist Khawla Dunia, who discusses how Syrians have tried to remain steadfast in their commitment to nonviolent resistance. A foreword by Prince Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui-third in succession to the Moroccan throne and consulting professor at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)-provides a historical overview of activism in the Middle East and North Africa. A postscript from CDDRL director Larry Diamond distinguishes the study of activism from that of democratization. Taking to the Streets will be used in courses on Middle East politics and will be relevant to scholars and the general public interested in democratization, political change, and activism.

Youth Participation in Democratic Life - Stories of Hope and Disillusion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Bart Cammaerts, Michael... Youth Participation in Democratic Life - Stories of Hope and Disillusion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Bart Cammaerts, Michael Bruter, Shakuntala Banaji, Sarah Harrison, Nick Anstead, …
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is concerned with the contexts, nature and quality of the participation of young people in European democratic life. The authors understand democracy broadly as both institutional politics and civic cultures, and a wide range of methods are used to analyse and assess youth participation and attitudes.

How We Win - A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning (Hardcover): George Lakey How We Win - A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning (Hardcover)
George Lakey
R361 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan - From Local to Transnational Civic Engagement (Paperback): Xochitl Bada Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan - From Local to Transnational Civic Engagement (Paperback)
Xochitl Bada
R715 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R50 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Chicago is home to the second-largest Mexican immigrant population in the United States, yet the activities of this community have gone relatively unexamined by both the media and academia. In this groundbreaking new book, Xochitl Bada takes us inside one of the most vital parts of Chicago's Mexican immigrant community--its many hometown associations.
Hometown associations (HTAs) consist of immigrants from the same town in Mexico and often begin quite informally, as soccer clubs or prayer groups. As Bada's work shows, however, HTAs have become a powerful force for change, advocating for Mexican immigrants in the United States while also working to improve living conditions in their communities of origin. Focusing on a group of HTAs founded by immigrants from the state of Michoacan, the book shows how their activism has bridged public and private spheres, mobilizing social reforms in both inner-city Chicago and rural Mexico.
Bringing together ethnography, political theory, and archival research, Bada excavates the surprisingly long history of Chicago's HTAs, dating back to the 1920s, then traces the emergence of new models of community activism in the twenty-first century. Filled with vivid observations and original interviews, "Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan" gives voice to an underrepresented community and sheds light on an underexplored form of global activism.

Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine (Paperback): Raja Shehadeh Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine (Paperback)
Raja Shehadeh 1
R239 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border.He couldn't have known then what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future occupation of his home in Palestine. Later, as a young lawyer, he worked to halt land seizures and towards peace and justice in the region. During this time, he made close friends with several young Jewish Israelis, including fellow thinker and searcher Henry. But as life became increasingly unbearable under in the Palestinian territories, it was impossible to escape politics or the past, and even the strongest friendships and hopes were put to the test.

Brave, intelligent and deeply controversial, in this book award-winning author Raja Shehadeh explores the devastating effect of occupation on even the most intimate aspects of life. Looking back over decades of political turmoil, he traces the impact on the fragile bonds of friendship across the Israel-Palestine border, and asks whether those considered bitter enemies can come together to forge a common future.

US Military Bases and Anti-Military Organizing - An Ethnography of an Air Force Base in Ecuador (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Erin... US Military Bases and Anti-Military Organizing - An Ethnography of an Air Force Base in Ecuador (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Erin Fitz-Henry
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

US military presence in twenty-first century in Latin America has recently been characterised by rapidly intensifying militarization alongside under-supported anti-military activism. This book redirects recent debates about twenty-first century social mobilization by taking seriously those who actively resist the social movements in their midst.

Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa - Gender, Media, and Resistance (Hardcover, New): Kimberly Wedeven Segall Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa - Gender, Media, and Resistance (Hardcover, New)
Kimberly Wedeven Segall
R880 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R89 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text provides an analysis of the social and cultural impacts of war, social unrest and political violence in two societies that have undergone traumatic conflict and upheaval.

Yes Yes Yes - Australia's Journey to Marriage Equality (Paperback): Shirleene Robinson, Alex Greenwich Yes Yes Yes - Australia's Journey to Marriage Equality (Paperback)
Shirleene Robinson, Alex Greenwich
R481 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R33 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A compelling, moving account of the long journey to marriage equality in Australia. Yes Yes Yes, written by two advocates intimately involved in the struggle for marriage equality, reveals the untold story of how a grassroots movement won hearts and minds and transformed a country. From its tentative origins in 2004, through to a groundswell of public support, everyday people contributed so much to see marriage equality become law. The book captures the passion that propelled the movement forward, weaving together stories of heartbreak, hope and triumph. It is based on personal memories and more than twenty interviews with key figures and everyday advocates from across Australia. It covers the movement's origins in 2004, when the Marriage Act of 1961 was amended to exclude same-sex couples, through to the unsuccessful High Court challenge, a public vote in 2017 and the Parliamentary aftermath. It reminds us that social change is possible and that love is love.

Internal Conflict Regions in the Middle East - Iraq & Syria (Hardcover): Dana V Gray Internal Conflict Regions in the Middle East - Iraq & Syria (Hardcover)
Dana V Gray
R3,195 Discovery Miles 31 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, sectarian divisions have widened, fuelling a revival of a Sunni Muslim insurgent challenge to Iraq's stability. Iraq's Sunni Arab Muslims resent Shiite political domination and perceived discrimination by the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Iraq's Kurds are embroiled in separate political disputes with the Baghdad government over territorial, political, and economic issues, particularly their intent to separately export large volumes of oil produced in the Kurdish region. Fighting also continues across Syria, pitting government forces and their foreign allies against a range of anti-government insurgents, some of whom also are fighting amongst themselves. The ongoing conflict that began in March 2011 in Syria has created one of the most pressing humanitarian crises in the world. Three years later, as of early March 2014, an estimated 9.3 million people inside Syria, nearly half the population, have been affected by the conflict. This book discusses the political, and internal conflicts of both Iraq and Syria. It provides information on the politics, governance, and human rights in Iraq; an overview of armed conflict in Syria, as well as the United States response; and an overview of the humanitarian response in Syria as well.

The Prince and the Assassin - Australia's First Royal Tour and Portent of World Terror (Paperback): Steve Harris The Prince and the Assassin - Australia's First Royal Tour and Portent of World Terror (Paperback)
Steve Harris
R674 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R164 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nightmarch - A Journey Into India's Naxal Heartlands (MP3 format, CD): Alpa Shah Nightmarch - A Journey Into India's Naxal Heartlands (MP3 format, CD)
Alpa Shah; Read by Nimisha Sirohi
R579 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R159 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Amir's Blue Elephant - A woman's journey into the lives of Europe's refugees (Paperback): Melissa Hekkers Amir's Blue Elephant - A woman's journey into the lives of Europe's refugees (Paperback)
Melissa Hekkers
R265 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R36 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Race and Riots in Thatcher's Britain (Paperback): Simon Peplow Race and Riots in Thatcher's Britain (Paperback)
Simon Peplow
R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This powerful and original book locates the anti-police violence that spread across England in 1980-1 within a longer struggle against racism and disadvantage faced by black Britons, which had seen a growth in more militant forms of resistance since the Second World War. It explains these disturbances as 'collective bargaining by riot' - attempts to increase political inclusion by this marginalised group. Through case studies of Bristol, Brixton and Manchester, the book explores the actions of community organisations in the aftermath of disorders. Highlighting the political activities of black Britons and the often-problematic reliance upon 'official' sources when forming historical narratives, it demonstrates the contested value awarded to public inquiries - contrastingly viewed by black Britons as either a method for increased political participation or simply a governmental diversionary tactic. -- .

Political Animals and Animal Politics (Hardcover): Marcel Wissenburg, David Schlosberg Political Animals and Animal Politics (Hardcover)
Marcel Wissenburg, David Schlosberg
R1,948 Discovery Miles 19 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While much has been written on environmental politics on the one hand, and animal ethics and welfare on the other, animal politics is underexamined. There are key political implications in the increase of animal protection laws, the rights of nature, and political parties dedicated to animals.

Post-Truth - The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back (Paperback): Matthew D'Ancona Post-Truth - The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back (Paperback)
Matthew D'Ancona 1
R182 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcome to the Post-Truth era- a time in which the art of the lie is shaking the very foundations of democracy and the world as we know it. The Brexit vote; Donald Trump's victory; the rejection of climate change science; the vilification of immigrants; all have been based on the power to evoke feelings and not facts. So what does it all mean and how can we champion truth in in a time of lies and 'alternative facts'? In this eye-opening and timely book, Post-Truth is distinguished from a long tradition of political lies, exaggeration and spin. What is new is not the mendacity of politicians but the public's response to it and the ability of new technologies and social media to manipulate, polarise and entrench opinion. Where trust has evaporated, conspiracy theories thrive, the authority of the media wilt and emotions matter more than facts . Now, one of the UK's most respected political journalists, Matthew d'Ancona investigates how we got here, why quiet resignation is not an option and how we can and must fight back.

In Full Color - Finding My Place in a Black and White World (Hardcover): Rachel Dolezal, Storms Reback In Full Color - Finding My Place in a Black and White World (Hardcover)
Rachel Dolezal, Storms Reback
R482 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R83 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Dolezal. But none of them know her real story. In June 2015, the media "outed" Rachel Dolezal as a white woman who had knowingly been "passing" as Black. When asked if she were African American during an interview about the hate crimes directed at her and her family, she hesitated before ending the interview and walking away. Some interpreted her reluctance to respond and hasty departure as dishonesty, while others assumed she lacked a reasonable explanation for the almost unprecedented way she identified herself. What determines your race? Is it your DNA? The community in which you were raised? The way others see you or the way you see yourself? With In Full Color, Rachel Dolezal describes the path that led her from being a child of white evangelical parents to an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identifies as Black. Along the way, she recounts the deep emotional bond she formed with her four adopted Black siblings, the sense of belonging she felt while living in Black communities in Jackson, Mississippi, and Washington, DC, and the experiences that have shaped her along the way.

Russia and the Western Far Right - Tango Noir (Hardcover): Anton Shekhovtsov Russia and the Western Far Right - Tango Noir (Hardcover)
Anton Shekhovtsov
R2,890 Discovery Miles 28 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The growing influence of Russia on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists, ideologues, and politicians. The author uses a range of sources including interviews, video footage, leaked communications, official statements and press coverage in order to discuss both historical and contemporary Russia in terms of its relationship with the Western far right. Initial contacts between Russian political actors and Western far right activists were established in the early 1990s, but these contacts were low profile. As Moscow has become more anti-Western, these contacts have become more intense and have operated at a higher level. The book shows that the Russian establishment was first interested in using the Western far right to legitimise Moscow's politics and actions both domestically and internationally, but more recently Moscow has begun to support particular far right political forces to gain leverage on European politics and undermine the liberal-democratic consensus in the West. Contributing to ongoing scholarly debates about Russia's role in the world, its strategies aimed at securing legitimation of Putin's regime both internationally and domestically, modern information warfare and propaganda, far right politics and activism in the West, this book draws on theories and methods from history, political science, area studies, and media studies and will be of interest to students, scholars, activists and practitioners in these areas.

Diary of an Escape (Hardcover, New): Antonio Negri Diary of an Escape (Hardcover, New)
Antonio Negri; Translated by Ed Emery
R1,396 R1,275 Discovery Miles 12 750 Save R121 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

n Many people across the world know Antonio Negri as an internationally renowned political thinker whose book, Empire, co-authored with Michael Hardt, is an international bestseller.

Much less well known is the fact that, up until 1979, Negri was a university professor teaching in Paris and Padova. On April 7th, 1979 he was arrested, charged with the murder of Italian politician Aldo Moro, accused of 17 other murders, of being the head of the Red Brigades and of fomenting insurrection against the state. He has since been absolved of all these accusations, but thanks to the emergency laws in Italy at the time, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Then, in July 1983, he was elected as a member of parliament, which meant that he was released from prison after four and a half years of preventive detention. After months of debate, the Lower House decided to strip him of his parliamentary immunity o by 300 votes in favour and 293 against. At that point he left Italy for exile in France where he remained until 1997 and continued to maintain his innocence of all the crimes of which he was accused.

This book is Negri's diary in which he tells of his imprisonment, trial, the elections, and his escape to and exile in France. Both personal and political, it recounts a little known aspect of Negri's life and will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the work of this enormously influential political thinker.

Fantasy and Social Movements (Hardcover): J. Ormrod Fantasy and Social Movements (Hardcover)
J. Ormrod
R2,635 Discovery Miles 26 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is sometimes assumed that fantasizing stands in contrast to activism. This book, however, argues that fantasy plays a central role in social movements. Drawing on psychoanalysis and psychosocial theories, Fantasy and Social Movements examines the relationships between fantasy, reality, action, the unconscious and the collective.

Talking Politics - Political Discussion Networks and the New American Electorate (Paperback): Taylor N. Carlson, Marisa... Talking Politics - Political Discussion Networks and the New American Electorate (Paperback)
Taylor N. Carlson, Marisa Abrajano, Lisa Garc ia Bedolla
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over five decades of research has made clear that social networks can have an important impact on our political behavior. Specifically, when we engage in political conversation within these networks we develop connections that increase the likelihood that we will become politically active. Yet, most studies of political behavior focus on individuals, rather than the effects of networks on political behavior. Furthermore, any studies of networks have, by and large, been based on White Americans. Given what we know about the ways in which neighborhood, cultural, friend, and family networks tend to segregate along ethnic and racial lines, the authors of this book argue that we can assume that political networks segregate in much the same way. This book draws on quantitative and qualitative analyses of 4000 White American, African American, Latino, and Asian American people to explore inter and intra-ethnoracial differences in social network composition, size, partisanship, policy attitudes, and homophily in political and civic engagement. The book thus makes three key contributions: 1) it provides, for the first time, detailed comparative analysis of how political networks vary across and within ethnoracial groups; 2) demonstrates how historical differences in partisanship, policy attitudes, and engagement are reflected within groups' social networks; and, 3) reveals the impact that networks can have on individuals' political and civic engagement.

Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist - A memoir (Paperback): N. Chabani Manganyi Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist - A memoir (Paperback)
N. Chabani Manganyi
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia (Hardcover): M. Alston Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia (Hardcover)
M. Alston
R2,445 R2,271 Discovery Miles 22 710 Save R174 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, women's political activism and gender inequalities.

Maulana Karenga - An Intellectual Portrait (Hardcover): Molefi Kete Asante Maulana Karenga - An Intellectual Portrait (Hardcover)
Molefi Kete Asante
R1,386 R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Save R122 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, the most prolific contemporary African American scholar and cultural theorist Molefi Kete Asante leads the reader on an informative journey through the mind of Maulana Karenga, one of the key cultural thinkers of our time. Not only is Karenga the creator of Kwanzaa, an extensive and widespread celebratory holiday based on his philosophy of Kawaida, he is an activist-scholar committed to a "dignity-affirming" life for all human beings. Asante examines the sources of Karenga's intellectual preoccupations and demonstrates that Karenga's concerns with the liberation narratives and mythic realities of African people are rooted in the best interests of a collective humanity. The book shows Karenga to be an intellectual giant willing to practice his theories in order to manifest his intense emotional attachment to culture, truth and justice. Asante's enlightening presentation and riveting critique of Karenga's works reveal a compelling account of a thinker whose contributions extend far beyond the Academy. Although Karenga began his career as a student activist, a civil rights leader, a Pan Africanist, and a culturalist, he ultimately succeeds in turning his fierce commitment to truth toward dissecting political, social, and ethical issues. Asante carefully analyzes Karenga's important works on Black Studies, but also his earlier works on culture and his later works on ethics, such as The Husia, and Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings.

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