on July 3, 2015
I am a college professor and am currently developing a class on Arts of Resistance where we look at contemporary art history/practice of work that is socially engaged. I have reviewed a lot of books to find materials for class, and this is the best book I have come across dedicated to the art of creative activism. I highly recommend it! We will be using this as one of our 2 main texts in class. The modules are all bite-sized and digestible. It has excellent cross-referencing to connect tactics, principles, case studies, and practitioners. It is a wonderful handbook for anyone interested in creative activism. Will not disappoint.
on January 31, 2013
Belongs -- in multiple copies -- on the bookshelves of every social action organization in our not-so-free world. Amazing compendium of practical, proven, effective strategies for fighting for change, created and edited by people who have been on the front lines. Oh, and carry around a couple of copies with you so that the next time someone whines, "I know, but what can I do?", you can hand them this book and say, "Pick one, and get to work." Great list of social change resources, too.
on March 29, 2014
A treasure trove of simple techniques activists can use to change the world. Succinct analysis of many, mostly highly successful, political actions; whether they were successful, how they worked or didn't, and why. It's a book that says, Yes! Try this at home. Try this with your friends, your community or college organization. Change the world, what are you waiting for.