The Movement Toward a New America

The Beginnings of a Long Revolution

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Author: Mitchell Goodman

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pilgrim

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil disobedience

Page: 752

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America's Prisons

The Movement Toward Profit and Privatization

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Author: Curtis R. Blakely

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581124354

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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This reader introduces the student to prison management. Particular interest is given the increased role of profit in the application of punishment. Profit and prison privatization are viewed within their larger context. As such, public and private prison operations are compared. Part of this comparison takes place through situating each sector upon an ideological continuum. This placement helps indicate the direction being taken by the contemporary prison. It further reveals that tomorrow's prisons may be less driven by traditional objectives and more driven by the notions of profit and efficiency.

Welcoming Justice

God's Movement Toward Beloved Community

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Author: Charles Marsh,John M. Perkins

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830873902

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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We have seen progress in recent decades toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of beloved community. But this is not only because of the activism and sacrifice of a generation of civil rights leaders. It happened because God was on the move. Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for a more equitable and just world. Perkins reflects on his long ministry and identifies key themes and lessons he has learned, and Marsh highlights the legacy of Perkins's work in American society. Together they show how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are doing now to welcome peace and justice. Now updated to reflect on current social realities, this book reveals ongoing lessons for the continuing struggle for a just society. Come, discover your part in the beloved community. There is unfinished work still to do.

Toward a Simpler Way of Life

The Arts & Crafts Architects of California

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Author: Robert Winter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209169

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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Anti-commercial and anti-modern, the California Arts and Crafts Movement drew upon the decorative schemes of English Tudor, Swiss chalet, Japanese temple, and Spanish mission, evoking an earlier time before modern industry and technology intruded. This book celebrates the Movement with chapters on architects such as Bernard Maybeck, Charles and Henry Greene, John Galen Howard, and Julia Morgan. 365 duotone photos.

The New Agrarian Mind

The Movement Toward Decentralist Thought in Twentieth-Century America

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Author: Allan Carlson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412837965

Category: History

Page: 232

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The self-sufficiency and regional outlook of farm life characterized the United States until the Civil War period. With the triumph of the industrial North over the rural South, the expansion of urbanism, and the closing of the frontier, the agrarian sector became an economic and cultural minority. The social benefits of rural life--a sense of independence, commitment to democracy, an abundance of children, stable community life--were threatened. This volume examines the rise of a distinctive agrarian intellectual movement to combat these trends. The New Agrarian Mind, now in paperback, synthesizes the thought of twentieth-century agrarian writers. It weaves together discussions of major representative figures, such as Liberty Hyde Bailey, Carle Zimmerman, and Wendell Berry, with myth-shattering analyses of the movement's cultural diversity, intellectual influence, and ideological complexity. Collectively labeled the New Agrarians to distinguish them from the simpler Jeffersonianism of the nineteenth century, they shared a coherent set of goals that were at once socially conservative and economically radical.

Blessed

A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

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Author: Kate Bowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985855

Category: History

Page: 336

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How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape? Kate Bowler's Blessed is the first book to fully explore the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of a burgeoning movement that now claims millions of followers in America. Bowler traces the roots of the prosperity gospel: from the touring mesmerists, metaphysical sages, pentecostal healers, business oracles, and princely prophets of the early 20th century; through mid-century positive thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale and revivalists like Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin; to today's hugely successful prosperity preachers. Bowler focuses on such contemporary figures as Creflo Dollar, pastor of Atlanta's 30,000-member World Changers Church International; Joel Osteen, known as "the smiling preacher," with a weekly audience of seven million; T. D. Jakes, named by Time magazine one of America's most influential new religious leaders; Joyce Meyer, evangelist and women's empowerment guru; and many others. At almost any moment, day or night, the American public can tune in to these preachers-on TV, radio, podcasts, and in their megachurches-to hear the message that God desires to bless them with wealth and health. Bowler offers an interpretive framework for scholars and general readers alike to understand the diverse expressions of Christian abundance as a cohesive movement bound by shared understandings and common goals.

Military Government and the Movement Toward Democracy in South America

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Author: Howard Handelman,Thomas Griffin Sanders

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253105554

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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Sophisticated investigations of governmental transition in Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, and Ecuador. Discusses such issues as the undercurrents of popular discontent, and the recent progress toward increased civilian political participation.

Blood and Politics

The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream

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Author: Leonard Zeskind

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429959339

Category: History

Page: 672

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More than fifteen years in the making, Blood and Politics is the most comprehensive history to date of the white supremacist movement as it has evolved over the past three-plus decades. Leonard Zeskind draws heavily upon court documents, racist publications, and first-person reports, along with his own personal observations. An internationally recognized expert on the subject who received a MacArthur Fellowship for his work, Zeskind ties together seemingly disparate strands—from neo-Nazi skinheads, to Holocaust deniers, to Christian Identity churches, to David Duke, to the militia and beyond. Among these elements, two political strategies—mainstreaming and vanguardism—vie for dominance. Mainstreamers believe that a majority of white Christians will eventually support their cause. Vanguardists build small organizations made up of a highly dedicated cadre and plan a naked seizure of power. Zeskind shows how these factions have evolved into a normative social movement that looks like a demographic slice of white America, mostly blue-collar and working middle class, with lawyers and Ph.D.s among its leaders. When the Cold War ended, traditional conservatives helped birth a new white nationalism, most evident now among anti-immigrant organizations. With the dawn of a new millennium, they are fixated on predictions that white people will lose their majority status and become one minority among many. The book concludes with a look to the future, elucidating the growing threat these groups will pose to coming generations.

Off the Grid

Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

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Author: Nick Rosen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101456396

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Inside the subculture of off-grid living Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time with all kinds of individuals and families striving to live their lives the way they want to-free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. While the people profiled may not have a lot in common in terms of their daily lives or their personal background, what they do share is an understanding of how unique their lives are, and how much effort and determination is required to maintain the lifestyle in the face of modern America's push toward connectivity and development.

On the Move

A Life

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Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385352557

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Conservatism in America

Making Sense of the American Right

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Author: P. Gottfried

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230607047

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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This book argues that the American conservative movement, as it now exists, does not have deep roots. It began in the 1950s as the invention of journalists and men of letters reacting to the early Cold War and trying to construct a rallying point for likeminded opponents of international Communism. The resulting movement has exaggerated the permanence of its values; while its militant anti-Communism, instilled in its followers, and periodic suppression of dissent have weakened its capacity for internal debate. Their movement came to power at least partly by burying an older anti-welfare state Right, one that in fact had enjoyed a social following that was concentrated in a small-town America. The newcomers played down the merits of those they had replaced; and in the 1980's the neoconservatives, who took over the postwar conservative movement from an earlier generation, belittled their predecessors in a similar way. Among the movement's major accomplishments has been to recreate its own past. The success of this revised history lies in the fact that even the movement's critics are now inclined to accept it.

The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement

The Battle for Control of the Law

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Author: Steven Michael Teles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691122083

Category: Law

Page: 339

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Starting in the 1970s, conservatives learned that electoral victory did not easily convert into a reversal of important liberal accomplishments, especially in the law. As a result, conservatives' mobilizing efforts increasingly turned to law schools, professional networks, public interest groups, and the judiciary--areas traditionally controlled by liberals. Drawing from internal documents, as well as interviews with key conservative figures, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement examines this sometimes fitful, and still only partially successful, conservative challenge to liberal domination of the law and American legal institutions. Unlike accounts that depict the conservatives as fiendishly skilled, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement reveals the formidable challenges that conservatives faced in competing with legal liberalism. Steven Teles explores how conservative mobilization was shaped by the legal profession, the legacy of the liberal movement, and the difficulties in matching strategic opportunities with effective organizational responses. He explains how foundations and groups promoting conservative ideas built a network designed to dislodge legal liberalism from American elite institutions. And he portrays the reality, not of a grand strategy masterfully pursued, but of individuals and political entrepreneurs learning from trial and error. Using previously unavailable materials from the Olin Foundation, Federalist Society, Center for Individual Rights, Institute for Justice, and Law and Economics Center, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement provides an unprecedented look at the inner life of the conservative movement. Lawyers, historians, sociologists, political scientists, and activists seeking to learn from the conservative experience in the law will find it compelling reading.

Move Toward the Mess

The Ultimate Fix for a Boring Christian Life

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Author: John Hambrick

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781414296

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Some pastors preach boring sermons. Some church music is dull. But here’s the thing: If Jesus had been boring, the disciples wouldn’t have followed him and the Pharisees wouldn’t have killed him. So if you’re bored, don’t waste another minute. If your church service feels like a failed pep rally that never leads to the actual game, then it’s time for you to follow Jesus onto the field where the opposition is real and the stakes are extraordinary. It will get messy. It won’t always be comfortable. But you’ll make a difference. And you’ll discover that nobody’s bored out there. Nobody.

Toward a democratic left

a radical program for a new majority

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Author: Michael Harrington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 314

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Making Policy Move

Towards a Politics of Translation and Assemblage

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Author: Clarke, John,Bainton, Dave,Noémi Lendvai,Paul Stubbs

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313364

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Written by key people in the field, this timely and accessible book argues that treating policy’s movement as an active process of ‘translation’, in which policies are interpreted, inflected and re-worked as they change location, is of critical importance for studying policy.

Bring the War Home

The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

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Author: Kathleen Belew

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674984927

Category: History

Page: 330

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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and apocalypse. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the first full history of the movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war that, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors, and white separatists. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, mercenary soldiering, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place in brokering intergroup alliances and giving birth to future recruits. Belew’s disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home argues for awareness of the heightened potential for paramilitarism in a present defined by ongoing war.

Original Sin

Understanding the Movement Toward Female Agency

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Author: Rosenna Bakari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997169911

Category:

Page: 62

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This book is what the feminist movement needs. Every woman of every race, class, sexual orientation and religion can relate to the societal pressure to take care of men and be subservient to them. Physical violence, sexual violation and emotional intimidation are far too familiar to women. Dr. Bakari explores the oppressive prevalence of male harm toward females in a prolific, four-part, critical poem theory. Part one reinterprets the biblical account of original sin and explains the evolution of male dominance. Part two identifies the characteristics of dominant males and the harm they cause females, directly and indirectly. Part three addresses well-meaning men who benefit from the male-dominance paradigm. Part four speaks hope and empowerment to women of the world. This book is not a one time read. You will want to carry it with you, study it, research its content. There is a consequence to reading this book. That is, you may never look at the world the same.

Latino Generation

Voices of the New America

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Author: Mario T. García

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469614111

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the testimonios follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country.

Star Trek and History

Race-ing Toward a White Future

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Author: Daniel Bernardi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9780813524665

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

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As an enduring American icon, the STAR TREK series represents a utopian future where humans no longer engage in racism, sexism, or capitalism--or does it? STAR TREK AND HISTORY traces the shifting and reforming meaning of race as articulated throughout the STAR TREK television series, feature films, and fan community. 60 illustrations.