Necessary Trouble

Necessary Trouble

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Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years, we've seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates in defiance of the traditional party elites. Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. As Jaffe argues, the financial crisis in 2008 was the spark, the moment that crystallized that something was wrong. For years, Jaffe crisscrossed the country, asking people what they were angry about, and what they were doing to take power back. She attended a people's assembly in a church gymnasium in Ferguson, Missouri; walked a picket line at an Atlanta Burger King; rode a bus from New York to Ohio with student organizers; and went door-to-door in Queens days after Hurricane Sandy. From the successful fight for a 15 minimum wage in Seattle and New York to the halting of Shell's Arctic drilling program, Americans are discovering the effectiveness of making good, necessary trouble. Regardless of political alignment, they are boldly challenging who wields power in this country.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Sarah Jaffe
Publisher : Bold Type Books
Release : 2016-08-23
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781568585376


The Great Suppression

The Great Suppression

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"Roth [examines] the deep historical roots of [what he sees as conservatives'] anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern-day proponents: the GOP officials pushing to make it harder to cast a ballot; the lawyers looking to scrap all limits on money in politics; the libertarian scholars reclaiming judicial activism to roll back the New Deal; and the corporate lobbyists working to ban local action on everything from the minimum wage to the environment"--

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Genre : HISTORY
Author by : Zachary Roth
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release : 2016
File : 246 Pages
ISBN : 9781101905760


Against Democracy

Against Democracy

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A bracingly provocative challenge to one of our most cherished ideas and institutions Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us—it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But Jason Brennan says they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse—more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government—epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable—may be better than democracy, and that it's time to experiment and find out. A challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable, Against Democracy is essential reading for scholars and students of politics across the disciplines. Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author by : Jason Brennan
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-09-26
File : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9781400888399


No Longer Newsworthy

No Longer Newsworthy

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Until the recent political shift pushed workers back into the media spotlight, the mainstream media had largely ignored this significant part of American society in favor of the moneyed "upscale" consumer for more than four decades. Christopher R. Martin now reveals why and how the media lost sight of the American working class and the effects of it doing so. The damning indictment of the mainstream media that flows through No Longer Newsworthy is a wakeup call about the critical role of the media in telling news stories about labor unions, workers, and working-class readers. As Martin charts the decline of labor reporting from the late 1960s onwards, he reveals the shift in news coverage as the mainstream media abandoned labor in favor of consumer and business interests. When newspapers, especially, wrote off working-class readers as useless for their business model, the American worker became invisible. In No Longer Newsworthy, Martin covers this shift in focus, the loss of political voice for the working class, and the emergence of a more conservative media in the form of Christian television, talk radio, Fox News, and conservative websites. Now, with our fractured society and news media, Martin offers the mainstream media recommendations for how to push back against right-wing media and once again embrace the working class as critical to its audience and its democratic function.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Christopher R. Martin
Publisher : ILR Press
Release : 2019-05-15
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781501735264


White Privilege And Systemic Prejudice In The Little Red Schoolhouse

White Privilege And Systemic Prejudice In The Little Red Schoolhouse

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The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many cracks, fissures, and fractures in the fabric of America’s foundations, American life, and the very pillars of our democracy. As the oldest and most enduring democracy in the world, the pandemic that took the lives of six hundred thousand-plus souls in the U.S. alone, followed by racial disparities, a tumultuous presidential election, and the aftermath that led to the most restrictive and fierce state laws to suppress the votes of the country’s minority populations and conceal their history and racial experiences. In fact, before these events, prepandemic schooling in the United States was always tenuous for many minorities and the poor in the educational process. Education in America was designed for the privileged, the wealthy, and the white male. When it became available to other economic levels, women, racial, and ethnic groups, minorities were already behind, and it seems that the more these groups have strived to gain access economically, educationally, politically, and socially, they are still striving for equal access to the American dream and the opportunity of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Education is the key to attaining this access and generational success. Through the lens of her life and a forty-two-year career as a public school educator, first-time author Scarlet Harvey Black looks backward and forward to how we got here and adds her thoughts to the discourse on how we move on. She addresses “white privilege” and systemic prejudice that characterizes the barriers and obstacles faced by minority and poor students in America’s schools and the impact that decades of these sustained barriers have on the trajectory of a student’s life or potential. With the anecdotal narratives she lived and the hard truths she learned along the way, Scarlet Harvey Black is candid and heartfelt in the writing of her accounts. She challenges us to have tough and honest conversations on where we go from here to ensure that every child in this country has access to a quality learning environment and a quality teacher to deliver the instruction needed for them to achieve their highest aspirations in the country they call home!

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Scarlet Harvey Black MEd.
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2022-06-20
File : 108 Pages
ISBN : 9781662465413


Maintenance Of Airport Lighting And Visual Aids Systems

Maintenance Of Airport Lighting And Visual Aids Systems

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Genre : Airports
Author by : United States. Federal Aviation Administration
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Release : 1975
File : 226 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000066275110


Female Masculinity

Female Masculinity

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Masculinity without men. In Female Masculinity Judith Halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years. Providing the first full-length study on this subject, Halberstam catalogs the diversity of gender expressions among masculine women from nineteenth-century pre-lesbian practices to contemporary drag king performances. Through detailed textual readings as well as empirical research, Halberstam uncovers a hidden history of female masculinities while arguing for a more nuanced understanding of gender categories that would incorporate rather than pathologize them. She rereads Anne Lister's diaries and Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness as foundational assertions of female masculine identity. She considers the enigma of the stone butch and the politics surrounding butch/femme roles within lesbian communities. She also explores issues of transsexuality among "transgender dykes"--lesbians who pass as men--and female-to-male transsexuals who may find the label of "lesbian" a temporary refuge. Halberstam also tackles such topics as women and boxing, butches in Hollywood and independent cinema, and the phenomenon of male impersonators. Female Masculinity signals a new understanding of masculine behaviors and identities, and a new direction in interdisciplinary queer scholarship. Illustrated with nearly forty photographs, including portraits, film stills, and drag king performance shots, this book provides an extensive record of the wide range of female masculinities. And as Halberstam clearly demonstrates, female masculinity is not some bad imitation of virility, but a lively and dramatic staging of hybrid and minority genders.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Judith Halberstam
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1998
File : 329 Pages
ISBN : 0822322439


Dreams And Dialogues In Dylans Time Out Of Mind

Dreams And Dialogues In Dylans Time Out Of Mind

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Time Out of Mind is one of the most ambitious, complex, and provocative albums of Bob Dylan’s distinguished artistic career. The present book interprets the songs recorded for Time Out of Mind as a series of dreams by a single singer/dreamer. These dreams overlap and intermingle, but three primary levels of meaning emerge. On one level, the singer/dreamer envisions himself as a killer awaiting execution for killing his lover. On another level, the song-cycle functions as religious allegory, dramatizing the protagonist’s relentless struggles with his lover as a battle between spirit and flesh, earth and heaven, salvation and damnation. On still another level, Time Out of Mind is a meditation on American slavery and racism, Dylan’s most personal encounter with the subject, but one tangled up in associations with the minstrelsy tradition and debates surrounding cultural appropriation. Time Out of Mind marks the culmination of several recurring themes that have preoccupied Dylan for decades, and it serves as a pivotal turning point toward his late renaissance in terms of both subject matter and intertextual approach.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Graley Herren
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2021-07-06
File : 250 Pages
ISBN : 9781785278488


Operator S And Organizational Maintenance Manual

Operator S And Organizational Maintenance Manual

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Genre : Computer printers
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Release : 1990
File : Pages
ISBN : UVA:X004948327


Tv Exposes Brutality On The Selma March

Tv Exposes Brutality On The Selma March

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On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the civil rights marches to life. Kids will learn about the way in which Southern states kept African Americans from voting and the history that led to nonviolent civil rights marches to fight for the right to vote guaranteed by the Constitution. As an added bonus, readers will learn about how this played out on TV and galvanized the civil rights movement, leading to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Seeing the brutality on TV turned the fight for voting rights in the South into a national cause. Accompanying video will show readers what viewers saw at the time.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Danielle Smith-Llera
Publisher : Compass Point Books
Release : 2019-09
File : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780756560058