Roots For Radicals: Organizing For Power, Action And Justice

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Roots For Radicals: Organizing For Power, Action And Justice
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Category: Philosophy
Author Chambers E. T.
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date 2018
ISBN 9781350043121

The successor to the legendary activist Saul Alinsky, Edward T. Chambers pioneered a set of principles and practices that have guided community organizations throughout the US and the world. Roots for Radicals remains his definitive reflection on these fundamental principles of community activism: how, as public citizens, we can navigate the gap between the world as it is and as it should be, between self-interest and self-sacrifice and in doing so create lasting change for our communities.

In the face of the increasingly turbulent politics of the 21st-century, Chambers's book has never been more relevant.

Table of contents

Foreword, Studs Terkel

Introduction: The Industrial Areas Foundation: Social Knowledge, Power, and Politicalness
1. The World As It Is and the World As It Should Be
2. The Relational Meeting
3. Broad-Based Organizing: An Intentional Response to the Human Condition
4. Relationships: Public and Private
5. The Practice of Public Life: Research, Action, and Evaluation
6. Reflections of an Organizer
7. Broad-Based Organizing for the 21st Century: United Power for Action and Justice
8. Thoughts on 21st Century Challenges
Appendix: Industrial Areas Foundation Network

Notes
Index

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