The Resource Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout

Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout

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Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America
Title
Blessed are the organized
Title remainder
grassroots democracy in America
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Stout
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media, ordinary citizens across the nation are meeting in living rooms, church basements, synagogues, and schools to identify shared concerns, select and cultivate leaders, and take action. Their goal is to hold big government and big business accountable. In this important new book, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and failures of progressive grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed against it." "Stout tells vivid stories of people fighting entrenched economic and political interests around the country. From parents and teachers striving to overcome gang violence in South Central Los Angeles, to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish into a citizens' organization, to the New Orleans residents who get out the vote by taking a jazz band through streets devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Stout describes how these ordinary people conceive of citizenship, how they acquire and exercise power, and how religious ideas and institutions contribute to their successes." "The most important book on organizing and grassroots democracy in a generation, Blessed are the Organized is a passionate and hopeful account of how our endangered democratic principles can be put into action."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stout, Jeffrey
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.S85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Religion and politics
  • Social movements
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Religion and politics
  • Social movements
  • Demokratie
  • Soziale Bewegung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Organize, Reflect, and Reorganize
  • The Compelling Force of the Ideal
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • The Passion of St. Rose
  • Blood and Harmony
  • Chapter Fifteen. Fathers and Sisters for Life
  • Pastors and Flocks
  • The Contested Sacred
  • Across Great Scars of Wrong
  • The Organizer President
  • The Responsibilities of a Citizen
  • Walking in Our Sleep
  • A Power Analysis
  • Organizing for the Common Good
  • Rites of Solidarity, Commitment, and Mourning
  • Domination, Anger, and Grief
  • Public Address
  • Ain't it Awful? --The Authority to Lead
  • On the Treatment of Opponents
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 346 p.
Isbn
9780691135861
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013800
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607655593
  • (OCoLC)ocn607655593
Label
Blessed are the organized : grassroots democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Organize, Reflect, and Reorganize
  • The Compelling Force of the Ideal
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • The Passion of St. Rose
  • Blood and Harmony
  • Chapter Fifteen. Fathers and Sisters for Life
  • Pastors and Flocks
  • The Contested Sacred
  • Across Great Scars of Wrong
  • The Organizer President
  • The Responsibilities of a Citizen
  • Walking in Our Sleep
  • A Power Analysis
  • Organizing for the Common Good
  • Rites of Solidarity, Commitment, and Mourning
  • Domination, Anger, and Grief
  • Public Address
  • Ain't it Awful? --The Authority to Lead
  • On the Treatment of Opponents
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 346 p.
Isbn
9780691135861
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013800
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607655593
  • (OCoLC)ocn607655593

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