Social Protest

Social Protest

by Lauri S. Scherer

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today's middle and high school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and obesity. Moreover, Issues That Concern You recognizes the intimate relationship between its subject and reader as it weaves together different points of view. Backmatter offers facts and "self-help" style advice to young people grappling with the issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769340
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2014
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 An Overview of Protest Movements Leonard Gordon 11

2 Nonviolent Protest is the Only Effective Means of Protest Bryan Farrell 20

3 Direct Action, Including Violence, is Sometimes Necessary to Effect Change Phil Dickens 26

4 Comedy and Street Theater Are Effective Protest Tactics Wayne Grytting 34

5 Theatrical Confrontation is No Longer an Effective Protest Tactic Chez Pazienza 42

6 Civil Disobedience is an Effective Protest Tactic Kumi Naidoo 48

7 protests Like Occupy Damage the Economy and Accomplish Nothing Frank Manning 53

8 The Occupy Movement Had a Lasting Impact Rebecca Solnit 58

9 Economic Inequality in the United States is an Important Issue for Protest Movements Leif Dautch 66

10 protest Movements Targeting Economic Inequality in the United States Are Misguided Investor's Business Daily 71

11 From Slacktivism to Activism Evgeny Morozov 76

12 Social Media Amplify the Power of Protest Mathew Ingram 84

13 This Independence Day, Thank a Protester Amy Goodman 89

14 popular Dissent is Being Actively Suppressed in the United States Chris Hedges 94


What You should know About Social Protest 101

16 What You Should Do About Social Protest 109

Organizations to contact 113

Bibliography 124

Index 128

picture Credits 134

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