The Resource No shortcuts : organizing for power in the new gilded age, Jane F. McAlevey

No shortcuts : organizing for power in the new gilded age, Jane F. McAlevey

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No shortcuts : organizing for power in the new gilded age
Title
No shortcuts
Title remainder
organizing for power in the new gilded age
Statement of responsibility
Jane F. McAlevey
Title variation
Organizing for power in the new gilded age
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The crisis of the progressive movement in the United States today is so evident that nothing less than a fundamental rethinking of its basic assumptions is required. Today's progressives now work for professional organizations more comfortable with the inside game in Washington, where they are outmatched and outspent by special interests. Labor unions now focus on the narrowest possible understanding of the interests of their members, and membership continues to decline in lockstep with the narrowing of their goals. Meanwhile, promising movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter have not accomplished meaningful change. Why do progressives in the United States keep losing on so many issues? In No Shortcuts, Jane McAlevey argues that progressives can win, but lack the organized power to enact significant change, to outlast their bosses in labor fights, and to hold elected leaders accountable. Drawing upon her experience as a scholar and longtime organizer in the student, environmental, and labor movements, McAlevey examines the case studies of recent social movements to pinpoint the factors that helped them succeed - or fail - to accomplish their intended goals. McAlevey makes a compelling case that the great social movements of previous eras gained their power from mass organizing, a strategy today's progressive have mostly abandoned in favor of mobilization or advocacy. She ultimately concludes that, in order to win, progressive movements must adopt bottom-up organizing strategies that place the power for change in the hands of workers and activists at the community level. Beyond the concrete examples in this book, McAlevey's arguments have direct implications for anyone involved in organizing for social change. Much more than just a cogent analysis, No Shortcuts explains exactly how progressives can go about rebuilding powerful movements at work, in our communities, and at the ballot box."--
  • "An examination of strategies for effective organizing"--
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McAlevey, Jane
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM766
LC item number
.M4293 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Community organization
  • Community power
  • Social movements
  • Community organization
  • Community power
  • Social movements
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No shortcuts : organizing for power in the new gilded age, Jane F. McAlevey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Power to Win in the Community, Not the Boardroom -- 3. Nursing Home Unions: Class Snuggle vs. Class Struggle -- 4. Chicago Teachers: Building a Resilient Union -- 5. Smithfield Foods: A Huge Success You've Hardly Heard About -- 6. Make the Road New York -- 7. Conclusion: Penned Power vs. Actual Power
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780190624712
Lccn
2016006948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1549974
  • (OCoLC)945719066
  • 1539879
  • (OCoLC)ocn945719066
Label
No shortcuts : organizing for power in the new gilded age, Jane F. McAlevey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Power to Win in the Community, Not the Boardroom -- 3. Nursing Home Unions: Class Snuggle vs. Class Struggle -- 4. Chicago Teachers: Building a Resilient Union -- 5. Smithfield Foods: A Huge Success You've Hardly Heard About -- 6. Make the Road New York -- 7. Conclusion: Penned Power vs. Actual Power
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780190624712
Lccn
2016006948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1549974
  • (OCoLC)945719066
  • 1539879
  • (OCoLC)ocn945719066

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