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No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

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In "No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age," author and seasoned organizer Jane McAlevey delivers a critical analysis of the progressive movement's struggles and offers a strategic blueprint for building real power. Published on April 1, 2018, this compelling book examines the shift from deep organizing to superficial mobilization that has left contemporary movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter struggling to effect lasting change. Drawing on her extensive experience in labor, student, and environmental movements, McAlevey highlights successful tactics from historical social movements that harnessed the collective power of communities and workers. Through detailed case studies, she argues that the key to genuine progress lies in returning to robust, grassroots organizing strategies that empower individuals at the community level. Ideal for adult education settings, "No Shortcuts" is an essential read for anyone engaged in the fight for economic justice, providing both a critical reflection on past setbacks and a hopeful, practical guide for future activism. Engage with this book to understand how to build movements that are not only resilient but also capable of achieving substantial reform.
Published by Oxford University Press on April 1, 2018
280 pages
ISBN: 9780190868659
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