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Titel: Pro-Life Activists in America: Meaning, ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Art des Buches: Used
Paperback in good condition. Superficial marks and light scores on covers. Spine is slightly sunned. Leading corners, edges and spine are lightly bumped and worn, slightly affecting pages. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 443031
Inhaltsangabe: Maxwell offers an oral history of pro-life direct activism in America from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. Through the stories of leaders and followers, men and women, Catholics and evangelicals, Carol Maxwell explores the complex beliefs and desires that gave rise to this activism, sustained, and eventually undid it. Maxwell's interdisciplinary approach weaves theory from sociology, political science, anthropology, and moral philosophy. She pays special attention to several key issues: the role of the participants' diverse concepts of salvation; concerns about social change; their unresolved grief; their personal experiences of abortion; and differences in men's and women's commitment to protest. The book offers a unique window into the minds of individual protestors as they shifted from conventional activism to direct action and gives an important account of the direct action movement as its initial commitment to Ghandian non-violence was broken by the lethal acts that accompanied its end.
Rezension: "...a book that offers much that students of movements in all disciplines will find useful." Mobilization, Myra Max Ferree
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