Nonviolence Ain’t What it Used to Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance

Shon Meckfessel
status Copy #1 (4572): in
genre Activism and Human Rights ยป Activism
publisher AK Pres
publish date 2016
popularity checked out 1 time(s)


  • By Ruth Davidson -

    Overall this is a fun read that makes a lot of interesting points about why protests do and don’t “work.” The theme that really resonated with me is that context matters when weighing different strategies for public protest-picking the right strategy is impossible without considering social contexts such as likely media coverage and the race/class/gender of the participants. This book was originally a Ph. D. thesis, and parts of it read like one-heavy on the jargon, though the author does take pains to define their terms well.

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