Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy / Edition 1

Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy / Edition 1

by Temma Kaplan
     
 


"This is a strong, lively, deeply felt, and wonderfully informed account of the power of women struggling to reverse tyranny in many of the most distressed countries in the world."—Vivian Gornick, author of The End of the Novel of Love

"With her habitual passion and intellectual courage, Temma Kaplan once again has written a mesmerizing study on the

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"This is a strong, lively, deeply felt, and wonderfully informed account of the power of women struggling to reverse tyranny in many of the most distressed countries in the world."—Vivian Gornick, author of The End of the Novel of Love

"With her habitual passion and intellectual courage, Temma Kaplan once again has written a mesmerizing study on the nature of resistance, political engagement, and the transformative power that ordinary human beings in extraordinary times create in order to bring about social justice and accountability. This is a powerful and stunning book that will captivate both the general reader and the scholar and undoubtedly will inspire."—Marjorie Agosin, author of A Map of Hope

"Scholar and activist Temma Kaplan is singularly positioned to write this history of women and youth, who risked lives and reputations in pursuit of democracy against state terror. Focusing on often-unheralded public demonstrations, Kaplan shows how public spectacles and street protests against tyranny and atrocity have helped bring down regimes. This account of steadfast resistance and its long reverberating aftermath will fascinate and inspire."—Alix Kates Shulman, author of Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520236493
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Prologue: Taking Back the Streets
Chapter 1. Staying Alive through Struggle
Chapter 2. Pots and Pans Will Break My Bones
Chapter 3. Democracy in the Country and in the Streets
Chapter 4. Searching and Remembering
Chapter 5. Memory through Mobilization
Chapter 6. Youth Finds a Way
Chapter 7. Demonstrating to Remember in Spain
Epilogue: Mobilizing for Democracy

Notes
Index

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