Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

by Sarah Jaffe


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ISBN-13: 9781568589923
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 521,802
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in the Nation, Salon, the Week, American Prospect, Washington Post, Atlantic, and many other publications.

Amy Melissa Bentley is a professional stage and screen actress. A member of SAG-AFTRA, she has performed in Scotland, New York City, and throughout Connecticut.

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LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
If you asked me a month ago what the Tea Party and Black Lives Matter have in common, I would have said, "nothing." But after reading Necessary Trouble, I can now point to any number of post-2008 movements and see the common threads. Whether Walmart employees or environmental activists, Jaffe shows how the deep dissatisfaction with and anger over the present state of affairs has been channeled into action and change. It's no longer business as usual. People are risking arrest and starting movements to disrupt the system and it is often working. (Glory be!) Jaffe shows each movement's strengths and struggles and I was particularly impressed by how she delved into the racism of certain segments of the Tea Party. I also loved the emphasis on intersectionality and the way class was highlighted as a common bond. Well researched and incredibly engaging, I underlined and asterisked my way through this book. It's a game-changer and definitely going on my Favorite list for 2016. Disclosure: I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.