© 2005 – Routledge
290 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
This book, a unique examination of the activist striving to work for more holistic social change, creates a conceptual framework to give visibility to the complexity of activist practice that spans environmental and social justice concerns.
1. Introduction: Envisioning Linking Activism: Agency and Self in the Creation of Ecologically Healthy and Socially Just Communities Part I: Linking Environmental Protection and Social Justice: Issues of Theory and Discourse 2. We Are Not Only In It Together, We Are Also In It Differently: Ecological Burden and Social Location 3. Recounting Complex Stories: Limits and Possibilities of Narrative Frames 4. The Linking Activist as Linking Messenger: Challenges to the Communication of Social
Justice-Ecological Connections Part II: Exploring Forms of Linking Activist Practice 5. Living Democracy through Linking Activism: Fighting for the Rights of Information and Participation in Government Environmental Decisions 6. Linking Activism as a Catalyst for Organizational Change: The Challenge and Promise of Environmental Organizations 7. Constituency-Oriented Linking Activism: Voicing Environmental Concerns from the Realities of Socially Marginalized Constituencies 8. Common Cause Linking Activism: Building Alliances between Environmental and Social Justice Sectors Part III: Linking Activism: Capacities, Approaches and Skills 9. The Journey: Bearing Witness, Questioning, Reflecting Critically and Holistically, and Demythologizing 10. More on the Journey: Translation, Trust Building, Hope, and Emergence 11. The Unending Journey