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1st Edition

Linking Activism
Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

ISBN 9780415803939
Published April 3, 2009 by Routledge
290 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Morgan Gardner is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.