Linking Activism

Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

By Morgan Gardner

© 2005 – Routledge

290 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

New Approaches in Sociology

Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC035000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Volunteer Work
SOC050000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes