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xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction Chapter 1. The Effects of the Crash: The Youth Problem from New York City to Harlan County, Kentucky, and Back Again Chapter 2. The Reed Harrison Affair: Youth Claim Their Rights and Freedoms at Columbia University and Beyond Chapter 3. The Scottsboro Boys: Demands for Equality from the Deep South to New York City Chapter 4. The Popular Front: Strength in Unity, New York City Organizations Come Together in Solidarity Chapter 5. Playing Politics and Making Policy: Institutionalizing a Vision from New York to Washington Chapter 6. The Fight Against Fascism: The Spanish Republicans Find their Support in New York City Chapter 7. Dissolution: World War II Subverts the Zeitgeist and Youth's Vision for America Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277995 20171211
During the Great Depression, young radicals centered in New York City developed a vision of and for America, molded by their understanding of recent historical events, in particular the Great War and the global economic collapse, as well as by the events unfolding both at home and abroad. They worked to make their vision of a free, equal, democratic society based on peaceful coexistence a reality. Their attempts were ultimately unsuccessful but their voices were heard on a number of important issues, including free speech, racial justice, and peace. A major contribution to the historiography of the era of the Great Depression, Fighting Authoritarianism provides a new and important examination of U.S. youth activism of the 1930s, including the limits of the New Deal and how youth activists continually pushed FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and other New Dealers to do more to address economic distress, more inclusionary politics, and social inequality. In this study, author Britt Haas questions the interventionist versus isolationist paradigm in that young people sought to focus on both domestic and international affairs. Haas also explores the era not as a precursor to WWII, but as a moment of hope when the prospect of institutionalizing progress in freedom, equality, and democracy seemed possible. Fighting Authoritarianism corrects misconceptions about these young activists' vision for their country, heavily influenced by the American Dream they had been brought up to revere: they wanted a truly free, truly democratic, and truly equal society. That meant embracing radical ideologies, especially socialism and communism, which were widely discussed, debated, and promoted on New York City college campuses. They believed that in embracing these ideologies, they were not turning their backs on American values. Instead, they believed that such ideologies were the only way to make America live up to its promises. This study also outlines the careers of Molly Yard, Joseph Lash, and James Wechsler, how they retracted (and for Yard and Lash, reclaimed) their radical past, and how New York continued to hold a prominent platform in their careers. Lash and Wechsler both worked for the New York Post, the latter as editor until 1980. Examining the Depression decade from the perspective of young activists highlights the promise of America as young people understood it: a historic moment when anything seemed possible.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277995 20171211
Green Library
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xii, 194 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Although the LGBT movement has made rapid gains in the United States, LGBT people continue to face discrimination in faith communities. In this book, sociologist Jonathan S. Coley documents why and how student activists mobilize for greater inclusion at Christian colleges and universities. Drawing on interviews with student activists at a range of Christian institutions of higher learning, Coley shows that students, initially drawn to activism because of their own political, religious, or LGBT identities, are forming direct action groups that transform university policies, educational groups that open up campus dialogue, and solidarity groups that facilitate their members' personal growth. He also shows how these LGBT activists apply their skills and values after graduation in subsequent political campaigns, careers, and family lives, potentially serving as change agents in their faith communities for years to come. Coley's findings shed light on a new frontier of LGBT activism and challenge prevailing wisdom about the characteristics of activists, the purpose of activist groups, and ultimately the nature of activism itself. For more information about this project's research methodology and theoretical grounding, please visit http://jonathancoley.com/book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469636214 20180409
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xiii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
lxxii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)

5. Agents of change [2016]

Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (66 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Current struggles to make colleges welcoming and relevant for students of color continue movements which swept across campuses fifty years ago. AGENTS OF CHANGE tells the timely and inspiring story of how successful protests for equity and inclusion led to establishing the first Black and Ethnic Studies departments at two very different universities: San Francisco State (1968) and Cornell (1969). San Francisco State students, their supporters on the faculty and in the community, including the increasingly influential Black Panther Party, launched the longest student strike in U.S. history. In addition to curricular changes, they demanded increased minority student recruitment and retention, and the hiring of minority faculty. Student activists, like actor Danny Glover, demonstrated and faced brutal police assaults and massive arrests unleashed by then-Governor Ronald Reagan. In spite of these obstacles, Black, Latino and Asian student groups formed the Third World Liberation Front and emerged victorious, creating the first College of Ethnic Studies in the nation and igniting similar actions across the country. This award-winning documentary features a dynamic soundtrack written and performed by Patrice Rushen and is punctuated by the music of James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and others from the era.
Book
xviii, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
Few people know that student protest emerged in Latin America decades before the infamous student movements of Western Europe and the U.S. in the 1960s. Even fewer people know that Central American university students authored colonial agendas and anti-colonial critiques. In fact, Central American students were key actors in shaping ideas of nation, empire, and global exchange. Bridging a half-century of student protest from 1929 to 1983, this source reader contains more than sixty texts from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica, including editorials, speeches, manifestos, letters, and pamphlets. Available for the first time in English, these rich texts help scholars and popular audiences alike to rethink their preconceptions of student protest and revolution. The texts also illuminate key issues confronting social movements today: global capitalism, dispossession, privatization, development, and state violence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474403696 20170424
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxiii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
"What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Is it actually about fees? Why did so many protests turn violent? Where is the government while the buildings burn, and do the students know how to end the protests? Former Free State University Vice-Chancellor Jonathan Jansen delves into the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught South Africa by surprise. In frank interviews with eleven of the VCs most affected, he examines the forces at work, why the protests escalate into chaos, and what is driving – and exasperating – our youth. This urgent and necessary book gives us an insider view of the crisis, tells us why the conflict will not go away and what it means for the future of our universities."--Back cover.
Education Library (Cubberley), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
It covers the Los Angeles high school blow outs of 1968 thoroughly and with passion. Part 3 is also likely to be the most interesting to students because they can witness young people their own age forcefully agitating for change. It is also striking because the catalysts for the walk outs--high drop out rate, crumbling schools, lack of Mexican American teachers--still resonate today. This segment is visually interesting as well because the filmmakers made a conscious effort to interview actual participants (which they do in all the segments). Here they actually go back and forth between a photo or video of a participant from the 1960s to that same person being interviewed today, and it is insightful to see how that individual changed in the intervening thirty years. For example, at one point the video discusses how the students were trying to garner outside support for their cause in order to legitimate it in the eyes of the school board. Robert Kennedy agrees to meet with student leaders and offer his support (he was running for president at the time and was in California to meet with Cesar Chavez), and we see a picture of Kennedy surrounded by student leaders. The camera then focuses on a young Harry Gamboa--one of the walk-out leaders--standing next to Kennedy and the video then fades away to a current day interview with him.
Book
xvii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction to the New Edition Introduction Prologue 1. The Dawn of Dissent 2. The Awakening of Activism 3. The Antiwar Movement 4. A Precarious Peace 5. Student Rights/Civil Rights: African Americans and the Struggle for Racial Justice 6. The Women's Movement: An Idea Whose Time Had Come 7. Bloomington and the Counterculture in Southern Indiana Epilogue: The End of an Era at Indiana University Epilogue to the New Edition Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253026682 20170530
During the 1960s in the heartlands of America-a region of farmland, conservative politics, and traditional family values-students at Indiana University were transformed by their realization that the personal was the political. Taking to the streets, they made their voices heard on issues from local matters, such as dorm curfews and self-governance, to national issues of racism, sexism, and the Vietnam War. In this grassroots view of student activism, Mary Ann Wynkoop documents how students became antiwar protestors, civil rights activists, members of the counterculture, and feminists who shaped a protest movement that changed the heart of Middle America and redefined higher education, politics, and cultural values. Based on research in primary sources, interviews, and FBI files, Dissent in the Heartland reveals the Midwestern pulse of the 1960s beating firmly, far from the elite schools and urban centers of the East and West. This revised edition includes a new introduction and epilogue that document how deeply students were transformed by their time at IU, evidenced by their continued activism and deep impact on the political, civil, and social landscapes of their communities and country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253026682 20170530
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2.The Pre-1952 Era 3. The Nasser Era 4. The Sadat Era 5. The Mubarak Era (1981-2001) 6.The Mubarak Era (2001-2011) Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656109 20161219
Egyptians in Revolt investigates the political economy of the Egyptian labor and student movements. Using elements of social movement theory within a broad political economy framework, it assesses labor and student mobilizations in four eras of contemporary Egyptian history: the pre-1952 era, the Nasser era, the Sadat era and the Mubarak era. Egyptians in Revolt examines how both student and labor groups responded to the political economy pressures of the respective eras. Within the context of social movement theory, the book argues that political opportunities and threats have had a significant impact on both student and labor mobilizations. In addition, the book explores how the movements have, at times, been able to affect government policies. However, the argument is made that the inability of both groups to sustain momentum in the long term is due to cooptation efforts by established political forces and the absence of viable and enduring organizational structures that are autonomous of state control. By combining analysis to include both labor and student movements, Egyptians in Revolt is a valuable resource for understanding the Egyptian political economy and its impact on mobilizations. It will therefore be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East Studies, as well as those interested in social movement more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656109 20161219
Green Library

11. The fall [2017]

Book
86 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Construction of South African youth before #FeesMustFall 2. Were the 2015 student protests a revolution? 3. What the 2015 protests actually were and how they were possible? 4. Ikhohlisan'ihlomile:# FMF students' engagement with power and their ideological differences 5. Can South Africa's declining economy inspire a student-led new revolution? 6. Youth's declining news consumption levels and ideologically-divided media: the (im) possibility of the new revolution 7. Youth's polysemic interpretation of the ANC regime text and (im) possibility a new revolution 8. Youth's declining participation levels in the public sphere and (im) possibility a new revolution 9. Conclusion: #FMF protests will not lead to a revolution per se (at least yet), but to wide ranging reforms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138740433 20171017
This book examines the historical FeesMustFall (FMF) university student protests that took place in South Africa and shows how the enduring historical construction, representation and conceptualisation of South African youth (as typically radical and political) contributed to the (mis)interpretation of FMF protests, and led to a discourse on an African National Congress-toppling revolution. Arguing that the student protests were not the revolutionary movement they have been represented as, Ndlovu demonstrates that ideological divisions amongst the protestors, the declining economy, and reduced youth participation in the political public sphere cannot lead to a new revolution in South African politics. This book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in South African politics, higher education, democracy and protest movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138740433 20171017
Green Library

13. Metalepsis in black [2017]

Video
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
A film that discusses the need for the decolonization of universities, with a focus on South African universities and colleges. Looks at the group Fees Must Fall, which was established to protest the fees students pay which grow annually. Discusses the involvement of faculty and staff in changing the Western-centric attitudes at institutions of higher education.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
1 online resource (118 pages).
  • Introduction to campus activism in the 21st century
  • Historical context of student activism
  • What's happening today: case studies of activism
  • Shifting perspectives on student activism
  • Policy implications of student involvement
  • Predictions of the future.
"[This book] is a critical source of academic perspectives on contemporary activism and protests from the college student population. Including a range of pertinent topics such as discrimination, school administration, and technology-based activism, this book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, researchers, academics, and students interested in current practices of activism at higher education institutions"--Provided by publisher.
Book
xvi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Student Politics and Protest: an Introduction. 2. Campaigning for a Movement 3. Student Struggles and Power Relations in Contemporary Universities. 4. Neoliberal Discourses and the Emergence of an Agentic Field: the Chilean Student Movement 5. Affinities and Barricades. 6. Student Politics and the Value(s) of Public Welfare 7. The Politics of Higher Education Funding in the UK Student Movement 1996-2010 8. Student Power in 21st Century Africa 9. Students' Associations 10. 'If Not Now, Then When? If Not Us, Who?' Understanding the Student Protest Movement in Hong Kong 11. Student Mobilization during Turkey's Gezi Resistance: From the Politics of Change to the Politics of Lifestyle 12. Network Formation in Student Political Worlds 13. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934979 20170213
Despite allegations of political disengagement and apathy on the part of the young, the last ten years have witnessed a considerable degree of political activity by young people - much of it led by students or directed at changes to the higher education system. Such activity has been evident across the globe. Nevertheless, to date, no book has brought together contributions from a wide variety of national contexts to explore such trends in a rigorous manner. Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives offers a unique contribution to the disciplines of education, sociology, social policy, politics and youth studies. It provides the first book-length analysis of student politics within contemporary higher education comprising contributions from a variety of different countries and addressing questions such as: * What roles do students' unions play in politics today? * How successful are students in bringing about change? * In what ways are students engaged in politics and protest in contemporary society? * How does such engagement differ by national context? Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives explores a number of common themes, including: the focus and nature of student politics and protest; whether students are engaging in fundamentally new forms of political activity; the characteristics of politically engaged students; the extent to which such activity can be considered to be 'globalised'; and societal responses to political activity on the part of students. Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives does not seek to develop a coherent argument across all its chapters but, instead, illustrate the variety of empirical foci, theoretical resources and substantive arguments that are being made in relation to student politics and protest. International in scope, with all chapters dealing with recent developments concerning student politics and protest, this book will be an invaluable guide for Higher Education professionals, masters and postgraduate students in education, sociology, social policy, politics and youth studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934979 20170213
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vi, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Study on the growth and genesis behind formation of All Assam Nepali Students' Union.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : "Do not mess with us!"
  • The republic of students, 1942-1952
  • Showcase for democracy, 1953-1957
  • A manner of feeling, 1958-1962
  • Go forth and teach all, 1963-1977
  • Combatants for the common cause, 1976-1978
  • Student nationalism without a government, 1977-1980
  • Coda : "Ahí van los estudiantes!", 1980-present.
Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. Playing a pivotal role within these national shifts were students from Guatemala's only public university, the University of San Carlos (USAC). USAC students served in, advised, protested, and were later persecuted by the government, all while crafting a powerful student nationalism. In no other moment in Guatemalan history has the relationship between the university and the state been so mutable, yet so mutually formative. By showing how the very notion of the middle class in Guatemala emerged from these student movements, this book places an often-marginalized region and period at the center of histories of class, protest, and youth movements and provides an entirely new way to think about the role of universities and student bodies in the formation of liberal democracy throughout Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292222 20170814
Education Library (Cubberley)
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211 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xx, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Foreword Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations INTRODUCTION 1. MOBILIZATIONS Students Take to the Streets Coordinates of a Cycle of Protest On Violence 2. DISCUSSIONS The Unions and the Movement The Lefts and the Students Paths and Paradoxes of Revolutionary Action 3. CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS Militant Mystiques Youth Cultures More Nuances CONCLUSION. 1968 AND THE EMERGENCE OF A "NEW LEFT" Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520290013 20170117
The tumultuous 1960s saw a generation of Latin American youth enter into political life in unprecedented numbers. Though some have argued that these young-radical movements were inspired by the culture and politics of social movements burgeoning in Europe and the United States, youth activism developed its own distinct form in Latin America. In this book, Vania Markarian explores how the Uruguayan student movement of 1968 shaped leftist politics in the country for decades to come. She considers how students invented their own new culture of radicalism to achieve revolutionary change in Uruguay and in Latin America as a whole. By exploring the intersection of activism, political violence, and youth culture, Uruguay, 1968 offers new insights about such subjects as the "New Left" and "Revolutionary Left" that are central to our historical understanding of the 1960s across the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520290013 20170117
Education Library (Cubberley)
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x, 122 pages ; 22 cm.
  • The usable past of Kent State and Jackson State
  • The powell memorandum and the comeback of the economic machinery
  • Student movements and post-World War II minority communities
  • Neoliberalism and the demeaning of student movements.
"In the post-World War II period, students rebelled against the archaic university. In student-led movements, they fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve--women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous people, and more--with a success that had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. Because of their efforts, ethnic studies, women's studies, and American studies were born, and minority communities have become more visible and important to academic debate. Less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, however, the university is fighting back. In We Demand, Roderick A. Ferguson shows how the university, particularly the public university, is moving away from "the people" in all their diversity. As more resources are put toward STEM education, humanities and interdisciplinary programs are being cut and shuttered. This has had a devastating effect on the pursuit of knowledge, and on interdisciplinary programs born from the hard work and effort of an earlier generation. This is not only a reactionary move against the social advances since the '60s and '70s, but part of the larger threat of anti-intellectualism in the United States."--Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)

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