vii, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: May 4, 1970-South Vietnam
  • "We have to say 'f
  • ' everywhere"
  • Burn, baby-burn
  • Night of the helicopters
  • Danse macabre
  • Blood like a river
  • Once to every man and nation
  • "Oh, my god! They've killed the guardsmen!"
  • The age of hate
  • An unfortunate incident
  • Blind justice
  • Plan B
  • Paradise lost.
"Using recently available oral histories from participants, Howard Means examines the Kent State shooting and the tumultuous era that reverberates still"--NoveList.
Education Library (Cubberley)
xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii A Note about Names xvii Introduction. Pemuda Fever 1 1. Archive 25 2. Street 57 3. Style 85 4. Violence 117 5. Home 147 6. Democracy 179 Conclusion. A Return to Home 209 Notes 219 Bibliography 247 Index 269.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822361718 20160718
In Activist Archives Doreen Lee tells the origins, experiences, and legacy of the radical Indonesian student movement that helped end the thirty-two-year dictatorship in May 1998. Lee situates the revolt as the most recent manifestation of student activists claiming a political and historical inheritance passed down by earlier generations of politicized youth. Combining historical and ethnographic analysis of "Generation 98, " Lee offers rich depictions of the generational structures, nationalist sentiments, and organizational and private spaces that bound these activists together. She examines the ways the movement shaped new and youthful ways of looking, seeing, and being-found in archival documents from the 1980s and 1990s; the connections between politics and place; narratives of state violence; activists' experimental lifestyles; and the uneven development of democratic politics on and off the street. Lee illuminates how the interaction between official history, collective memory, and performance came to define youth citizenship and resistance in Indonesia's transition to the post-Suharto present.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822361718 20160718
Education Library (Cubberley)
xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction. Neglect, Dust and Xerography
  • From Control Revolution to Age of Generative Systems
  • Open Secrets and Imagined Terrorisms
  • Xerography, Publics and Counterpublics
  • Eros, Thanatos, Xerox
  • Requiem at the Copy Machine Museum.
This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or "Xerox machine, " became a creative medium for artists and activists during the last few decades of the twentieth century. Paper jams, mangled pages, and even fires made early versions of this clunky office machine a source of fear, rage, dread, and disappointment. But eventually, xerography democratized print culture by making it convenient and affordable for renegade publishers, zinesters, artists, punks, anarchists, queers, feminists, street activists, and others to publish their work and to get their messages out on the street. The xerographic copier adjusted the lived and imagined margins of society, Eichhorn argues, by supporting artistic and political expression and mobilizing subcultural movements. Eichhorn describes early efforts to use xerography to create art and the occasional scapegoating of urban copy shops and xerographic technologies following political panics, using the post-9/11 raid on a Toronto copy shop as her central example. She examines New York's downtown art and punk scenes of the 1970s to 1990s, arguing that xerography -- including photocopied posters, mail art, and zines -- changed what cities looked like and how we experienced them. And she looks at how a generation of activists and artists deployed the copy machine in AIDS and queer activism while simultaneously introducing the copy machine's gritty, DIY aesthetics into international art markets. Xerographic copy machines are now defunct. Office copiers are digital, and activists rely on social media more than photocopied posters. And yet, Eichhorn argues, even though we now live in a post-xerographic era, the grassroots aesthetics and political legacy of xerography persists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262033961 20160619
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xii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: "We want what people generally refer to as Black power": Black student and youth activism in the era of Black power
  • "The city was on fire": the beginnings of a movement
  • "Damn the army, join the invaders": the Black organizing project and the invaders
  • "Make the scene better": the neighborhood organizing project, the decline of the invaders, and the promise and limits of Black power in Memphis
  • "Why not at Lemoyne-Owen?": student activism and Black power at Lemoyne-Owen College
  • "We can't be isolated any longer": Memphis State University, the Black Student Association, and the politics of racial identity
  • Epilogue: "Black Panther Party not needed": the legacy of youth and student activism and the Black power generation in Memphis.
During the civil rights era, Memphis gained a reputation for having one of the South's strongest NAACP branches. But that organization, led by the city's black elite, was hardly the only driv-ing force in the local struggle against racial injustice. In the late sixties, Black Power proponents advocating economic, political, and cultural self-determination effectively mobilized Memphis's African American youth, using an array of moderate and radical approaches to protest and change conditions on their campuses and in the community. While Black Power activism on the coasts and in the Midwest has attracted considerable scholarly attention, much less has been written about the movement's impact outside these hot-beds. In Black Power in the Bluff City, Shirletta J. Kinchen helps redress that imbalance by ex-amining how young Memphis activists like Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage, dissatisfied by the pace of progress in a city emerging from the Jim Crow era, embraced Black Power ideology to con-front such challenges as gross disparities in housing, education, and employment as well as police brutality and harassment. Two closely related Black Power organizations, the Black Organizing Project and the Invaders, became central to the local black youth movement in the late 1960s. Kinchen traces these groups' participation in the 1968 sanitation workers' strike-including the controversy over whether their activities precipitated events that culminated in Martin Luther King's assassination-and their subsequent involvement in War on Poverty programs. The book also shows how Black Power ideology drove activism at the historically black LeMoyne-Owen Col-lege, scene of a 1968 administration-building takeover, and at the predominately white Memphis State University, where African American students transformed the campus by creating parallel institutions that helped strengthen black student camaraderie and consciousness in the face of marginalization. Drawing on interviews with activists, FBI files, newspaper accounts from the period, and many other sources, the author persuasively shows not only how an emerging generation helped define the black freedom struggle in Memphis but also how they applied the tenets of Black Power to shape the broader community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781621901877 20160619
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xi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Mississippi Freedom Schools
  • "The pathway from slavery to freedom" : the origins of education and the ideology of liberation in Mississippi
  • "There was something happening" : the early education and politicization of the freedom school students
  • "The student as a force for social change" : the politics and organization of the Mississippi Freedom Schools
  • "We will walk in the light of freedom" : attending and teaching in the freedom schools
  • "We do hereby declare independence" : educational activism and reconceptualizing freedom after the summer campaign
  • Carrying forth the struggle : freedom schools and contemporary educational policy
  • Epilogue: Remembering the freedom schools during the contemporary civil rights movement.
Green Library
2 videodiscs (112, 77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Discusses Tiananmen Square incident, June 4, 1989. Includes still photographs, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and newsreels.
Media & Microtext Center
xi, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Liberating concepts
  • Creative interactions
  • Black Review
  • The Zanempilo Community Health Center
  • The Njwaxa leather home factory.
Green Library
x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Archive and Event 2. Postponed Images: The Plenitude of the Unfinished 3. Testimonio and the Future without Excision 4. Exorcinema: Spectral Transitions 5. Literary Restoration 6. An-archaeologies of 1968 Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477307489 20160619
In the months leading up to the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, students took to the streets, calling for greater democratization and decrying crackdowns on political resistance by the ruling PRI party. During a mass meeting held at the Plaza of the Three Cultures in the Tlatelolco neighborhood, paramilitary forces opened fire on the gathering. The death toll from the massacre remains a contested number, ranging from an official count in the dozens to estimates in the hundreds by journalists and scholars. Rereading the legacy of this tragedy through diverse artistic-political interventions across the decades, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco explores the state's dual repression-both the massacre's crushing effects on the movement and the manipulation of cultural discourse and political thought in the aftermath. Examining artifacts ranging from documentary photography and testimony to poetry, essays, chronicles, cinema, literary texts, video, and performance, Samuel Steinberg considers the broad photographic and photopoetic nature of modern witnessing as well as the specific elements of light (gunfire, flares, camera flashes) that ultimately defined the massacre. Steinberg also demonstrates the ways in which the labels of "massacre" and "sacrifice" inform contemporary perceptions of the state's blatant and violent repression of unrest. With implications for similar processes throughout the rest of Latin America from the 1960s to the present day, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco provides a powerful new model for understanding the intersection of political history and cultural memory.
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xvii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xv, 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction List of Abbreviations Chapter 1. Two Decades that Shook the World, 1956-1974 * Old structures and new conflicts * Student networks and repertories under the New State Chapter 2. The First Protest Cycle: 1956-1965 * The weakening of the Salazarist system * The academic crisis of 1962 * The end of the protest cycle Chapter 3. 'The Marcelo's Spring' and the Opening of a Second Protest Cycle * Marcelism * Mobilization resources and repertoire * The divergent paths of student contestation in Coimbra and Lisbon Chapter 4. Protest Cycle or Permanent Conflict? * The new objectives of the student movement * The University of Lisbon: 'an authentic boiler of revolutionaries' Chapter 5. The Demise of the New State * The end of the regime: mechanisms and processes * Students and the revolution * The ancient regime and the revolution Conclusions: Social Movements and Authoritarianism: A Paradoxical Relationship Bibliography Sources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785331145 20160704
Histories of Portugal's transition to democracy have long focused on the 1974 military coup that toppled the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and set in motion the divestment of the nation's colonial holdings. However, the events of this "Carnation Revolution" were in many ways the culmination of a much longer process of resistance and protest originating in universities and other sectors of society. Combining careful research in police, government, and student archives with insights from social movement theory, The Revolution before the Revolution broadens our understanding of Portuguese democratization by tracing the societal convulsions that preceded it over the course of the "long 1960s.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785331145 20160704
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xii, 135 pages ; 24 cm
  • The University of Fort Hare as the birthplace of activism in South Africa
  • Black consciousness and "sham" autonomy at Fort Hare
  • Fort Hare students and the Ciskei Bantustan
  • Towards independence: "a people's university"
  • Conclusion: post-apartheid higher education at Fort Hare.
Green Library
xxxv, 611 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"During the academic calendar year of 1969 and 1970, there were 9000 protests and 84 acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. Two and a half million students went on strike, and 700 colleges shut down. Witness to a Revolution, Clara Bingham's oral history of that year, brings readers into this moment when it seemed that everything was about to change, when the anti-war movement could no longer be written off as fringe, and when America seemed on the brink of a revolution at home, even as it continued to fight a long war abroad. This unique oral history of the late 1960s tells of the most dramatic events of the day in the words of those closest to the action--activists, organizers, criminals, bombers, policy makers, veterans, hippies, and draft dodgers. These chapters are narrative snapshots of key moments and critical groups that sprung up in some of the most turbulent years of the 20th century. As a whole, they capture the essence of an era. They questioned and challenged nearly every aspect of American society--work, capitalism, family, education, male-female relations, sex, science, and wealth--and many of their questions remain important. A sampling of insights: how the killing of four students at Kent State turned a straight social worker into a hippie overnight; how the draft turned Ivy League-educated young men into fugitives and prisoners; how powerful government insiders walked away from their careers; how Vietnam vets came home vowing to stop the war; how, in the name of peace, intellectuals became bombers; how alienation from the establishment and the older generation compelled people to drop out, experiment with psychedelic drugs, and live communally; and how the civil rights and antiwar movements gave birth to feminism"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
viii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • OPROP!
  • The RAF Club
  • The Churchill Club
  • Learning to breathe
  • Flames of resistance
  • To arms
  • Whipped cream and steel
  • An evening alone
  • The Nibe Offensive
  • Grenades
  • No turning back
  • King Hans Gades Jail
  • Walls and windows
  • At large again?
  • Nyborg State Prison
  • First hours of freedom
  • Better on the inside
  • Our evening with Winston Churchill
  • The times that followed.
"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"-- Provided by publisher.
"At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (170 pages).
269 p. ; 24 cm.
  • PART ONE Post-Revolution Catching Up. Chapter 1: 'Horses in a Paddock'?: The Condition of Chinese AcademicsA- Reopening humanities departments: the Great Leap Forward (1978-2010)B- The status of researchers in ChinaC- Reconstituting political science in Chinese universitiesChapter 2: Two Generations of Politically Committed ScholarsA- Characterising the generation of the Cultural RevolutionB- The little red guards generationC- Two generations divided over the Cultural RevolutionPART TWO The Spectrum and Fragmentation of Intellectual CommitmentsChapter 3: A Market, or a Battle of Ideas?A- Intellectuals and patriotismB- Technocracy and the market of ideasC- A typology of forms of intellectual intervention Chapter 4: Assessment of the Reforms and Reawakening of the IntelligentsiaA- Liberalising in the 1980s as a response to the Cultural RevolutionB- Post-Tiananmen mutism C- Consensual assessment of the reforms and the first fragmentation of the intelligentsiaPART THREE The Conditions of DemocratisationChapter 5: A Democratisation with Chinese Characteristics?A- A Chinese transition towards a Western-style democracy?B- The Case for a neo-conservative democracyC- Has democratisation started?D- The contours of a 'democracy with Chinese characteristics'CONCLUSION.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907301698 20160618
This book focuses on politically committed Chinese academics who have taken part in the debate on political reform in China since the 1990s. Within the boundaries dictated by (self-)censorship, the debate on political reform in Chinese universities reveals the great diversity of aspirations for change among the elites. Mapping this debate enables us to understand the various conceptions of the current regime held by intellectuals throughout China, and to identify the fault lines that have materialized since the June Fourth repression. Analysing these scholars' discussions, which have an impact on political elites and public opinion, and which reflect their respective yearnings and fears, albeit in a distorted manner, is an engaging angle from which to appreciate the diversity of approaches to the issue of China's democratisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907301698 20160618
Education Library (Cubberley)
iii, 27 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
1 streaming video file (63 min.) : digital, sound, color with black & white sequences
A biography of Ella "Fundi" Baker, a behind-the-scenes leader in the American civil rights movement for over 50 years.

19. The hands of peace [2015]

xii, 177 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram survived the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, only to find when she came to the United States that racism was as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Moving first to New York and then to Washington, DC, Marione joined the burgeoning civil rights movement, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects of life in the nation's capital, including the denial of voting rights. She was a volunteer in the legendary March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, and she was an organizer of an extended sit-in to support the Mississippi Freedom Party. In 1964, at the urging of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, Marione went south to Mississippi. There, she worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and taught African American youth at one of the country's controversial freedom schools. With her boldness came threats--white supremacists made ominous calls and left a blazing cross in front of her school--and an arrest and conviction. She narrowly escaped a three-month prison sentence. As a white woman and a Holocaust escapee, Marione was perhaps the most unlikely of heroes in the American civil rights movement; and yet, her core belief in the equality of all people, regardless of race or religion, did not waver and she refused to be quieted, refused to accept bigotry. This empowering, true story offers a rare up close view of the civil rights movement. It is a story of conviction and courage--a reminder of how far the rights movement has come and the progress that still needs to be made.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781632202895 20160618
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xvi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part One. A history of the Serbian sense of humor
  • Laughing at the misery : Serbian comedic culture
  • Coming to the fore : humorous protest actions in Serbia in the early 1990s
  • Coming of age : carnivalesque protests
  • Part Two. Otpor and its subversive humor
  • Fighting Milošević with Otpor's clenched fist : the campaigns
  • Strategic humor : satirical street theater, parodic protest actions, and carnivalesque events
  • Localizing strategic humor : how Milošević was mocked across Serbia
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue: Otpor's legacy
  • Appendix A: Research methodology and data collection
  • Appendix B: Chronology of nonviolent struggle in Serbia in the 1990s.
If I had no sense of humour, I should long ago have committed suicide, wrote the late Mahatma Gandhi, expressing the potent power of humour to sustain and uplift. Less obvious is humour's ability to operate as a cunning weapon in nonviolent protest movements. Over the last few decades, activists are increasingly incorporating subversive laughter in their protest repertoires, realizing the ways in which it challenges the ruling elite's propaganda, defuses antagonism, and inspires both participants and the greater population. In this highly original and engaging work, Sombatpoonsiri explores the nexus between humour and nonviolent protest, aiming to enhance our understanding of the growing popularity of humour in protest movements around the world. Drawing on insights from the pioneering Otpor activists in Serbia, she provides a detailed account of the protesters' systematic use of humour to topple Slobadan Milo'evi? in 2000. Interviews with activists, protest newsletters, and documentaries of the movement combine to illustrate how humour played a pivotal role by reflecting the absurdity of the regime's propaganda and, in turn, by delegitimizing its authority. Sombatpoonsiri highlights the Otpor activists' ability to internationalize their nonviolent crusade, influencing youth movements in the Ukraine, Georgia, Iran, and Egypt. Globally, Otpor's successful use of humour became an inspiration for a later generation of protest movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815634072 20160619
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