Writing Dissent

Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream

Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media. <I>Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream is designed for activists who want to take on that challenge. Based on the author's experience as a journalist, activist, and academic, this book offers insight into radical politics and mass media and then moves on to describe practical strategies for breaking into the mainstream. Illustrated by the author's own opinion columns published in daily newspapers, <I>Writing Dissent explains how journalists work and how activists can successfully work with them.

Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics

Author: Roland Bleiker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778299

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 6641

Popular dissent, such as street demonstrations and civil disobedience, has become increasingly transnational in nature and scope. As a result, a local act of resistance can acquire almost immediately a much larger, cross-territorial dimension. This book draws upon a broad and innovative range of sources to scrutinise this central but often neglected aspect of global politics. Through case studies that span from Renaissance perceptions of human agency to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the author examines how the theory and practice of popular dissent has emerged and evolved during the modern period. Dissent, he argues, is more than just transnational. It has become an important 'transversal' phenomenon: an array of diverse political practices which not only cross national boundaries, but also challenge the spatial logic through which these boundaries frame international relations.

Worlds of Dissent

Charter 77, The Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture Under Communism

Author: Jonathan Bolton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674064836

Category: History

Page: 360

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Worlds of Dissent analyzes the myths of Czech resistance popularized by Western journalists and historians, and replaces these heroic victory narratives with a picture of the struggle against state repression as dissidents themselves understood and lived it. Their diaries, letters, and essays convey the texture of dissent in a closed society.

Dissent from War

Author: Robert L. Ivie

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492404

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 2190

The rhetorical presumption of war's necessity makes violence regrettable, but seemingly sane, and functions to shame anyone who opposes military action. Ivie proposes that the presence of dissent is actually a healthy sign of democratic citizenship, and a responsible and productive act, which has been dangerously miscast as a threat to national security. Ivie, a former US Navy petty officer, puts a microscope to the language of war supporters throughout history and follows the lives and memories of soldiers and anti-war activists who have dealt with degrees of confusion and guilt about their opposition to war. Arguing that informed dissent plays out largely in the realm of rhetoric, he equips readers with strategies for resisting the dehumanizing language used in war propaganda. Through his careful study of language strategies, he makes it possible to foster a community where dissenting voices are valued and vital.

Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

Author: Evelyn S. Newlyn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230502202

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 2681

This collection is the first critical and theoretical study of women as the subjects of writing and as writers in Medieval and Early-Modern Scottish literature. The essays draw on a diverse range of literary, historical, cultural and religious sources in Scots, Gaelic and English to discover the complex ways in which 'Woman' was represented and by which women represented themselves as creative subjects. Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing brings to light previously unknown writing by women in the early modern period and offers as well new interpretations of early Scottish texts from feminist and theoretical perspectives.

The Dissent Papers

The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Author: Hannah Gurman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231530358

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3164

Beginning with the Cold War and concluding with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hannah Gurman explores the overlooked opposition of U.S. diplomats to American foreign policy in the latter half of the twentieth century. During America's reign as a dominant world power, U.S. presidents and senior foreign policy officials largely ignored or rejected their diplomats' reports, memos, and telegrams, especially when they challenged key policies relating to the Cold War, China, and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq. The Dissent Papers recovers these diplomats' invaluable perspective and their commitment to the transformative power of diplomatic writing. Gurman showcases the work of diplomats whose opposition enjoyed some success. George Kennan, John Stewart Service, John Paton Davies, George Ball, and John Brady Kiesling all caught the attention of sitting presidents and policymakers, achieving temporary triumphs yet ultimately failing to change the status quo. Gurman follows the circulation of documents within the State Department, the National Security Council, the C.I.A., and the military, and she details the rationale behind "The Dissent Channel," instituted by the State Department in the 1970s, to both encourage and contain dissent. Advancing an alternative narrative of modern U.S. history, she connects the erosion of the diplomatic establishment and the weakening of the diplomatic writing tradition to larger political and ideological trends while, at the same time, foreshadowing the resurgent significance of diplomatic writing in the age of Wikileaks.

Legacy of Dissent

40 years of writing from Dissent magazine

Author: Nicolaus Mills

Publisher: Fireside


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 4372

Gathers articles about socialism, politics, American culture, racial issues, feminism, labor, and the Cold War

Sex, nation, and dissent in Irish writing

Author: Éibhear Walshe

Publisher: Cork Univ Pr

ISBN: 9781859180136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 7529

This original collection of essays explores how literary voices articulate key tensions es within the mainstream tradition of Irish Literature and shows how the works of Lesbian and gay writers are no exception. The essays concentrate on figures such as Oscar Wilde, Somerville and Ross, Eva Gore-Booth, Forrest Reid, Kate O'Brien, Michael Macliammoir, Mary Dorcey and Elizabeth Bowen. Areas such as popular fiction, Gaelic poetry, Irish cinema and theatre are also explored. The book covers an area neglected in Irish Studies but absolutely central to academic and political debate. The contributors include Declan Kiberd, Patricia Coughlan, Anne Fogarty and David Alderson.

A Lifetime of Dissent

Passionate and Powerful Articles on the Critical Issues of Our Times

Author: Raymond J. Gonzales

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1425731325

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 4886

A collection of articles previously published in other sources, spanning forty years of the author's career.

Philosophy, History, and Theology

Selected Reviews 1975-2011

Author: Alan P.F. Sell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610979680

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Alan Sell here presents a selection of his wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining reviews. Among philosophical themes discussed are Locke and the Enlightenment, Richard Price, John Stuart Mill, philosophical idealism, and analytical philosophy of education and of religion. Historical studies run from the Middle Ages onwards, and encompass English, Welsh, and Scottish Nonconformity, the Evangelical Revival, the Oxford Movement, theological education, American Reformed thinkers, the crisis of belief and the Social Gospel in Canada, and evangelical and liberal theology. Theological topics include Origen, Calvin, and Dutch Reformed thinkers, American Baptists, Mercersburg Theology, Scottish theology, liberation theology, assurance, the atonement, ecclesiology, ecumenism, art and theology, Christian ethics, worship and spirituality.

Supreme Court For Dummies

Author: Lisa Paddock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068656

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 408

Gives you the scoop on how the Court reaches its decisions Get involved and track a case through the system This fun and easy guide demystifies the federal court system by describing what kinds of cases the justices hear, outlining how cases reach the Supreme Court, clarifying legal terms, and explaining how the Court arrives at its decisions. You'll discover how to get inside the Court yourself and investigate both the key issues and the players involved. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

Law and Semiotics

Author: Roberta Kevelson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461307716

Category: Law

Page: 382

View: 2540

of those problems in law which we inherit and/or retrieve in order to reconstruct and interpret in the light of legal semiotics, however defined. In addition to three main areas of underlying metaphysical assumptions there are also three main areas of possible editorial focus and these should be mentioned. The three areas of focus are: 1) the state-of-the-art of legal semiotics; 2) the dynamic, intense and exceptionally interactive quality of conference participation, and 3) the content of the papers presented which is the material of this volume. My choice of this triad of focal possibilities is to exclude the last since the papers speak for themselves and need but a brief reportorial caption. I also eliminate the second possible focus as the main focus since the discussion was not taped for editing into this volume and must remain for all those who participated a quality of scholarly meetings to be remembered, savored and hoped for. My main focus is on the "state-of-the-art" of legal semiotics. II At the conclusion of the First Round Table on Law and Semiotics (1987) it was noted that there were no working paradigms, in Kuhn's sense, that thus far emerged but rather that several problematic areas were disclosed which warrant attention. Therefore the first concern of Legal Semiotics should be to address the surface, i. e.

Irving Howe

A Life of Passionate Dissent

Author: Gerald Sorin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 3670

A New York Times “Books for Summer Reading” selection Winner of the 2003 National Jewish Book Award for History By the time he died in 1993 at the age of 73, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century’s most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with baseball, music, and ballet, Howe wrote with such eloquence and lived with such conviction that his extraordinary work is now part of the canon of American social thought. In the first comprehensive biography of Howe’s life, historian Gerald Sorin brings us close to this man who rose from Jewish immigrant poverty in the 1930s to become one of the most provocative intellectuals of our time. Known most widely for his award-winning book World of Our Fathers, a rich portrayal of the East European Jewish experience in New York, Howe also won acclaim for his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American culture and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism as can be seen in the pages of Dissent, the journal he edited for nearly forty years. Deeply devoted to the ideal of democratic radicalism and true equality, Howe was constantly engaged in a struggle for decency and basic fairness in the face of social injustice. In the century of Auschwitz, the Gulag, and global inter-ethnic mass murder, it was difficult to sustain political certainties and take pride in one's humanity. To have lived a life of conviction and engagement in that era was a notable achievement. Irving Howe lived such a life and Gerald Sorin has done a masterful job of guiding us through it in all its passion and complexity.

Why Societies Need Dissent

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017689

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 8367

In this timely book, Cass R. Sunstein shows that organizations and nations are far more likely to prosper if they welcome dissent and promote openness. Attacking "political correctness" in all forms, Sunstein demonstrates that corporations, legislatures, even presidents are likely to blunder if they do not cultivate a culture of candor and disclosure. He shows that unjustified extremism, including violence and terrorism, often results from failure to tolerate dissenting views. The tragedy is that blunders and cruelties could be avoided if people spoke out. Sunstein casts new light on freedom of speech, showing that a free society not only forbids censorship but also provides public spaces for dissenters to expose widely held myths and pervasive injustices. He provides evidence about the effects of conformity and dissent on the federal courts. The evidence shows not only that Republican appointees vote differently from Democratic appointees but also that both Republican and Democratic judges are likely to go to extremes if unchecked by opposing views. Understanding the need for dissent illuminates countless social debates, including those over affirmative action in higher education, because diversity is indispensable to learning. Dissenters are often portrayed as selfish and disloyal, but Sunstein shows that those who reject pressures imposed by others perform valuable social functions, often at their own expense. This is true for dissenters in boardrooms, churches, unions, and academia. It is true for dissenters in the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court. And it is true during times of war and peace.

Dissenters and Mavericks

Writings About India in English, 1765-2000

Author: Margery Sabin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195348705

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9414

Dissenters and Mavericks reinvigorates the interdisciplinary study of literature, history, and politics through an approach to reading that allows the voices heard in writing a chance to talk back, to exert pressure on the presuppositions and preferences of a wide range of readers. Offering fresh and provocative interpretations of both well-known and unfamiliar texts--from colonial writers such as Horace Walpole and Edmund Burke to twentieth-century Indian writers such as Nirad Chaudhuri, V.S. Naipaul, and Pankaj Mishra--the book proposes a controversial challenge to prevailing academic methodology in the field of postcolonial studies.

Constitutional Law: Cases, History, and Practice

Author: William D. Araiza,M. Isabel Medina

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327176040

Category: Law

Page: 1540

View: 8987

In attempting to come closer to that elusive goal, the Fourth Edition features several significant changes. First, it provides, at appropriate points, concise statements of the frameworks of analysis developed by the Court to resolve constitutional claims. Providing these analytical frameworks is designed to provide a jumping-off point for students to consider the more difficult issues that lurk behind those rules. Second, the Fourth Edition has attempted to highlight areas of the law that are often under-studied in a basic constitutional law class, such as immigration, naturalization and citizenship issues. Third, the Fourth Edition aims to prepare students for practice. The process of making constitutional ?law? is more than the process by which the Supreme Court writes an opinion stating broad principles. The process happens every day, in small decisions made in courthouses, city halls and police stations across the nation.

Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self

(re)constructing Identities Through Multimodal Literacy Practices

Author: Barbara J. Guzzetti,Thomas W. Bean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415636183

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 5408

Research is documenting how a world youth culture is developing, how global migration is impacting youth, and how computer-mediated communication with the world is changing the literacy needs and identities of students. This book explores the dynamic range of literacy practices that are reconstructing gender identities in both empowering and disempowering ways and the implications for local literacy classrooms.

The Country and the City Revisited

England and the Politics of Culture, 1550-1850

Author: Gerald MacLean,Donna Landry,Joseph P. Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521592017

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 2527

Between 1550 and 1850, the great age of mercantilism, the English people remade themselves from a disparate group of individuals and localities divided by feudal loyalties, dialects and even languages, into an imperial power. Examining literature, art and social life, and returning to ground first explored by Raymond Williams in his seminal work, The Country and the City Revisited traces this transformation. It shows that what Williams figured as an urban-rural dichotomy can now be more satisfactorily grasped as a permeable boundary. While the movement of sugar, tobacco and tea became ever more deeply interfused with the movement of people, through migration and the slave trade, these commodities initiated new conceptions of space, time and identity. Spanning the traditional periods of the Renaissance and Romanticism, this collection of essays offers exciting interdisciplinary perspectives on central issues of early modern English history.