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ISBN: 9781459405073-06

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Understanding Activism

From: Quiet No More


Chapter five then identifies the strengths and weakness of the existing literature on progressive activism, and proposes a new approach that grasps the place, ideas, and organization of progressive grassroots activism. My intent, unlike much “objective” social science, is to offer “movement- relevant” theory that acknowledges the unique contributions of activists and others who are seeking to understand them.



Joel D. Harden

JOEL D. HARDEN works as a social justice consultant in Ottawa and currently teaches at Carleton University in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. During his term as Adjunct Professor at Brock University he served as union liaison for its Centre for Labour Studies. He is an advisory board member for Our Times Magazine and has written numerous academic and general articles. He lives in Ottawa.