The End of Protest
A New Playbook for RevolutionBook - 2016
"From the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a manifesto that inaugurates the future of social activism and the end of protest as you know it. Activism is broken. In recent years we have witnessed the largest protests in human history. And yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Protest is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Micah White explores the theory, tactics and principles of social change. From contemporary uprisings to pre-modern paradigm shifts such as the conversion of Constantine that ushered in the Christianization of Western Civilization, this is an inquiry into the miraculous power of collective epiphanies. Despite the challenges facing humanity, White finds reason for optimism. Occupy Wall Street was a constructive failure that exposed the limits of activism at the same time as it revealed a practical way forward. On the horizon are increasingly sophisticated global movements that will emerge in a bid to win power, govern cities and reorient the way we live. American activist Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement, while an editor of Adbusters magazine."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, ©2016
Branch Call Number: 303.484 WHI 2016
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 21 cm