Activist wisdom

By: Sarah Maddison & Sean Scalmer

  • Publisher: UNSW Press, Sydney
  • ISBN Number: 0868406864
  • Publish Date: 2014

Activist wisdom: practical knowledge and creative tension in social movements

Sarah and Sean identify and explore eight themes that both define and catalyse Australian activism. Their potted history of social movement theory is accessible and informative. The authors’ analysis is informed in equal part by their personal activist experience, their intimate knowledge of social movement theory and interviews with nineteen activists from several social movements. A captivating book you’ll find yourself reflecting on for months.