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Cold Anger: A Story of Faith and Power Politics

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Publisher Comments:

Cold Anger is an important book about the empowerment of working-class communities through church-based social activism. Such activism is certainly not new, but the conscious merger of community organizing tactics with religious beliefs may be. The organizing approach comes from Aul Alinsky and his Industrial Areas Foundations (IAF). . . . The book is structured around the polifical life of Ernesto Cortes Jr., the lead IAF organizer who has earned recognition as one of the most powerful individuals in Texas (and who has been featured on Bill Moyers' and#147;World of Ideasand#8221;). . . . Cortes fashioned a hard-ball Alinsky approach onto the natural organizing ground of church-based comunities. The experiment began in San Antonio . . . and was successful in the transformation of San Antonio politics.

Such dramatic success . . . led to similar efforts in Houston, Fort Worth, El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and New York, to mention only a few sites. Expansion beyond San Antonio meant organizing among Protestant churches, among African American and white, and among middle-class communities. In short, these organizing efforts have transcended the particularistic limits of religion, ethnicity, and class while maintaining a church base and sense of spiritual mission. . . .

Rogers's clearly written book will be of great value to the scholar, student, and layperson interested in urban politics, ethnic relations, social movements, or church activism.

Book News Annotation:

The story of Ernesto Cortes, an Hispanic organizer of the Saul Alinsky school, who has combined intellectualism, religious faith and hardball politics to develop a grassroots movement of local community organizations in San Antonio, Texas and elsewhere. The introduction is by Bill Moyers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-211) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780929398136
Introduction:
Moyers, Bill
Author:
Moyers, Bill
Author:
Rogers, Mary Beth
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Location:
Denton, Tex. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Community organization -- United States.
Subject:
Community organization -- Texas.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Texas Politics and government 1951-
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
9311, 9381
Publication Date:
19900131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 bandw photos.
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.9 lb

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