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Rules for Radicals

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Publisher Comments:

Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago in 1909 and educated first in the streets of that city and then in its university. Graduate work at the University of Chicago in criminology introduced him to the Al Capone gang, and later to Joliet State Prison, where he studied prison life. He founded what is known today as the Alinsky ideology and Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power. His work in organizing the poor to fight for their rights as citizens has been internationally recognized. In the late 1930s he organized the Back of the Yards area in Chicago (the neighborhood made famous in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle). Subsequently, through the Industrial Areas Foundation which he began in 1940, Mr. Alinsky and his staff helped to organize communities not only in Chicago but throughout the country. He later turned his attentions to the middle class, creating a training institute for organizers. He died in 1972.

Synopsis:

Guides young revolutionaries in the art of human communication and explains the tactics of organizing others to work within the system for social change

Synopsis:

The father of modern community organization, Saul Alinsky taught a generation of activists and politicians how to effectively construct social change. In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky writes with passion and intelligence, carefully outlining “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Indispensable since its first publication in 1971, this book continues to inform and inspire all those who believe that political engagement is the key to maintaining America's democratic tradition.

Table of Contents

The purpose — Of means and ends — A word about words — The education of an organizer — Communication — In the beginning — Tactics — The genesis of tactic poetry — The way ahead.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307756893
Subtitle:
A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Creator:
Saul David Alinsky
Author:
Alinsky, Saul
Author:
Saul David Alinsky
Author:
Alinsky, Saul David
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Radicalism -- United States.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Political participation -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics-Activism and Peace Studies
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19891023
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
196

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"Synopsis" by , Guides young revolutionaries in the art of human communication and explains the tactics of organizing others to work within the system for social change
"Synopsis" by , The father of modern community organization, Saul Alinsky taught a generation of activists and politicians how to effectively construct social change. In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky writes with passion and intelligence, carefully outlining “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Indispensable since its first publication in 1971, this book continues to inform and inspire all those who believe that political engagement is the key to maintaining America's democratic tradition.
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