The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Author: INCITE!

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373009

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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A trillion-dollar industry, the US non-profit sector is one of the world's largest economies. From art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government and foundation mandates. But even as funding shrinks, many activists often find it difficult to imagine movement-building outside the non-profit model. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers essays by radical activists, educators, and non-profit staff from around the globe who critically rethink the long-term consequences of what they call the "non-profit industrial complex." Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors track the history of non-profits and provide strategies to transform and work outside them. Urgent and visionary, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded presents a biting critique of the quietly devastating role the non-profit industrial complex plays in managing dissent. Contributors. Christine E. Ahn, Robert L. Allen, Alisa Bierria, Nicole Burrowes, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), William Cordery, Morgan Cousins, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Stephanie Guilloud, Adjoa Florência Jones de Almeida, Tiffany Lethabo King, Paul Kivel, Soniya Munshi, Ewuare Osayande, Amara H. Pérez, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, Dylan Rodríguez, Paula X. Rojas, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Sisters in Action for Power, Andrea Smith, Eric Tang, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Ije Ude, Craig Willse
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Native Americans and the Christian Right

The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances

Author: Andrea Smith

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822341635

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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DIVArgues that previous accounts of religious and political activism in the Native American community fail to account for the variety of positions held by this community./div
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Storytelling for Grantseekers

A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising

Author: Cheryl Clarke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470381229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Oftentimes, people charged with the task of writing grant proposals have little or no training in the process, and many actually feel intimidated by the act of writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, consultant and trainer Cheryl A. Clarke helps fundraisers overcome these hurdles by presenting an organic approach to proposal writing. Grantseekers who have used this process discover that telling the organization's story in narrative form (complete with settings, characters, antagonists, and resolutions), can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders. This guide contains the resources needed to help craft a synopsis, package a compelling story, and create a short story approach to the inquiry and cover letters that support the larger proposal. Clarke walks grantseekers through all the phases of developing an effective proposal and highlights the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders.
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Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith

New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

Author: Vincanne Adams

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822379198

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith is an ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans. It is also a sobering exploration of the privatization of vital social services under market-driven governance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, public agencies subcontracted disaster relief to private companies that turned the humanitarian work of recovery into lucrative business. These enterprises profited from the very suffering that they failed to ameliorate, producing a second-order disaster that exacerbated inequalities based on race and class and leaving residents to rebuild almost entirely on their own. Filled with the often desperate voices of residents who returned to New Orleans, Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith describes the human toll of disaster capitalism and the affect economy it has produced. While for-profit companies delayed delivery of federal resources to returning residents, faith-based and nonprofit groups stepped in to rebuild, compelled by the moral pull of charity and the emotional rewards of volunteer labor. Adams traces the success of charity efforts, even while noting an irony of neoliberalism, which encourages the very same for-profit companies to exploit these charities as another market opportunity. In so doing, the companies profit not once but twice on disaster.
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No More Heroes

Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality

Author: Jordan Flaherty

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849352674

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Missionaries of the left, saviors are people of privilege who believe they have all the answers. They want to help, but don’t want to listen; they lead but never follow. From post-Katrina New Orleans, to anti-sex-traficking work, to do-gooder journalists, Flaherty’s book reveals saviors’ misdeeds but also shows how activists can build new, stronger movements.
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The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization

Towards "Embedded Liberalism"?

Author: Shahra Razavi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135911207

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

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In the last two decades public policies have reflected a drive for accelerated global economic integration ("globalization"), associated with greater economic liberalization. The outcomes have been largely disappointing, even in the estimate of their designers. Rural livelihoods have become more insecure, and the expected growth has rarely materialized. Insecurity is also etched into the growth of informal economies across the world. Yet the economic policy agenda that has been so adverse to many people around the world has also provided new opportunities to some social groups, including some low-income women. In response to widespread discontent with the liberalization agenda, more attention is now being given to social policies and governance issues, viewed as necessary if globalization is to be "tamed" and "embedded". The contributors to this volume address key issues and questions such as whether states have the capacity to remedy the social distress unleashed by liberalization in the absence of any major revision of their macroeconomic policies and whether the proposed social policy reforms can redress gender-based inequalities in access to resources and power.
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Color of Violence

The INCITE! Anthology

Author: INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373440

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The editors and contributors to Color of Violence ask: What would it take to end violence against women of color? Presenting the fierce and vital writing of organizers, lawyers, scholars, poets, and policy makers, Color of Violence radically repositions the antiviolence movement by putting women of color at its center. The contributors shift the focus from domestic violence and sexual assault and map innovative strategies of movement building and resistance used by women of color around the world. The volume's thirty pieces—which include poems, short essays, position papers, letters, and personal reflections—cover violence against women of color in its myriad forms, manifestations, and settings, while identifying the links between gender, militarism, reproductive and economic violence, prisons and policing, colonialism, and war. At a time of heightened state surveillance and repression of people of color, Color of Violence is an essential intervention. Contributors. Dena Al-Adeeb, Patricia Allard, Lina Baroudi, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), Critical Resistance, Sarah Deer, Eman Desouky, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Dana Erekat, Nirmala Erevelles, Sylvanna Falcón, Rosa Linda Fregoso, Emi Koyama, Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez, maina minahal, Nadine Naber, Stormy Ogden, Julia Chinyere Oparah, Beth Richie, Andrea J. Ritchie, Dorothy Roberts, Loretta J. Ross, s.r., Puneet Kaur Chawla Sahota, Renee Saucedo, Sista II Sista, Aishah Simmons, Andrea Smith, Neferti Tadiar, TransJustice, Haunani-Kay Trask, Traci C. West, Janelle White
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Golden Gulag

Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

Author: Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520938038

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called "the biggest prison building project in the history of the world." Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation for that buildup by looking at how political and economic forces, ranging from global to local, conjoined to produce the prison boom. In an informed and impassioned account, Ruth Wilson Gilmore examines this issue through statewide, rural, and urban perspectives to explain how the expansion developed from surpluses of finance capital, labor, land, and state capacity. Detailing crises that hit California’s economy with particular ferocity, she argues that defeats of radical struggles, weakening of labor, and shifting patterns of capital investment have been key conditions for prison growth. The results—a vast and expensive prison system, a huge number of incarcerated young people of color, and the increase in punitive justice such as the "three strikes" law—pose profound and troubling questions for the future of California, the United States, and the world. Golden Gulag provides a rich context for this complex dilemma, and at the same time challenges many cherished assumptions about who benefits and who suffers from the state’s commitment to prison expansion.
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Undoing Border Imperialism

Author: Harsha Walia

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 184935135X

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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“Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new movements. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all.”—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America. Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in emancipatory movements and communities for over a decade. Praise for Undoing Border Imperialism: “Border imperialism is an apt conceptualization for capturing the politics of massive displacement due to capitalist neoglobalization. Within the wealthy countries, Canada’s No One Is Illegal is one of the most effective organizations of migrants and allies. Walia is an outstanding organizer who has done a lot of thinking and can write—not a common combination. Besides being brilliantly conceived and presented, this book is the first extended work on immigration that refuses to make First Nations sovereignty invisible.”—Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author of Indians of the Americas and Blood on the Border “Harsha Walia’s Undoing Border Imperialism demonstrates that geography has certainly not ended, and nor has the urge for people to stretch out our arms across borders to create our communities. One of the most rewarding things about this book is its capaciousness—astute insights that emerge out of careful organizing linked to the voices of a generation of strugglers, trying to find their own analysis to build their own movements to make this world our own. This is both a manual and a memoir, a guide to the world and a guide to the organizer's heart.”—Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World “This book belongs in every wannabe revolutionary’s war backpack. I addictively jumped all over its contents: a radical mixtape of ancestral wisdoms to present-day grounded organizers theorizing about their own experiences. A must for me is Walia’s decision to infuse this volume’s fight against border imperialism, white supremacy, and empire with the vulnerability of her own personal narrative. This book is a breath of fresh air and offers an urgently needed movement-based praxis. Undoing Border Imperialism is too hot to be sitting on bookshelves; it will help make the revolution.”—Ashanti Alston, Black Panther elder and former political prisoner
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The Global Industrial Complex

Systems of Domination

Author: Steven Best

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739136984

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination, is a groundbreaking collection of essays by leading scholars from wide scholarly and activist backgrounds who examine the entangled array of contemporary industrial complexes—what the editors refer to as "the power complex"—that was first analyzed by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic work,The Power Elite.
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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes

Author: Mercedes Eng

Publisher: Talonbooks

ISBN: 9781772011814

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Combining text from government questionnaires and reports, lyric poetry, and photography, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes examines the possibility of a privatized prison system in Canada leading up to then Prime Minister Harper's Conservative government passing the Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51. This legislation criminalizes Indigenous peoples' attempts to protect their traditional and unceded territories from ecological destruction by classifying their actions as acts of terrorism, at the same time that it criminalizes refugees, who as victims of colonization and globalization, attempt to flee genocide and poverty yet are targeted as suspected terrorists. Simultaneously, the incarceration of Indigenous people, refugees, and people of colour is rapidly increasing and corporations eagerly court the government for private-public partnerships to fund the building of new prisons and detention centres. Eng's father was an addict who supported his habit by breaking the law. As a result, she spent her formative years acquiring intimate knowledge of the Canadian prison system through visitation rights. The impetus for Prison Industrial Complex Explodes was the discovery of a cache of her father's prison correspondence: letters from the federal government stating their intention to deport him because of his criminal record; letters from prison justice advocate Michael Jackson advisingher father on deportation; letters from the RCMP regarding the theft of her father's property, a gold necklace, while in transport to prison; letters from family members and friends; letters from Eng and her brother. The cold formality of the government letters in accidental juxtaposition with the emotion of the personal letters struck a creative spark that led to the writing of poems in this collection.
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Revisiting the Use of Self

Questioning Professional Identities

Author: Deena Mandell

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303345

Category: History

Page: 233

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In recent years, several developments have stimulated new ways of thinking about the social worker's "self" or "selves" in all aspects of practice. The focus on practice with diverse populations, and the emphasis on "anti-oppressive" practice have highlighted elements of the relationship between social worker and client. The objective of this book is threefold: 1. Offer the reader a historical/developmental overview of the concept of "use of self" and critically explore its adequacy for contemporary ethical practice. 2. Provide the reader with first-person, practitioners' accounts of their own "use of self" in examples of reflective practice approaches. 3. Broaden the scope of the concept of critical "use of self" to fields of service where it is under-theorized in, for example, community work and corrections.
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Consulting Start-Up and Management

A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers

Author: Gail V. Barrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Consulting Start-up and Management: A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers addresses the unique issues faced by evaluators and applied researchers who are interested in becoming independent consultants, as well as by those who need to re-tool their professional practice. This text will be used as a supplementary text in courses in evaluation and applied research in which consulting work is addressed, in addition to its use as a professional text by current and would be practitioners.
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New Directions in Development Ethics

Essays in Honor of Denis Goulet

Author: Charles K. Wilber,Amitava Krishna Dutt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780268025984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 495

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Introduction: Development ethics and development economics / Amitava Krishna Dutt and Charles K. Wilber. Part I: Reflection. Development and the ethics of the means / Nigel Dower. Prudence and development ethics / Andrew Yuengert. Development ethics : a road to peace / Adela Cortina. Our basic human right is a right to liberty and it leads to equality / James P. Sterba. The persistence of religious values and their influence on faith-based development institutions / Sheldon Gellar. Religion and development ethics : the case of hinduism / Amitava Krishna Dutt. Goulet on vulnerability as a key concept in development ethics / Luis Camacho. Part II: Application. Economics and ethics / Charles K. Wilber. Ethical dilemmas of theory or reality : three approaches to the inevitability of sacrifices in economic development / Javier Ma Iguiz Echeverra. Technological nightmares / Paul Streeten. Africa's violent conflicts and universal solidarity : the moral burden of responding to urgent need / Chloe Schwenke. Global poverty : development ethics meets global justice / Asuncion Lera St. Clair. Part III: Practice. The economy of the spirit : religion, ethics, and development in the thought of Denis Goulet and in contemporary practice / R. Scott Appleby and Carl J. Bindenagel. Participation in local development : Goulet and deliberative democracy / David A. Crocker. Participation, empowerment, and democracy : three fickle friends / Jay Drydyk. Values, vision, proposals, and networks : the approach of Mahbub ul Haq / Des Gasper. Gauntlets of equity : practical ethical challenges for development tomorrow / Katherine Marshall. Ethics and contemporary macroeconomic policy / Kenneth P. Jameson. Building social capital in postcommunist Romania : the new horizons foundation and experiential education / Roland Hoksbergen. Mexico's development strategy since 1983 : results and challenges / Jaime Ros
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The Self-Help Myth

How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty

Author: Erica Kohl-Arenas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520283430

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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"The Self-Help Myth reveals how philanthropy maintains systems of inequality by attracting attention to the behaviors and responsibilities of poor people while shifting the focus away from structural inequities and relationships of power that produce poverty. The book features foundation investments in addressing migrant poverty in California's Central Valley, simultaneously one of the wealthiest agricultural production regions in the world and home to the poorest people in the United States. The case studies show how compromises between foundation staff and community organizers produce programs that ask farmworkers to help themselves while excluding strategies that address the role of industrial agriculture in creating and maintaining regional poverty. Through archival and ethnographic case studies of foundation investments leading up to the historic Farm Worker Movement, to large scale foundation-driven initiatives to improve conditions in agricultural communities during the 1990s and 2000s, foundations set firm boundaries around definitions of self-help - excluding labor organizing, immigrant rights, and advocacy approaches that hold industry accountable for the enduring abuses of farmworkers and immigrants. Processes of professionalization and institutionalization required to maintain philanthropic relationships further frustrate nonprofit organizational staff increasingly accountable to foundations and not to the people they aim to represent and serve."--Provided by publisher.
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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

Author: James Ptacek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199714878

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Controversial and forward-thinking, this volume presents a much-needed analysis of restorative justice practices in cases of violence against women. Advocates, community activists, and scholars will find the theoretical perspectives and vivid case descriptions presented here to be invaluable tools for creating new ways for abused women to find justice.
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Driven from New Orleans

How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Author: John Arena

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816677476

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of the New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city's public housing communities. Yet ten years later these same leaders became actively involved in a planning effort to privatize and downsize their community—an effort that would drastically reduce the number of affordable apartments. What happened? John Arena—a longtime community and labor activist in New Orleans—explores this drastic change in Driven from New Orleans, exposing the social disaster visited on the city's black urban poor long before the natural disaster of Katrina magnified their plight. Arena argues that the key to understanding New Orleans's public housing transformation from public to private is the co-optation of grassroots activists into a government and foundation-funded nonprofit complex. He shows how the nonprofit model created new political allegiances and financial benefits for activists, moving them into a strategy of insider negotiations that put the profit-making agenda of real estate interests above the material needs of black public housing residents. In their turn, white developers and the city's black political elite embraced this newfound political “realism” because it legitimized the regressive policies of removing poor people and massively downsizing public housing, all in the guise of creating a new racially integrated, “mixed-income” community. In tracing how this shift occurred, Driven from New Orleans reveals the true nature, and the true cost, of reforms promoted by an alliance of a neoliberal government, nonprofits, community activists, and powerful real estate interests.
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Prelude to Revolution

France in May 1968

Author: Daniel Singer

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896086821

Category: History

Page: 434

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'If Marx had been living in Paris during May 1968, he might have written this book.' --The New Republic'An important book which should be read and pondered.' --Paul M. Sweezy'A profound analysis of the May events in France.' --Ralph Miliband'A durable and thoughtful study.' --The New Statesman'An intimate and intricate account of the events in Paris by one who knew almost every cobblestone in the Latin Quarter." --Michael Foot"His narrative...is lively and accurate, the background of student politics, labor union organization, and economic conditions carefully brushed in....[Singer] envisions a democratic, egalitarian nonhierarchical form of socialism.' --The New York TimesPrelude to Revolution is the indispensable study of May 1968 in France. Generations have looked to this book for inspiration. Daniel Singer, who died in 2000, was widely considered the most adept interpreter of European politics for American audiences in his longtime role as the European correspondent for The Nation. He shows here how change happens, and draws out the lessons from the events of May 1968 for those struggling for a different world today.
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Foundations and Public Policy

The Mask of Pluralism

Author: Joan Roelofs

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148727X

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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Documents how even progressive foundations serve to reinforce the political status quo.
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Theorizing NGOs

States, Feminisms, and Neoliberalism

Author: Victoria Bernal,Inderpal Grewal

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822377195

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Theorizing NGOs examines how the rise of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) has transformed the conditions of women's lives and of feminist organizing. Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal suggest that we can understand the proliferation of NGOs through a focus on the NGO as a unified form despite the enormous variation and diversity contained within that form. Theorizing NGOs brings together cutting-edge feminist research on NGOs from various perspectives and disciplines. Contributors locate NGOs within local and transnational configurations of power, interrogate the relationships of nongovernmental organizations to states and to privatization, and map the complex, ambiguous, and ultimately unstable synergies between feminisms and NGOs. While some of the contributors draw on personal experience with NGOs, others employ regional or national perspectives. Spanning a broad range of issues with which NGOs are engaged, from microcredit and domestic violence to democratization, this groundbreaking collection shows that NGOs are, themselves, fields of gendered struggles over power, resources, and status. Contributors. Sonia E. Alvarez, Victoria Bernal, LeeRay M. Costa, Inderpal Grewal, Laura Grünberg, Elissa Helms, Julie Hemment, Saida Hodžic, Lamia Karim, Sabine Lang, Lauren Leve, Kathleen O'Reilly, Aradhana Sharma
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