Emergent Strategy

Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849352615

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride! adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.
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Pleasure Activism

The Politics of Feeling Good

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849353271

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls "Pleasure Activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, including Audre Lourde's invitation to use the erotic as power and Toni Cade Bambara's exhortation that we make the revolution irresistible, the contributors to this volume take up the challenge to rethink the ground rules of activism. Writers including Cara Page of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of This Body Is Not an Apology, and author Alexis Pauline Gumbs cover a wide array of subjects—from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs—they create new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own. Building on the success of her popular Emergent Strategy, brown launches a new series of the same name with this volume, bringing readers books that explore experimental, expansive, and innovative ways to meet the challenges that face our world today. Books that find the opportunity in every crisis!
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Imagining the Future of Climate Change

World-Making Through Science Fiction and Activism

Author: Shelley Streeby

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520294440

Category: History

Page: 168

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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. From the 1960s to the present, activists, artists, and science fiction writers have imagined the consequences of climate change and its impacts on our future. Authors such as Octavia Butler and Leslie Marmon Silko, movie directors such as Bong Joon-Ho, and creators of digital media such as the makers of the Maori web series Anamata Future News have all envisioned future worlds in the wake of imminent environmental collapse, engaging audiences to think about the earth’s sustainability. As public awareness of climate change has grown, so has the popularity of imaginative works of climate fiction that connect science with activism. Today real-world social movements helmed by Indigenous people and people of color are leading the way against the greatest threat to our environment: the fossil fuel industry. It is through these stories and movements by Natives and people of color—both in the real world and imagined through science fiction—that we understand the relationship between culture and activism and how both can be a valuable tool in creating our future. Imagining the Future of Climate Change introduces readers to the history and most significant flashpoints in climate justice through speculative fictions and social movements to explore post-disaster possibilities and the art of world-making.
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University and College Women’s and Gender Equity Centers

The Changing Landscape

Author: Brenda Bethman,Anitra Cottledge,Donna M. Bickford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351174681

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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University and College Women’s and Gender Equity Centers examines the new institutional contexts surrounding women’s centers. It looks at the possibilities for, as well as the challenges to, advocating for gender equity in higher education, and the ways in which women’s and gender equity centers contribute to and lead that work. The book first describes the landscape of women’s centers in higher education and explores the structures within which the centers are situated. In doing so, the book shows the ways in which many women’s centers have expanded their work to include working with athletics, Greek life, men, transgender students, international students, student parents, veterans, etc. Contributions then delve into the profession of women’s center work itself, and ask how women’s center work has become "professionalized?" Threats and challenges to women’s and gender equity centers are also explored, as contributions look at how their expansion has helped or complicated the role of centers? The collection concludes by highlighting current successes and forward-thinking approaches in women’s centers and asking how gender equity centers can best prepare for the future? Through narratives, case studies, and by offering strategies and best practice, University and College Women’s and Gender Equity Centers will engage emerging and existing equity centre professionals and women’s and gender studies faculty and students and help them to move the work of gender equity forward in the next decade.
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Re:Imagining Change

How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World

Author: Patrick Reinsborough,Doyle Canning

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604863581

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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An inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the nonprofit strategy and training organization, smartMeme, this unique exploration provides progressive activists with the tools to get stories into the media, build successful campaigns, and connect with other organizations the world over. Providing resources, theories, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of activists, this resource shows how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social-change strategies and offers practical methods to amplify progressive causes in popular culture. A summation of the smartMeme approach, this study in memetics provides practical exercises to augment movements for justice, ecological sanity, and transformative social change.
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Competitive Strategies

Managing the Present, Imagining the Future

Author: Enrico Valdani,Alessandro Arbore

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230301649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This book proposes a new framework to effectively manage both offensive and defensive marketing strategies. It reinterprets the competitive challenge as a circular journey, that is, an endless sequence of three competitive "seasons." The authors call them the games of movement, imitation, and position.
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The New Strategic Landscape

Innovative Perspectives on Strategy

Author: Julie Verity

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728336X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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The business challenges of organizations are increasingly complex; strategists need a rich choice of approaches in order to respond. Too few strategy models challenge the dominate paradigm of rational analysis, choice maximisation and planned implementation. This rich collection from an eclectic group of strategists provides alternatives.
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