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The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle

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Imagine the civil rights movement without freedom songs and the politics of women's movements without poetry. Or, more difficult yet, imagine an America unaffected by the cultural expressions and forms of the twentieth-century social movements that have shaped our nation. The first broad overview of social movements and the distinctive cultural forms that express and helpe ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Vicki
Sep 01, 2013 Vicki rated it liked it
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This book was required reading for a 300-level course I took in the history of U.S. Pop Culture. (It was excellent. If you’re interested in the topic, other readings included Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York, The Power of the Zoot Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II, and Goths Gamers and Grrrls Deviance and Youth Subcultures – all of which I recommend.)

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Sep 24, 2013 Lily Morgan rated it it was amazing
It was difficult to read because of the seriousness of the content matter but it was very informative and moving. An excellent view of extremely important parts of American history. Also great if you are thinking of getting involved in any modern movements or protests as an idea book.
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