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Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence
by José-Antonio Orosco (Goodreads Author)
Cesar Chavez has long been heralded for his personal practice of nonviolent resistance in struggles against social, racial, and labor injustices. However, the works of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have long overshadowed Chavez's contributions to the theory of nonviolence. Jos -Antonio Orosco seeks to elevate Chavez as an original thinker, providing an analysis of what ...more
Hardcover, 151 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by University of New Mexico Press
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This turned out to be a great choice to use in one of the courses I teach--Foundations of Peace and Justice, which focusses primarily on the principles and practices of nonviolence. Students really seemed to enjoy it, and I liked it because it not only provides an accessible overview to Chavez's major accomplishments and contributions, but it also does so in the context of Chican@ and gender studies. I'm fairly confident I'll use it again next year.