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Empowering the Oppressed - Grassroots Advocacy Movements in India

Empowering the Oppressed: Grassroots Advocacy Movements in India

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Product Code: 4442
ISBN: 9780761995739
Publisher: SagePublications
Publication Date: 
Pages: 206
Binding Information: Paperback 

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Traditional approaches to development have not proved equal to the task of ensuring a just society, especially for the most socially, economically, and psychologically oppressed peoples. The unique individuals and groups introduced in this book recognize that a qualitative and sustainable improvement in the lives of the most downtroddenÂ?those battling discrimination by gender, class, or casteÂ?can be achieved only when the root causes of their oppression are addressed, not just its symptoms. Not only have these leaders and their organizations found strikingly effective and innovative ways by which people may secure their human and civil rights and realign power relations in society; they have also enabled the marginalized poor to pursue their own interests and their own struggles for justice and equality.

Empowering the Oppressed offers highly readable accounts, lessons learned, and analysis from India that should be applicable in many settings around the world where injustice prevails. The book also analyzes the implications for foreign donors, who are often chary of supporting empowerment activities, and shows by example both how such aid is effectively given and how critical it is to successful development outcomes.

Reviews:

Review   Washington Blade - March 6, 2009
“Funny lesbian Kate Clinton’s book of vignettes, “I Told You So” (May), throws just as many ingredients into the pot — she riffs on Hillary Clinton and waterboarding, baptism and Provincetown — but comedic license and her own wicked sense of humor, allow Clinton a kind of thematic ADD that fiction would not afford.”
Review   Ms. - April 1, 2009
“Clinton proves in these essays—which cover topics from the inherent lesbianism of Sex and the City to three-dimensional thesauri—that she still ranks among the sharpest, funniest working comedians.”
Review   Jane and Jane Magazine - June 1, 2009
“Along with her brilliant delivery, indefatigable work ethic, and uncompromising political courage, Kate Clinton possesses the superpower of maintaining consistent relevancy in our fickle, sound-bite-driven, instant-downloadable age.”
Review   The Gay and Lesbian Times - July 1, 2009
“Hot-button topics such as same-sex marriage . . . gays in the military and religious hypocrisy are fertile fodder for the author’s intelligently caustic ridicule. But Clinton also has the knack of spinning even the small moments of everyday life into comic gold.”

 

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