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Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing

Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing
Author: Lee Staples
ISBN 13: 9780275969981
ISBN 10: 275969983
Edition: 2
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 2004-12-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
List Price: $26.95

Staples (Boston U. School of Social Work) offers a "how-to" guide to grassroots organizing based on his academic work and his experiences with such organizations as ACORN and Massachusetts Fair Share. He covers organizing models and methods; describes the different arenas of organizing ("turf, issue, identity, and workplace"), introduces community development and social action approaches to organizing; analyzes organizer roles and activities; and describes important aspects of organizational maintenance and growth. For the final section on the "nuts and bolts" of a successful campaign he lets other authors offer advice on research, media relations, use of technology, forming coalitions, fundraising, and other matters. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR