the digital (online) and physical (offline) activism of the Front Harsien ODZ. Accordingly, I look at how Front activists perceive online activism and physical activism, and I attempt to examine the importance of internet tools for the organization. In
Malta’s Front Harsien ODZ
A Croatian Example
In this paper I explore the link between research into contemporary alternative medical practices (CAM) and activism. It is based on my recent research (2004-2007) which dealt with the interrelatedness and coexistence of biomedical and non-biomedical systems in the city of Zagreb. The process of adoption and introduction of CAM to Western European countries started some twenty years ago and in Zagreb the process was evident after the fall of communism. My research started with patients and their attitudes towards illness, health, well-being and suffering, factors that determined their choice of therapies and healers. However, hearing stories of people's experiences of CAM propelled me into the role of therapist as listener and, through attending to the silence surrounding the use of CAM in a relatively hostile society, the role of anthropologist as activist. Through the process of understanding and interpreting sensitive cultural practices, I explore whether anthropologists are uniquely placed to actively protect the rights of people to whom they owe their science.
Does Social Capital Shape Women's Lives?
Supriya Baily, Gloria Wang, and Elisabeth Scotto-Lavino
Setting the Stage There is a long history of girls engaged in activities related to activism ( Elliott 2001 ; Keller 2012 ). In recent times, some have become familiar, including Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai. Others have passed from
approach I call “community-based auditing,” which is an attempt to supplement the traditional tools of activism with a new form of scientific practice and knowledge. My Journey to Environmental Activism My ideas about community-based auditing have developed
Through the history of the short-lived 1947 radio show La Tribune de l’Invalide, this article examines how the social and political context of the Liberation offered disability activists a unique opportunity to demand pensions, medical care, and social services hitherto denied to them by the French state. Drawing on transcripts of the broadcasts and correspondence between listeners and the show’s host Maurice Didier, the article demonstrates how disability activists played a pivotal, if little acknowledged, role in the construction of the postwar welfare state by highlighting French society’s historic neglect of disabled civilians.
Heather A. Came
Glenn Laverack (2013) Health activism: Foundations and strategies, London: Sage Publications, pp. 175, ISBN: 978-1-4462-4964-2.
As a long-time public health activist I was pleased to see Laverack’s new book focussing on health activism. To date, there have been only a handful of texts available suitable for tertiary students, the most notable being Cwikel’s (2006) substantial work. The bulk of health activist texts consist of speciality texts about women’s health, HIV/AIDS activism and the ongoing fight against big tobacco. Laverack’s text serves its purpose in addressing a gap in the market for a generic introduction to public health activism.
The social construction of student activists and the limits of student engagement
( Fazackerley 2016 ). Uncertainties are compounded by budget cuts and privatisation. In the days following the U.S. election, American university students staged walkouts and rallies, protesting the results ( Schmidt 2016 ). In response to the student activism
Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War , Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019, 306 pp. $25.35 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-47800-181-2. Women's and feminist activism in the Cold War era, and particularly transnational encounters
Carnal Mourning under the Specter of Senselessness
Alice von Bieberstein
between temporal genres as related to fantasies of the good life, mourning as a response to loss that encompasses processes of reattachment, and political activism through which such reattachments might get channeled into renewed or altered political
A Place For Public Action And Civic Engagement in Deliberative Democracy
Steven Douglas Maloney and Joshua A. Miller
In this paper, we argue that deliberative democrats have too narrow a conception of the political, but that 'activism' as it is normally understood is not sufficiently broad, either. Politics is not reducible to coercion and contestation, but rather to the constitution of our shared world. We contend that active citizenship more often takes the form of working in a rape crisis center or a domestic violence clinic than participating in marches or town meetings.