Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas

Rebel Girls Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas From anti war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers rallies against educational privatization and workshops on fair trade teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social m

  • Title: Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas
  • Author: Jessica Taft
  • ISBN: 9780814783375
  • Page: 104
  • Format: ebook
  • From anti war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements Rebel Girls Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned agents of social change.From anti war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements Rebel Girls Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned agents of social change Jessica K Taft introduces readers to a diverse and vibrant transnational community of teenage girl activists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver Expansive in scope and full of rich details, Taft brings to life the voices of these inspiring activists who are engaged in innovative and effective organizing for global and local social justice, highlighting their important contributions to contemporary social movements and social theory.Rebel Girls explores how teenage girls construct activist identities, rejecting and redefining girlhood and claiming political authority for youth in the process Taft examines the girl activists social movement strategies and collective political practices, detailing their shared commitments to process based political education, participatory democracy, and hopeful enthusiasm Ultimately, Rebel Girls has substantial implications for social movements and youth organizations, arguing that adult social movements could learn a great deal from girl activists and making clear the importance of increased collaboration between young people and adults.

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    1. First, because getting grouchiness out of the way early is a good idea, I have two criticisms of this book:1) Taft mentions that she didn't interview any girl who didn't identify as an activist. That makes sense, except that the word "activist" implies a level of confidence that some activists just don't possess. I know people who are doing some seriously badass activism, but refuse to call themselves activists because they haven't gotten the results that they'd hoped for. I understand the point [...]

    2. This book was recommended to me as an alternative to Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. While I really appreciated knowing more about young women's activism and organizing across the continent, it actually is not a book about what kinds of shifts to expect when your daughter hits adolescence (and all the social conditions that make it all so much harder). It's also an academic book, so it was pretty much impossible to read it aloud to my daughter and keep her attention for [...]

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