We Fight To Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism

We Fight To Win Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism In an adult dominated society teenagers are often shut out of participation in politics We Fight to Win offers a compelling account of young people s attempts to get involved in community politics a

  • Title: We Fight To Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism
  • Author: Hava Rachel Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780813546704
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • In an adult dominated society, teenagers are often shut out of participation in politics We Fight to Win offers a compelling account of young people s attempts to get involved in community politics, and documents the battles waged to form youth movements and create social change in schools and neighborhoods.Hava Rachel Gordon compares the struggles and successes of two veIn an adult dominated society, teenagers are often shut out of participation in politics We Fight to Win offers a compelling account of young people s attempts to get involved in community politics, and documents the battles waged to form youth movements and create social change in schools and neighborhoods.Hava Rachel Gordon compares the struggles and successes of two very different youth movements a mostly white, middle class youth activist network in Portland, Oregon, and a working class network of minority youth in Oakland, California She examines how these young activists navigate schools, families, community organizations, and the mainstream media, and employ a variety of strategies to make their voices heard on some of today s most pressing issues war, school funding, the environmental crisis, the prison industrial complex, standardized testing, corporate accountability, and educational reform We Fight to Win is one of the first books to focus on adolescence and political action and deftly explore the ways that the politics of youth activism are structured by age inequality as well as race, class, and gender.

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    1. Fascinating analysis of youth movements in Portland and Oakland. This book made me feel so inspired and made me want to get involved in activism myself as well as supporting youth activists. I was really interested in the different ways in which the youth related to adult allies; how their different cultural positions affected their need for and ability to involve adults as mentors and/or legitimizing presences.Also it was interesting to me how one movement made a lot of room for discussion of t [...]

    2. re-reading for teaching. again, so impressed with this fantastic and nuanced book about youth activists in Oakland and Portland.

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