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The Trouble with Normal. Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life

In "The Trouble with Normal", Michael Warner, one of the most brilliant social critics, argues that gay marriage and other moves toward normalcy are bad not just for gays but for everyone. In place of sexual status quo, Warner offers a vision of true sexual autonomy that will forever change the way we think about sex, shame, and identity.

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The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender

This book offers clear, easily-digested, and practical explanations of one of the most commonly misunderstood things about people. Auther Sam Killermann dissects gender using a comprehensive, non-binary toolkit, with a focus on making this subject accessible and enjoyable. All this to help you understand something that is so commonly misunderstood, but something we all think we get: gender.

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The Organising Spiral

The “Organising Spiral” is a guide for empowerment, a concept for organising political campaigns, initiatives, or projects, from the very beginning to the implementation of actions. It consists of seven “phases” that follow on from each other, each of them consisting of seven “aspects”. You can imagine it as a rope consisting of seven cords, laid out in a way that it has seven whorls going up. The seven whorls represent the seven phases, which at any time consist of the seven aspect cords.

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The MAP Trainer's Manual


A guide for organizing and leading MAP workshops and using MAP to evaluate, analyze, and set strategies and tactics for a campaign or social movement.

By Bill Moyer

This MAP Manual is a guide to help activists to:

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The Invention of Heterosexuality

This book reexamines our society's basic heterosexual/homosexual distinction - focusing on the evolution of the term heterosexual, which, as this book demonstrates, only entered our language a little more than hundred years ago, ushering in a new way of dividing up and judging sexuality and people.

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The Conquest of Violence


When first published in English in 1937, The Conquest of Violence soon established itself as the textbook of non-violent revolution, and is still regarded as a classic text dealing with direct action against war and war preparation.

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The Activist's Handbook


The Activist's Handbook: A Primer for the 1990s and Beyond details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country, from battles over sweatshops, the environment, AIDS policies, education reform, homelessness, and more: How should activists use media to expose issues and mobilize grassroots support? When should activists form coalitions, and with whom?

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Strategies for Social Change

The theory and practice of social movements come together in strategy - whether, why, and how people can realize their vision of another world by acting together. Strategies for Social Change offers a concise definition of strategy and a framework for differentiating among strategies.

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Strategic Alliances. Coalition Building and Social Movements

Social researchers in the past have paid surprisingly little theoretical or empirical attention to movement alliances. Strategic Alliances provides a pioneering set of in-depth analyses at the circumstances leading to these organizational alliances. Contributors investigate coalition dynamics among social movements, including antiwar, environmental, and labor movements, as well as ethnic organizations and women's groups.

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Sexually Stigmatized Communities

This results-oriented teaching package provides all materials needed by instructors to conduct workshops, seminars, semester courses, or lectures on sensitivity to sexual orientation. Sexually Stigmatized Communities is a training manual designed primarily as a resource for education to reduce homophobia and heterosexism but is appropriate for any course addressing the stigmatization of certain groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.

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