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E much of it for groups vs individuals although individuals can also definitely use the advice in this book to maximize their effectiveness Included are factors that Gentlemen Prefer Curves (Perfect Fit, promote or thwart success Step by step guidance is given withlenty of examples There is also information on how to start a grassroots organization and make it thrive She addresses issues such as addiction to activism and other roblems of individuals who work within groups that have an impact on group dynamics and can "cause an organization to fail or be ineffectiveSo sad but the "an organization to fail or be ineffectiveSo sad but the of this book made even clearer to me why one of my local vegan romoting groups is not as successful as it could be and why many worthy organizations and individuals aren t effective in their effortsOne of her most cogent Utopia points is that in order for a movement to succeed it has to become what s mainstream the majority needs to be shown that they re actually in agreement with the activists not those currently inowerAs she does in depth in her book Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows An Introduction to Carnism she does explain why there is often so much resistance to the changes wanted

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animal liberation activists and does O Jogo do Acaso provide very helpful ways to address this issue The later chapters arearticularly helpful to individuals working on their own or within organizations She stresses how a strategic advocate for animals must have what Ghandi had The Wedding Day practical skills andersonal integrity She stresses the importance of activists taking care of themselves an inclusion I really appreciated and she doesn t just say it she gives so many helpful suggestions about various ways to implement self care I ve always been bored by organizational Firefight (The Reckoners, psychology as a subject my eyesrone to glaze over if I m forced to read about it or listen to an expert in the field but this is basically what this book is and I found it really interesting This book is about how to work for animal liberation but the strategies given are useful for doing work for any causeAt the end of the book are a bibliography and Appendices with included ictorial descriptions of topics covered earlier in the bookFor most art time activists I d recommend that they first read The Animal Activists Handbook Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today s World However I highly recommend this book too it contains some helpful tips that ertain to everyone who is doing something to try to make a difference I felt helped and very supported by this bookEdited to add This book s contents aren t useful just for activists Anyone who s ever experienced office olitics or who has any interpersonal relationships of any kind will find much that s beneficial for them by reading this book. En the movement such as dissidence among organizations and activists inefficient campaigns wasted resources and high rates of burnout Whether you are working alone or with a group whether you are a seasoned activist or new to the movement Strategic Action for Animals can help you make the most of your efforts to make the world a better lace for animals. Strategic Action for Animals A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building Organizing and Activism for Animal Liberation

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Se of violent vs non violent tactics the abolitionreform divide and coalition building Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 285 particularly in relation to intersecting orarallel oppressions While I don t wholeheartedly agree coalition building Fifty Key British Films particularly in relation to intersecting orarallel oppressions While I don t wholeheartedly agree her erspective on the first three issues I m both happy and grateful for her emphasis on intersecting isms Too often animal advocates must deal with speciesism in other social justice movements yet I ve also encountered a disturbing amount of misogyny racism homophobia transphobia classism ageism and sizeism among animal activists Activists of all stripes must accept that these forms of oppression are all related and in order to defeat one you must defeat them all Many of the suggestions within STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS are geared towards grassroots animal advocacy organizations rather than individual activists For example you ll find chapters on organizing and managing a grassroots organization developing and waging successful campaigns and maintaining the health of your employees volunteers and organization Since it s a rather slim volume I thought the book could "Have Covered The Topics Of Time Management Conflict Resolution And "covered the topics of time management conflict resolution and a bit rather than referring the reader to additional resources However for organizations it s a useful starting oint for building a successful long lasting animal advocacy group If you re in a Gender Inequality in Our Changing World position of leadership in an animal advocacy organization or are thinking about starting your own group I recommend reading STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS in conjunction withattrice jones s AFTERSHOCK also from Lantern BooksIndividual activists will also enjoy STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS If you re looking to volunteer for or work with an animal advocacy group you can use the lessons in STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS to shop around for the right group for you a sustainable strategic group with a cooperative vs competitive Can Government Think? power structure that will value both your hard work as well as yourersonal wellness For fellow activists I recommend STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS along with AFTERSHOCK and Fostering Change in Institutions, Environments, and People perhaps Mark Hawthorne s STRIKING AT THE ROOTS Whereas STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS concentrates on movement building STRIKING AT THE ROOTS offers a number of specific types of activism that the individual can engage in either alone or asart of a group A much longer review is available here Incredibly useful taking a broader look at animal advocacy and helping to lead the way and also talks sensitively about some of the different styles of animal advocacyEssential reading and rereading Wow This woman is really a Regulating Medicines in Europe pro I have a feeling those who follow her advice will get better results than if they try to muddle through on their ownThis book has lots ofractical advic. Strategy is the way In Strategic Action for Animals Melanie Joy explains how to use strategy to exponentially increase the effectiveness of activism for animals Drawing on diverse movements and sources she offers tried and true tactics based on well established Studying Cities and City Life principles andractices She also explains how to address the most common roblems that weak. This is fantastic handbook one which sheds
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on many of the of animal activism Is it better to avoid burnout and sacrifice short term goals to effect greater change in the long term Probably as Melanie Joy argues Become the Change Full disclosure I received a free copy of this book for review at the ublisher s invitationTHANKING THE MONKEY RETHINKING THE WAY WE TREAT ANIMALS STRIKING AT THE ROOTS A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ANIMAL ACTIVISM FARM SANCTUARY CHANGING "HEARTS AND MINDS ABOUT ANIMALS AND FOOD SKINNY BITCHIN A BOX "AND MINDS ABOUT ANIMALS AND FOOD SKINNY BITCHIN A BOX all the recent East Asia in the World popular releases on the topic of animal advocacy 2008 feels as though it s shaping up to be the year of the vegn Even Oprah s getting into the act y allSocialsychologist Melanie Joy joins the conversation with her first book STRATEGIC ACTION FOR ANIMALS A HANDBOOK ON STRATEGIC MOVEMENT BUILDING ORGANIZING AND ACTIVISM FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION Joy s goal is simple to encourage fellow activists to maximize their effectiveness by carefully weighing analyzing and strategizing their activism Because the animal liberation movement will never have money or entrenched The Wives of Bath power than the corporate andolitical forces we re fighting the only way we can triumph is through strategyA strategic movement Joy explains is one which thinks globally but acts locally Before engaging in a Wool-Gathering or How I Ended Analysis piece of activism animal advocates must think about how the action will impact the animal liberation movement as a whole Additionally every isolatediece of activism must be considered in relation to those that Epistemologies of the South precede and succeed it Every lofty goal is comprised of a series of minute steps or tasks instead of shooting for the stars and burning out before takeoff animal activists must set reasonable goals and embark on a carefully mapped journey Such meticulously craftedlans take time dedication and strategy strategy strategyPart of strategic activism involves diversity in individual activists in the goals and approaches of various animal liberation campaigns and organizations in the messages employed and the demographics targetedCiting Bill Moyer s DOING DEMOCRACY Joy describes the different types of activists and organizations that work simultaneously and in different roles the Citizen the upstanding member of society the one to whom the mainstream can easily relate the Reformer who may or may not be radical than the Citizen he or she typically works in a rofessional opposition organization and The Rebel Who Is Confrontational Rebel who is confrontational in rallies and erhaps civil disobedience As examples of each Joy offers up the SPCA the PCRM and ALDF and PETA respectivelyJoy touches upon several controversial topics in her discussion namely mainstreaming the movement the The animal liberation movement is growing in size and strength but so are the industries that exploit animals These industries have vastly resources at their disposal than activists do Given this tremendous The Modern Percussion Revolution power differential how can activists hope to compete The good news is that there is a way to shift the balance ofower in favor of the movement And.