As we enter the twenty-first century, scholars, activists, and others concerned with social change increasingly realize that in order to transform society effective coalitions among different groups working for social justice need to be created and maintained. This anthology challenges dominant approaches of explaining social movements and coalition building.
Jill M. Bystydzienski is director of the Women's Studies Program and professor of sociology at Iowa State University. Steven P. Schacht is assistant professor of sociology at Plattsburgh State University of New York.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Foreword Part 3 1: Introduction Part 4 I: Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 5 2: Multiple Identity and Coalition Building: How Identity Differences Within Us Enable Radical Alliances Among Us Chapter 6 3: The Dream of Common Differences: Coalitions, Progressive Politics and Black Feminist Thought Chapter 7 4: From Mere Solidarity to Mirror Solidarity: Building Alliances on Perceptual Ground Part 8 II: Barriers to Coalition Formation Chapter 9 5: Collaborating Across Difference: From Theory and Rhetoric to the Hard Reality of Building Coalitions Chapter 10 6: Building Alliances Between Immigrant Rights and Queer Movements Chapter 11 7: "Isms" and AIDS: Transforming Multicultural Coalitions into Radical Alliances Part 12 III: Local Community-Based Coalitions Chapter 13 8: The Challenge and Rewards of Coalition Building: Pittsburgh's Alliance for Progressive Action Chapter 14 9: Party Time? Building a Progressive Electoral Movement: A Case for the New Party Chapter 15 10: Organizing for Democracy Through Faith-Based Institutions: The Industrial Areas Foundation in Action Chapter 16 11: Let's Not Create Evilness for This River: Inter-Ethic Environmental Alliances of Native Americans and Rural Whites in Northern Wisconsin Part 17 IV: Feminist Coalitions Chapter 18 12: Anti-Rape Coalitions: Radical, Liberal, and Black Feminists Challenging Boundaries Chapter 19 13: Negotiating Difference: Singaporean Women Building an Ethics of Respect Chapter 20 14: Feminist Women and (Pro) Feminist Men: Moving from an Uneasy to Radical Alliance Part 21 V: Student Coalitions Chapter 22 15: Reasons to Resist: Coalition Building at Indiana University Chapter 23 16: Building Community Amidst the Ruins: Strategies for Struggle from the Coalition for Justice at South Hampton College Part 24 VI: International Coalitions Chapter 25 17: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Alliances: The Perils of Success Chapter 26 18: Coalitions Working for Social Justice: Transnational NGOs and International Governance Part 27 Index