A New York city neighborhood once called “the beginning of the end of civilization” is where Michael Gecan starts. Hired by residents to help. Gecan takes us through the principles and practices necessary to make change on a local level. Those of us watching or even participating in. Read “Going Public” by Michael Gecan with Rakuten Kobo. A New York city neighborhood once called “the beginning of the end of civilization” is where Michael.
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Much of this is right, and the stories are helpful and illuminating – though they don’t always offer the message Gecan says they do, and it’s important for a reader to constantly ask both, ‘how would another observer who was there have explained that story?
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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Gecan has written a highly readable book about creating political change, but on a purely personal note, I’m a bit skeeved by some of it. It is through disorganizing that a relational group can navigate the tendency toward bureaucracy and opportunistic market forces. All the rallies, the political meetings, the post-demonstration celebrations involved prayer.
The final habit is that of reflection.
References to this work on external resources. Gecan shares some incredible anecdotes about his work as a professional organizer. His storytelling is a little bland, so it was difficult to stay interested and finish the book. Labor unions started as action organizations; churches began as a small group of people often in a home. Explore the Home Gift Guide.
Please review your cart. Linda rated it really liked it Jul 01, Olivia rated it really liked it Jun 29, Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. A good Alinsky tale, but questions on the sustainability of the method left unanswered. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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But this is not done without a context.
That’s the way it’s always been, and it’s not changing anytime soon – it’s hard work, though. For them, I would give this book 5 stars. You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are goinf of eloquence.
Some passages in the book kick liberals while they’re down, disparaging social welfare programs; in goint context of the book as a whole, this feels more like rhetoric intended to free Gecan from the prison of perceived partisanship. A Realist’s View of Democracy in America.
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Account Options Sign in. A Voice in the Gcan Square. In his inspiring story of the will to claim the full benefits of citizenship, Gecan offers unforgettable lessons that every American should know: Flying Close to the Sun.
There is nothing ethereal about the moral vision in Going Public.
Chapter 3Activists on a Manhattan Street. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Refuse, Resist, Rebel As a writer, Gecan is fairly, well, straightforward.
From bad behavior by Ed Koch to complicated negotiations with Rudy Giuliani, Gecan tells the inside story of how the city really works, and how any organized group of citizens can wield power in seemingly unmovable bureaucracies.
Organizations do not need expensive technology, graduate degrees, or business suits. What’s the Matter with White People? From inside the book.
Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action
Chapter 7Ambiguity Reciprocity Victory. Going Public by Michael Gecan. Account Options Sign in. Michael Gecan in his book Going Public works to provide publkc resource for normal citizens to promote positive change in their communities.