Radical Vision

Drawing from Hansberry's papers, speeches, and interviews, this book presents its subject as both a playwright and a political activist.

Author: Soyica Diggs Colbert

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A captivating portrait of Lorraine Hansberry's life, art, and political activism--one of O Magazine's best books of April 2021 "Hits the mark as a fresh and timely portrait of an influential playwright."--Publishers Weekly In this biography of Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the author of A Raisin in the Sun, Soyica Diggs Colbert considers the playwright's life at the intersection of art and politics, with the theater operating as a "rehearsal room for [her] political and intellectual work." Colbert argues that the success of Raisin overshadows Hansberry's other contributions, including the writer's innovative journalism and lesser known plays touching on controversial issues such as slavery, interracial communities, and black freedom movements. Colbert also details Hansberry's unique involvement in the black freedom struggles during the Cold War and the early civil rights movement, in order to paint a full portrait of her life and impact. Drawing from Hansberry's papers, speeches, and interviews, this book presents its subject as both a playwright and a political activist. It also reveals a new perspective on the roles of black women in mid-twentieth-century political movements.
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Radical Vision

I mean vision here both in the conceptual and physical senses. Radical Vision explores the contexts, schools, movements, and histories that shaped and distinguish Hansberry's thought. Necessarily, it takes up her personal life and how ...

Author: Soyica Diggs Colbert

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300258332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A captivating portrait of Lorraine Hansberry’s life, art, and political activism--one of O Magazine's best books of April 2021 "Hits the mark as a fresh and timely portrait of an influential playwright."—Publishers Weekly In this biography of Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965), the author of A Raisin in the Sun, Soyica Diggs Colbert considers the playwright’s life at the intersection of art and politics, with the theater operating as a “rehearsal room for [her] political and intellectual work.” Colbert argues that the success of Raisin overshadows Hansberry’s other contributions, including the writer’s innovative journalism and lesser known plays touching on controversial issues such as slavery, interracial communities, and black freedom movements. Colbert also details Hansberry’s unique involvement in the black freedom struggles during the Cold War and the early civil rights movement, in order to paint a full portrait of her life and impact. Drawing from Hansberry’s papers, speeches, and interviews, this book presents its subject as both a playwright and a political activist. It also reveals a new perspective on the roles of black women in mid-twentieth-century political movements.
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The Future Earth

How could the world operate in 2040, if the proposed Green New Deal created a 100 percent net carbon-free economy in the United States? This is the book for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the current state of our environment.

Author: Eric Holthaus

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062883186

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The first hopeful book about climate change, The Future Earth shows readers how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades. The basics of climate science are easy. We know it is entirely human-caused. Which means its solutions will be similarly human-led. In The Future Earth, leading climate change advocate and weather-related journalist Eric Holthaus (“the Rebel Nerd of Meteorology”—Rolling Stone) offers a radical vision of our future, specifically how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades. Anchored by world-class reporting, interviews with futurists, climatologists, biologists, economists, and climate change activists, it shows what the world could look like if we implemented radical solutions on the scale of the crises we face. What could happen if we reduced carbon emissions by 50 percent in the next decade? What could living in a city look like in 2030? How could the world operate in 2040, if the proposed Green New Deal created a 100 percent net carbon-free economy in the United States? This is the book for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the current state of our environment. Hopeful and prophetic, The Future Earth invites us to imagine how we can reverse the effects of climate change in our own lifetime and encourages us to enter a deeper relationship with the earth as conscientious stewards and to re-affirm our commitment to one another in our shared humanity.
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First Fuel India s Energy Efficiency Journey and a Radical Vision for Sustainability

Padu Padmanabhan. India's Energy Efficiency Journey and a Radical Vision for Sustainability first fuel Padu Padmanabhan MACMILLAN For Aarthi and Anjana and the generations that will follow: Front Cover.

Author: Padu Padmanabhan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9789390742240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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‘A vital read’ Saurabh Kumar, Executive Vice Chairman, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd Group ‘Authoritative’ Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India ‘A must-read’ Ashok Sarkar, Senior energy specialist, World Bank The historic oil crisis of 1973, which permanently altered significant economic policies worldwide, marked a turning point in India’s energy odyssey, putting the country on the path towards energy efficiency. A young energy researcher at the National Productivity Council at the time, Padu Padmanabhan soon found himself at a juncture that would lead him to the many watershed moments of this journey. Drawing on his extensive subsequent experience at the United States Agency for International Development in India and the World Bank, Padu takes us from the Nehruvian years of idealism, through the five-decade-long quest for fuel efficiency and energy conservation that ultimately paved the way for the shift towards energy-efficient practices. Simple yet highly effective, energy efficiency has come to be known as our first fuel – an inexhaustible source of energy that may be one of the most viable means of combating the consequences of climate change and the indiscriminate use of natural resources. Through lessons gleaned from the implementation of past energy-efficient technology, Padu shows us how this ‘fuel’ can be harnessed for a sustainable future. First Fuel is an invaluable account for not only energy-sector professionals but anyone interested in understanding what it takes to achieve energy efficiency and why we need to urgently adopt such practices. It recommends vital policy and regulatory changes and, in so doing, presents a radical new vision for energy and all its users living in the most critical of times.
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Radical Visions 1968 2008

... plays of the Five O'Clock Shadow season to Romeril's I Don't Know Who to Feel Sorry For (1969) and Williamson's The Removalists (1972), both gritty social realist pieces that represented the radical vision behind the early APG.

Author: Denise Varney

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401200530

Category: Literary Criticism

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Radical Visions 1968-2008: The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama is about a generation of Australian playwrights who came of age in the sixties. This important book shows how international trends in youth radicalism and cultural change at the time contributed to the rise of interest in alternative theatre and drama in a number of locations. It follows the career of AustraliaOCOs major playwrights OCo Alma De Groen, Jenny Kemp, Richard Murphet, John Romeril, Stephen Sewell and David Willamson OCo whose early plays were first performed at La Mama and the Pram Factory theatres in Melbourne in the sixties and seventies and who continue to make new work. The bookOCOs dual purpose is to examine the impact of the sixties on playwriting and update the scholarship on the contemporary works with close readings of the plays of the nineties and the first decade of the twenty-first century. By analysing the recent plays, the book traces the continuing impact of left wing politics and cultural change on Australian theatre and society."
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Healing the Gospel

It's questions like these that make so many people want to have nothing to do with Christianity.Healing the Gospel challenges the assumption that the Christian understanding of justice is rooted in a demand for violent punishment, and ...

Author: Derek Flood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620321621

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Why did Jesus have to die? Was it to appease a wrathful God's demand for punishment? Does that mean Jesus died to save us from God? How could someone ever truly love or trust a God like that? How can that ever be called "Good News"? It's questions like these that make so many people want to have nothing to do with Christianity.Healing the Gospel challenges the assumption that the Christian understanding of justice is rooted in a demand for violent punishment, and instead offers a radically different understanding of the gospel based on God's restorative justice. Connecting our own experiences of faith with the New Testament narrative, author Derek Flood shows us an understanding of the cross that not only reveals God's heart of grace, but also models our own way of Christ-like love. It's a vision of the gospel that exposes violence, rather than supporting it--a gospel rooted in love of enemies, rather than retribution. The result is a nonviolent understanding of the atonement that is not only thoroughly biblical, but will help people struggling with their faith to encounter grace.
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Radical Product Thinking

You can craft a good vision using the Radical Vision Statement in the Mad Libs format to avoid getting distracted with wordsmithing and focus the effort in a group exercise on answering the following hard questions that will help you ...

Author: R. Dutt

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523093328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Iteration rules product development, but it isn't enough to produce dramatic results. This book champions Radical Product Thinking, a systematic methodology for building visionary, game-changing products. Methodologies such as Lean and Agile have democratized innovation by teaching us to harness the power of iteration to innovate faster, but our ability to set a clear destination hasn't kept up with the pace. When we iterate without a clear vision or strategy, our products become bloated, fragmented, and driven by irrelevant metrics. They catch “product diseases” that are often fatal to true innovation. In Radical Product Thinking (RPT), product development is led by the vision for the change it's intended to create. This methodology helps leaders reimagine the problems they face and align their team to find creative solutions using five elements: Vision, Strategy, Prioritization, Execution, and Culture. R. Dutt guides readers through these elements so they develop a clear process for achieving their desired change, incorporate it into daily activities, and turn RPT skills into muscle memory. This book gives organizations a repeatable model for building vision-driven products by helping us systematically translate vision and strategy into everyday actions so our product becomes a vehicle for creating the change we want to see in the world. Dutt shows us that you don't have to be a natural-born visionary to produce extraordinary results.
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Putting Jesus in His Place

This is a study of the Historical Jesus that pays close attention to the role of space and place, from house to kingdom, for understanding Jesus' identity.

Author: Halvor Moxnes

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664223109

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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This is a study of the Historical Jesus that pays close attention to the role of space and place, from house to kingdom, for understanding Jesus' identity. Halvor Moxnes employs a sociological and anthropological approach that promises to give greater depth to our perceptions of Jesus.
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Radical Visions and American Dreams

By endowing the material world with a facility for traveling toward ends which radicals had already chosen , Marxism encouraged men to remain passive while awaiting the outcome of history's 128 RADICAL VISIONS AND AMERICAN DREAMS.

Author: Richard H. Pells

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067436

Category: Political Science

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The Great Depression of the 1930s was more than an economic catastrophe to many American writers and artists. Attracted to Marxist ideals, they interpreted the crisis as a symptom of a deeper spiritual malaise that reflected the dehumanizing effects of capitalism, and they advocated more sweeping social changes than those enacted under the New Deal. In Radical Visions and American Dreams, Richard Pells discusses the work of Lewis Mumford, John Dewey, Reinhold Niebuhr, Edmund Wilson, and Orson Welles, among others. He analyzes developments in liberal reform, radical social criticism, literature, the theater, and mass culture, and especially the impact of Hollywood on depression-era America. By placing cultural developments against the background of the New Deal, the influence of the American Communist Party, and the coming of World War II, Pells explains how these artists and intellectuals wanted to transform American society, yet why they wound up defending the American Dream. A new preface enhances this classic work of American cultural history.
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Anne Bront s Radical Vision

Author: Elizabeth Hollis Berry

Publisher: English Literary Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015034015324

Category: Radicalism in literature

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Radical Visions

Alexander Meiklejohn on Education, Culture, Democracy, and the First Amendment Margaret G. Frantz. * - * * -- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ RADICAL VISIONS: ALEXANDER MEIKLEJOHN ON.

Author: Margaret G. Frantz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X36419

Category: United States

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The Early Reformation in Germany

Put together with the explicit purpose of encouraging scholars to reengage with the early ’storm years’ of the German Reformation, this collection of eleven essays by Tom Scott, explores several issues in the historiography of the early ...

Author: Tom Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317034872

Category: History

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Over the last twenty years research on the Reformation in Germany has shifted both chronologically and thematically toward an interest in the ’long’ or ’delayed’ Reformations, and the structure and operation of the Holy Roman Empire. Whilst this focus has resulted in many fascinating new insights, it has also led to the relative neglect of the early Reformation movement. Put together with the explicit purpose of encouraging scholars to reengage with the early ’storm years’ of the German Reformation, this collection of eleven essays by Tom Scott, explores several issues in the historiography of the early Reformation which have not been adequately addressed. The debate over the nature and function of anticlericalism remains unresolved; the mainsprings of iconoclasm are still imperfectly understood; the ideological role of evangelical doctrines in stimulating and legitimising popular rebellion - above all in the German Peasants’ War - remains contentious, while the once uniform view of Anabaptism has given way to a recognition of the plurality and diversity of religious radicalism. Equally, there are questions which, initially broached, have then been sidelined with undue haste: the failure of Reforming movements in certain German cities, or the perception of what constituted heresy in the eyes of the Reformers themselves, and not least, the part played by women in the spread of evangelical doctrines. Consisting of seven essays previously published in scholarly journals and edited volumes, together with three new chapters and an historical afterword, Scott’s volume serves as a timely reminder of the importance of the early decades of the sixteenth century. By reopening seemingly closed issues and by revisiting neglected topics the volume contributes to a more nuanced understanding of what the Reformation in Germany entailed.
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Radical Paradoxes Dilemmas of the American Left 1945 1970

I have argued that the plain Marxists pursued a false solution that finally obscured the problems and prospects of existing socialisms by reintroducing the impossible norms of a community beyond alienation into the radical vision of ...

Author: Peter Clecak

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0060108193

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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Radical Visions

movie's " open " episodic events are selected — maybe “ edited ” would be the more correct term — in order to achieve a satiric vision of American culture and society . Nashville may be " plotless , " but its whole is held together by ...

Author: Glenn Man

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015026899917

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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An important period that challenged the narrative structure and style of the classical Hollywood paradigm, transformed its conventional genres, and exploded traditional American myths.
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Renewing Workers Education

This captivating book also seeks to inform future policy and practices on workers' education and is key for those who wish to reinvigorate and contribute to building an alternative future for workers' education." --Back cover.

Author: Sheri Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN: 079692581X

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Women s Radical Reconstruction

Their radical vision for Reconstruction confronted familiar political obstacles: fears of big government and questions about its legitimacy, criticism of women's political ambitions and disregard for their ideas, and an unwillingness to ...

Author: Carol Faulkner

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203912

Category: History

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In this first critical study of female abolitionists and feminists in the freedmen's aid movement, Carol Faulkner describes these women's radical view of former slaves and the nation's responsibility to them. Moving beyond the image of the Yankee schoolmarm, Women's Radical Reconstruction demonstrates fully the complex and dynamic part played by Northern women in the design, implementation, and administration of Reconstruction policy. This absorbing account illustrates how these activists approached women's rights, the treatment of freed slaves, and the federal government's role in reorganizing Southern life. Like Radical Republicans, black and white women studied here advocated land reform, political and civil rights, and an activist federal government. They worked closely with the military, the Freedmen's Bureau, and Northern aid societies to provide food, clothes, housing, education, and employment to former slaves. These abolitionist-feminists embraced the Freedmen's Bureau, seeing it as both a shield for freedpeople and a vehicle for women's rights. But Faulkner rebuts historians who depict a community united by faith in free labor ideology, describing a movement torn by internal tensions. The author explores how gender conventions undermined women's efforts, as military personnel and many male reformers saw female reformers as encroaching on their territory, threatening their vision of a wage labor economy, and impeding the economic independence of former slaves. She notes the opportunities afforded to some middle-class black women, while also acknowledging the difficult ground they occupied between freed slaves and whites. Through compelling individual examples, she traces how female reformers found their commitment to gender solidarity across racial lines tested in the face of disagreements regarding the benefits of charity and the merits of paid employment.
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John Thelwall Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon

RADICAL. VISION. OF. DEMOCRACY. 1 Georgina Green Lift up your voices ...– Let not only the nocturnal phantom, but the living body of your complaints appear before your oppressors. John Thelwall, The Rights of Nature (1796).2 At a time ...

Author: Steve Poole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317314080

Category: History

Page: 256

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John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge.
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Radical Friend

... Hebard, the Anthonys, Hallowell, and Willis, along with Laura Ramsdell, an early abolitionist and recent widow, and Sarah Blackall, a social worker.5 While the organization did not fulfill Post's radical vision of social justice, ...

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469640334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A pillar of radical activism in nineteenth-century America, Amy Kirby Post ([email protected]–89) participated in a wide range of movements and labored tirelessly to orchestrate ties between issues, causes, and activists. A conductor on the Underground Railroad, co-organizer of the 1848 Rochester Woman's Rights Convention, and a key figure in progressive Quaker, antislavery, feminist, and spiritualist communities, Post sustained movements locally, regionally, and nationally over many decades. But more than simply telling the story of her role as a local leader or a bridge between local and national arenas of activism, Nancy A. Hewitt argues that Post's radical vision offers a critical perspective on current conceptualizations of social activism in the nineteenth century. While some individual radicals in this period have received contemporary attention—most notably William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Lucretia Mott (all of whom were friends of Post)—the existence of an extensive network of radical activists bound together across eight decades by ties of family, friendship, and faith has been largely ignored. In this in-depth biography of Post, Hewitt demonstrates a vibrant radical tradition of social justice that sought to transform the nation.
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