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Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements

Deva R. Woodly

Abstract

Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements is an analysis of the emergence of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), its organizational structure and culture, and its strategies and tactics, while also laying out and contextualizing the social movement’s unique political philosophy, radical Black feminist pragmatism (RBFM), along with documenting measurable political effects in terms of changing public meanings, public opinion, and policy. Throughout the text, the author interweaves theoretical and empirical observations, rendering both an illustration of this ... More

Keywords: social movements, Black politics, uprising, abolition, political theory, race, policing, political organizing, Black feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780197603949
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197603949.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deva R. Woodly, author
Associate Professor of Politics, The New School