Dana Fisher's Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns PDF

By Dana Fisher

ISBN-10: 0804752176

ISBN-13: 9780804752176

Activism, Inc. introduces the United States to an more and more known political actor: the canvasser. She's the twenty-something with the clipboard, preventing you in the street or knocking in your door, the foot soldier of political campaigns.

Granted remarkable entry to the "People's Project," an unknown but influential association using left-leaning grassroots politics, Dana Fisher tells the real tale of outsourcing politics in the US. just like the significant companies that outsourced their customer support to businesses out of the country, the grassroots campaigns of nationwide innovative movements—including Greenpeace, the Sierra membership, keep the youngsters, and the Human Rights Campaign—have been outsourced at varied instances to this unmarried association. in the course of the 2004 presidential crusade, the Democratic celebration an analogous outsourcing version for his or her canvassing.

Fisher examines the heritage and intent at the back of political outsourcing at the Left, weaving jointly frank interviews with canvassers, high-ranking political officers around the political spectrum, and People's undertaking administration. She compares all of this to the grassroots efforts at the correct, which stay firmly grounded in groups and native politics.

This ebook deals a chilling overview of the results of political outsourcing. Connecting area people at the streets all through the United States to the nationwide companies and political campaigns that make up innovative politics, it exhibits what occurs to the passionate younger activists outsourced to the consumers of Activism, Inc.

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