urban uprisings ” los angeles uprising H u m a n i t i e s

urban uprisings ” los angeles uprising H u m a n i t i e s

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Danver, S. L. (Ed.). (2011). Revolts, protests, demonstrations, and rebellions in American history: An encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia, by Danver, S. Copyright 2010 by ABC-CLIO INC. Reprinted by permission of ABC-CLIO INC. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Urban Uprisings

”Los Angeles Uprising (1992)” (pp. 1095–1105)

Darwall, R. (2014). The church of Gore: Environmentalism as metaphysical belief. National Review, 66(4), 33–35.

This article examines environmentalism as a political issue, perspectives on consumerism, and the challenges and/or impossibility of reorganizing society along environmental lines.

Herod, J. (2010). Capitalists, global warming, & the climate justice movement. Anarcho – Syndicalist Review, 54, 23-28.

Can global warming be stopped within a capitalist framework—within what is arguably a global social order? This article, written from an anarcho-syndicalist point of view, makes a case for why, if the planet is to survive, decision making must be taken from the ruling, profit-oriented class and placed in the hands of ordinary people—a complete social reorganization.

Maslauskas, B. (2011). The battle for Blair Mountain. Industrial Worker, 108(8), 1–6.

The Battle for Blair Mountain, which took place in 1921, was the largest labor uprising in U.S. history. Nearly 100 years later, Blair Mountain was the site of opposition by environmentalists and labor activists to the practice of coal mining by a technique called mountaintop removal. This article tells the story of both events.

Wright, J. (2013). Only your calamity: The beginnings of activism by and for people with AIDS. Journal of the American Public Health Association, 103(10), 1788–1798.

The roots of AIDS activism, spearheaded by pioneering organizers such as Bobbi Campbell, Dan Turner, and Larry Kramer, is the subject of this powerful article that traces the efforts to politicize, humanize, and medically and ethically respond to what would become a worldwide epidemic.

Document: Final Project Guidelines (PDF)

Assignment: Final Project Draft

This week, you submit a draft of your research paper for Instructor comment and feedback.

In preparation:

  • Review the comments you received from your Instructor on your Topic Exploration and Analysis Assignment (Week 2 Assignment).
  • Review the Final Project Guidelines document, located in this week’s Learning Resources.

The Assignment

In a 4-page draft paper (not including the cover page and reference page), address the following:

  • Provide a brief introduction to the two social movements you are going to address.
  • In the body of the paper, flesh out key points of your analysis including:
    • The leadership structure of both movements. Who led these social change efforts? Was it an individual or a collective effort? What prompted individuals to become leaders of the movements?
    • How the movements parallel or complement each other.
    • The success of these movements in promoting social change.
  • Provide a brief conclusion to your draft.
  • Provide a reference page using APA format to cite each of your sources.

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment.

Your draft will be returned within 5 days of submission. This will provide enough time during Week 5 to address any concerns or issues your Instructor might raise.

Reminder: Your Final Project is due by Day 7 of Week 6.

Submission and Grading Information

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