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The Resource Gandhi in the West : The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest, Sean Scalmer

Gandhi in the West : The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest, Sean Scalmer

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Gandhi in the West : The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest
Title
Gandhi in the West
Title remainder
The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest
Statement of responsibility
Sean Scalmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The non-violent protests of civil rights activists and anti-nuclear campaigners during the 1960s helped to redefine Western politics. But where did they come from? Sean Scalmer uncovers their history in an earlier generation's intense struggles to understand and emulate the activities of Mahatma Gandhi. He shows how Gandhi's non-violent protests were the subject of widespread discussion and debate in the USA and UK for several decades. Though at first misrepresented by Western newspapers, they were patiently described and clarified by a devoted group of cosmopolitan advocates. Small groups of Westerners experimented with Gandhian techniques in virtual anonymity and then, on the cusp of the 1960s, brought these methods to a wider audience. The swelling protests of later years increasingly abandoned the spirit of non-violence, and the central significance of Gandhi and his supporters has therefore been forgotten. This book recovers this tradition, charts its transformation, and ponders its abiding significance"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalmer, Sean
Dewey number
322.4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS481.G3
LC item number
S34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gandhi
  • Nonviolence
  • Nonviolence
  • Protest movements
  • Protest movements
  • Antinuclear movement
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
Gandhi in the West : The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest, Sean Scalmer
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Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Meeting the Mahatma; 2. Gandhism in action; 3. At war over words; 4. Waiting for the peace train; 5. The experimenters; 6. An idea whose time has come?; 7. Transformations unforeseen; Conclusion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
663441269
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780521139588
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010045716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)663441269
Label
Gandhi in the West : The Mahatma and the Rise of Radical Protest, Sean Scalmer
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Meeting the Mahatma; 2. Gandhism in action; 3. At war over words; 4. Waiting for the peace train; 5. The experimenters; 6. An idea whose time has come?; 7. Transformations unforeseen; Conclusion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
663441269
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780521139588
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010045716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)663441269

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