Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy

Synopsis

"This is a strong, lively, deeply felt, and wonderfully informed account of the power of women struggling to reverse tyranny in many of the most distressed countries in the world."--Vivian Gornick, author of "The End of the Novel of Love "

"With her habitual passion and intellectual courage, Temma Kaplan once again has written a mesmerizing study on the nature of resistance, political engagement, and the transformative power that ordinary human beings in extraordinary times create in order to bring about social justice and accountability. This is a powerful and stunning book that will captivate both the general reader and the scholar and undoubtedly will inspire."--Marjorie Agosin, author of "A Map of Hope"

"Scholar and activist Temma Kaplan is singularly positioned to write this history of women and youth, who risked lives and reputations in pursuit of democracy against state terror. Focusing on often-unheralded public demonstrations, Kaplan shows how public spectacles and street protests against tyranny and atrocity have helped bring down regimes. This account of steadfast resistance and its long reverberating aftermath will fascinate and inspire."--Alix Kates Shulman, author of "Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen