John Gaventa

John Gaventa

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Gaventa (born 1949) is a preeminent political sociologist and a fellow with the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the current (2007) chair of Oxfam Great Britain Council of Trustees. Gaventa received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1971, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 1987 until 1996. He began to help lead a grass-roots adult educational program at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee in 1976, and was director from 1993 until 1996. He received a MacArthur Award in 1981 for his work with the Highlander Center. His first publication Power and Powerlessness: Quesicience and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley broke new theoretical and empirical ground in the study of social power, winning The Woodrow Wilson Foundation Book Award of the American Political Science Association, The V.O Key Book Award of the Southern Political Science Association, The Lillian Smith Book Award of the Southern Regiona Council, The W.D Weatherford Book Award, and earned co-runnerup in the first annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135798057
  • 9786135798050