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( Read E-pub ) õ Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation ó The Animal Liberation Movement Is Growing In Size And Strength, But So Are The Industries That Exploit Animals These Industries Have Vastly Resources At Their Disposal Than Activists Do Given This Tremendous Power Differential, How Can Activists Hope To Compete The Good News Is That There Is A Way To Shift The Balance Of Power In Favor Of The Movement And Strategy Is The WayIn Strategic Action For Animals, Melanie Joy Explains How To Use Strategy To Exponentially Increase The Effectiveness Of Activism For Animals Drawing On Diverse Movements And Sources, She Offers Tried And True Tactics Based On Well Established Principles And Practices She Also Explains How To Address The Most Common Problems That Weaken The Movement, Such As Dissidence Among Organizations And Activists, Inefficient Campaigns, Wasted Resources, And High Rates Of Burnout Whether You Are Working Alone Or With A Group, Whether You Are A Seasoned Activist Or New To The Movement, Strategic Action For Animals, Can Help You Make The Most Of Your Efforts To Make The World A Better Place For Animals Wow This woman is really a pro I have a feeling those who follow her advice will get better results than if they try to muddle through on their own.This book has lots of practical advice, much of it for groups vs individuals, although individuals can also definitely use the advice in this book to maximize their effectiveness Included are factors that promote or thwart success Step by step guidance is given, with plenty of examples There is also information on how to start a grassroots organization and make it thrive She addresses issues such as addiction to activism and other problems of individuals who work within groups that have an impact on group dynamics and can cause an organization to fail or be ineffective.So sad, but the contents of this book made even clearer to me why one of my local vegan promoting groups is not as successful as it could be and why many worthy organizations and individuals aren t effective in their efforts.One of her most cogent points is that in order for a movement to succeed it has to become what s mainstream the majority needs to be shown that they re actually in agreement with the activists, not those currently in power.As she does indepth in her book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows An Introduction to Carnism she does explain why there is often so much resistance to the changes wanted by animal liberation activists and she does provide very helpful ways to address this issue The later chapters are particularly helpful to individuals working on their own or within organizations She stresses how a strategic advocate for animals must have what Ghandi had practical skills and personal integrity She stresses the importance of activists taking care of themselves, an inclusion I really appreciated, and she doesn t just say it she gives so many helpful suggestions about various ways to implement self care I ve always been bored by organizational psychology as a subject my eyes prone to glaze over if I m forced to read about it or listen to an expert in the field, but this is basically what this book is, and I found it really interesting This book is about how to work for animal liberation, but the strategies given are useful for doing work for any cause.At the end of the book are a bibliography and Appendices with included pictorial descriptions of topics covered earlier in the book.For most part time activists I d recommend that they first read The Animal Activists Handbook Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today s World However, I highly recommend this book too it contains some helpful tips that pertain to everyone who is doing something to try to make a difference I felt helped and very supported by this book.Edited to add This book s contents aren t useful just for activists Anyone who s ever experienced office politics or who has any interpersonal relationships of any kind will find much that s beneficial for them by reading this book. I resisted reading this book because I thought it was aimed at those involved in building animal advocacy organizations And, in fact, a big portion of the book is devoted to that But there is tons of great stuff here for individual activists and even for those who don t really see themselves as activists but just want to know how to talk to others about their vegan lifestyle It is a short quick read, but every page is packed with useful information Dr Melanie Joy is a psychologist and has a master s degree in education so she brings some real insight to the issues she discusses This is truly the best book for activists I have read I wrote aextensive review of it here. Incredibly useful, taking a broader look at animal advocacy and helping to lead the way and also, talks sensitively about some of the different styles of animal advocacy.Essential reading and rereading.