Activist wisdom

practical knowledge and creative tension in social movements

Sarah Maddison, Sean Scalmer

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Peace marches, protest demonstrations and campaigns for or against every cause imaginable have long been part of the Australian social and political landscape. This lively book blends the voices and experience of insiders involved in particular causes with a bigger picture, analysing successes, failures and political impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUniversity of NSW Press
ISBN (Print)9780868406862
Publication statusPublished - 2006



  • social action
  • protest movements
  • political activists
  • social movements

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Maddison, S., & Scalmer, S. (2006). Activist wisdom: practical knowledge and creative tension in social movements. Sydney: University of NSW Press.