REVISIONING ACTIVISM:
Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity
to Individual and Social Change

by David Bedrick, J.D.

 

Social Science
312 Pages, 6x9
Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB,
Kindle/Mobipocket
Retail Price: US $19.95 (CA $20.95)
ISBN 978-0-9852667-8-3 (paper)
Distributor: IPG / SPU
Publication Date: Jan 2017

 

MANY FORMS OF ACTIVISM live in the margins of more conventional strategies. These essays broaden our vision of activism to include how the social/political world impacts the inner lives of people, how dialogue across diverse viewpoints can impact hearts and minds, and how psychology can play a role as a social-change agent. Bedrick deconstructs racism by looking at divergent views of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He deconstructs sexism by critiquing the diet industry and the way women feel about their bodies. Bedrick brings this same psychological eye to understanding societal problems (e.g., gun control, addiction), national celebrities (e.g., Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong), and popular psychology’s failure to create sustainable change. Whether used in a classroom, with a friend, or alone, Revisioning Activism provokes critical thinking, feeling, and dialogue. It’s a daring call to empower activism and see ourselves as individuals intimately woven into a web of relationships and social issues.

Advance Praise

"IN SERVICE OF SANITY, JUSTICE, LOVE, AND MERCY.
A TRUE TREASURE IN OUR MIDST."

—Herbert D. Long, Th.D., Dipl. PW, former dean, Harvard University

"A GIFT OF AWARENESS, COURAGE, AND HOPE."
—Mary Canty Merrill, Ph.D., author and editor Why Black Lives Matter (Too)

"HONORS THE EPIC STRUGGLE SHARED BY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WHO TRIUMPH OVER TRAUMA."
—Aberjhani, poet, historian, and co-author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance


    Photo: Baron Wolman

   Photo: Baron Wolman

David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW, is a faculty member of the Process Work Institute and spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. He speaks on the topics of shame, dreams, weight loss, social injustice, and alternative psychological paradigms. He is the author of Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology; he blogs for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post and counsels people internationally. For more information, visit www.davidbedrick.com.