Popular Books on Social Activism

Author: Sherry Helms

Social activism is an intentional action with an aim of bringing about social change/s. If you feel strongly about a social issue and its cause, you must work towards bringing a positive change in the same. You can start your journey from poor condition to better situation of the social issue of your concern by reading well-composed socially concerned books written by some eminent social activists that will appropriately whet your appetite for Social Activism.

Our online bookstore, Printsasia.com, is flooded with Books on Social Activism, out of which we’ve extracted some of the most popular titles for you. Here are the same:

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America – one of the most talked about books of the year, this book reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategies for survival. Barbara Ehrenreich come out with book after having spent her days with Americans working for poverty-level wages. To find out how can anyone survive on $6 to $7 an hour, she moved from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, taking the cheapest lodgings available and accepting work on lowest wage, and come out with a revelation that even the “lowliest” occupations require exhausting mental and physical efforts.

Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan – This book is an effort by humanitarian Greg Mortenson, the author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea, towards promoting peace in through education. Based on the personal stories and case studies of the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, this book reflects author’s broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy while touching on military matters, Islam, and women.

The End of Poverty – Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025 which you can learn about in this book. His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education. Through this book, Sachs offers the readers a clear understanding, not of how daunting the world’s problems are, but of how solvable they are—and why making the effort is a matter both of moral obligation and strategic self-interest.

Rules for Radicals – This a very best guide of Social Activism. Written by Saul Alinsky, a leader of the 70s movements whose lessons continue relevant today, this book counsels young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Since its first publication in 1971, this book has kept inspiring readers and social thinkers for bringing changes while being on ground level.

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor – Internationally acclaimed physician and anthropologist, Paul Farmer, uses harrowing stories of life and death in extreme situations in the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas to interrogate our understanding of Human Rights that include the most basic rights of all: food, shelter and health. In this compelling book, Farmer captures the central dilemma of our times – the increasing disparities of health and well-being within and among societies.

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement – Written by Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman, this is the international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. This thought-proving book is a critical analysis of democratic governments that, on contrast, have put limits to the freedom of their respective citizens on the base of national security.

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