Protest, activism and dissent - Research Guide

Example keywords and search terms

  • protest movements
  • occupy movement
  • peaceful protest or non-violent protest
  • civil resistance or civil disobediance
  • ideological protests
  • antiwar protests
  • political protests
  • activism
  • violent protest
  • riots or looting
  • oppression
  • environmental justice
  • voting rights
  • immigration
  • democracy

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Sample of online books

Below are a selection of online books and readings on the broad topic. We have more online books, journal articles, and sources in our Libraries Search and article databases. 

Documentary: Awake : a dream from Standing Rock

Record of the massive peaceful resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and underneath the Missouri River.

Documentary: #ReGENERATION : the politics of apathy & activism

Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and how a new generation of young people is coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. The film skillfully weaves commentary from some of the country's leading political and social analysts with personal observations from a collective of young musicians, a tight-knit group of suburban high-school students, and a young conservative family, providing a nuanced look at the myriad challenges facing the next generation of Americans. The result is as personal as it is political, as much a portrait of the contemporary political scene as of a generation of young people finding their way in uncertain times.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2024 12:32 PM