The Persistent Activist

J. V.Downton, J. Downton, Jr. & P.E Wehr
January 1, 1997

This book draws on in-depth interviews with the activists who have remained in communities during and after periods of tension, threats and violence. Their stories reveal how commitment to a social movement is created and sustained. This work draws upon collective action theory and the various aspects of peace movement: leadership, ideology, organizations, rituals and friendship groups.