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Mahatma Gandhi
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements (2012)
  • Lester R. Kurtz, George Mason University
Abstract

Mahatma Gandhi, is widely cited by contemporary activists as a source of inspiration and strategies. Gandhi was arguably unparalleled at mobilizing resources, taking advantage of – and creating – political opportunities, and effectively framing such messages as justice, equality, and independence or freedom (Swaraj, self-reliance). His legacy has almost become a cliché among movement organizers worldwide.

Publication Date
2012
Editor
David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, Doug McAdam
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Citation Information
Lester R. Kurtz. "Mahatma Gandhi" The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lester_kurtz/39/