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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week – This is an Uprising

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week – This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century by Mark Engler and Paul Engler

This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century by Mark Engler and Paul Engler cover

“From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. Yet, in this book, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.

With incisive insights from contemporary activists, as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Gene Sharp, and Frances Fox Piven, the Englers show how people with few resources and little conventional influence are engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics.

Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code. This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, we pass up the chance to understand a critical phenomenon—and to harness its power to create lasting change”. -– From the website for the book:

See our previous Books of the Week here.

Ask a librarian to help you find this or other resources on this topic.

MLA/APA Help-a-thon

WHAT: It’s that time of the semester….

Bring in your questions or problem citations and meet one-on-one with a librarian for how-to advice on citing sources and formatting your research papers.


WHEN: Drop in anytime during any of these two hour sessions:

• Tuesday, May 17th 2-4 PM

• Thursday, May 26th 12 –2 PM

• Thursday, May 26th 5-7 PM

WHERE: Library Lab (E101-B)

MLA/APA Help-a-thon

LaGuardia Library Books of the Week – Humor Month

In Celebration of Humor Month

(Okay, it was last month… did you hear the one about the tardy librarian?)

Aziz Ansari Modern Romance'' Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy'' Melissa Rivers book of Joan''

Biscuit for Your Thoughts cover ''

mindy kaling why not me' humour a short introduction cover' Moira Marsh Practically Joking cover'

Ask a librarian for assistance in finding funny stuff.

See our previous Books of the Week here.

LaGuardia Library Journals of the Week – Poetry Month

In Celebration of Poetry Month – Journals of the Week

You can find poetry through our databases and some great websites. Here are 5 highly regarded poetry journals you can access through the library:

Kenyon Review logo''
Poetry Magazine logo''

American Poetry Review logo'' Ploughshares logo''

Threepenny Review logo'

You can also search for work by particular poets in our databases.

Try Onesearch to look for work in all formats-books, newspapers, magazines, videos, and audiorecordings!

Many of our databases include poetry (JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, Humanities Source, Granger’s, etc). Ask a librarian for a recommendation.

The Poetry Foundation (publisher of Poetry Magazine) is another great place to look for poems on particular subjects.

Ask a librarian for help with all of these tools!

See our previous Books of the Week here.