American Resistance traces activists from the day after Trump's inauguration to the 2018 mid-term elections, asking who are the people protesting? How do they take their activism from the street to the ballot box? And can outrage fuel a long term resistance movement?
Fisher uses innovative data gathering methods along with interviews of the people marching to find that today's political activism is driven by middle age, highly educated, white women, and fueled by the rise of distributed organizing, which makes activism possible by anyone from anywhere, wherever and whenever it is needed the most.
Dana Fisher is professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, College Park. She will offer a post-election analysis of how activists influenced or didn't the election results.
More information about the book can be found here: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/american-resistance/9780231187640