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White Activists and the Burnout of Activists of Color

By Paul Gorski

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Informing Activists: What can be done about activist burnout?

Sharon Nepstad

What can be done about activist burnout?

Recommended Readings:


Nepstad, Sharon Erickson. 2004. “Persistent resistance: Commitment and community in the Plowshares movement.” Social Problems 51(1):43-60.


Bunnage, Leslie A. 2014. “Social movement engagement over the long haul: Understanding activist retention.” Sociology Compass 8(4):433-445.


Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. 2011. Patterns of protest: Trajectories of participation in social movements. Stanford University Press, 2011.

We would like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for their support of the Youth Activism Project through the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network.

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