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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Resistance Studies

This guide supports activities of the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, which strives to understand the dynamic relations among forms of resistance and power and how they relate to social change.

Find books

Use the UMass Library Catalog to locate books at the UMass (and Five College) Libraries

Use WorldCat to locate books across the U.S. and beyond.

Use InterLibrary Loan to order items not available at the Five Colleges.

Selected Subject Headings for searching library catalogs (and many databases as well):

Anti-imperialist movements
Civilian-based defense
Civil disobedience
Direct action
Government, resistance to
Passive resistance
Power (Social Sciences)
Protest movements
Resistance (Philosophy)
Social movements

Selected keywords to try:
"civil resistance"
"nonviolent action"
"peace movement/activism"




Find e-books at UMass

UMass Amherst Libraries has access to several E-book collections. 

New books - Five Colleges

Selected titles at UMass

Locate books at the Du Bois Library

Call Number Locations

The Library Catalog provides a call number and location for each item. The call number consists of an alphanumeric string based on the Library of Congress classification system.

View an example of how to read a call number.

View a Directory of call numbers and the floors where you'll find the books.

Other books