Community Activism and Feminist Politics: Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender / Edition 1

Community Activism and Feminist Politics: Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender / Edition 1

by Nancy Naples
     
 

This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.See more details below

Overview

This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415916301
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/20/1997
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Women's Community Activism and Feminist Activist Research1
Ch. 1Whose Feminism, Whose History?: Reflections on Excavating the History of (the) US Women's Movement(s)31
Ch. 2Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism: A Reconsideration of Cultural Feminism57
Ch. 3Reconceptualizing Agency in Domestic Violence Court81
Ch. 4Conversation, Research, and Struggles over Schooling in an African American Community107
Ch. 5Challenging Power: Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women129
Ch. 6Producing the Battered Woman: Shelter Politics and the Power of the Feminist Voice151
Ch. 7Navigating the Anti-Immigrant Wave: The Korean Women's Hotline and the Politics of Community175
Ch. 8Latina Immigrant Women and Paid Domestic Work: Upgrading the Occupation199
Ch. 9Class, Gender, and Resistance in the Appalachian Coalfields213
Ch. 10Gender, Race, and Community Activism: Competing Strategies in the Struggle for Public Education237
Ch. 11"The Community Needs to be Built by Us": Women Organizing in Chicago Public Housing257
Ch. 12Creating Community: Mexican American Women in Eastside Los Angeles275
Ch. 13Work, Politics, and Coalition Building: Hmong Women's Activism in a Central California Town301
Ch. 14Women's Community Activism: Exploring the Dynamics of Politicization and Diversity327
References351
Permissions389
Contributors391
Index395

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