Countervailing Forces in African-American Civic Activism 1973 - 1994 / Edition 1

Countervailing Forces in African-American Civic Activism 1973 - 1994 / Edition 1

by Fredrick C. Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521614139

ISBN-13: 9780521614139

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The changes in black activism since the civil rights movement can be characterized by a tug-of-war between black political power on one side and economic conditions in black communities on the other according to this study. As blacks gain greater access and influence within the political system, black participation in political activities increases while downward

Overview

The changes in black activism since the civil rights movement can be characterized by a tug-of-war between black political power on one side and economic conditions in black communities on the other according to this study. As blacks gain greater access and influence within the political system, black participation in political activities increases while downward turns in the economic conditions of black communities produce less civic involvement in black communities. Examining changes in black activism from the early 1970s to the 1990s, this tug-of-war demonstrates that the quest for black political empowerment and the realities of economic and social life act as countervailing forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521614139
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Good times and bad: trends in the economic, social, and political conditions of African Americans in the post-civil rights era; 3. Studying group activism: toward a macro approach to black civic participation; 4. Echoes of black civic activism: historical foundations and longitudinal considerations; 5. Shifting forces: modeling changes in post-civil rights black activism; 6. From margin to center: bringing structural forces into focus in the analysis of black activism.

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