Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change

Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change

by Stephen Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877229775

ISBN-13: 9780877229773

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Temple University Press

Sixteen original essays document the extent and variety of citizen resistance and struggle in the Appalachian region since 1960. The contributors-all organizers or activist intellectuals-describe how and why some of the dramatic Appalachian resistance efforts and strategies have arisen.

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Sixteen original essays document the extent and variety of citizen resistance and struggle in the Appalachian region since 1960. The contributors-all organizers or activist intellectuals-describe how and why some of the dramatic Appalachian resistance efforts and strategies have arisen.

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ISBN-13:
9780877229773
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,046,694
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IBuilding Grassroots Citizen Organizations
1Stopping the Bulldozers: What Difference Did It Make?17
2Like a Flower Slowly Blooming: Highlander and the Nurturing of an Appalachian Movement31
3Racism and Organizing in Appalachia57
4From Fussin' to Organizing: Individual and Collective Resistance at Yellow Creek69
5Save Our Cumberland Mountains: Growth and Change within a Grassroots Organization85
6Practical Lessons in Community Organizing in Appalachia: What We've Learned at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth101
7The Community Farm Alliance in Kentucky: The Growth, Mistakes, and Lessons of the Farm Movement of the 1980s123
Pt. IINew Strategies in Labor Struggles
8Appalachian Women Fight Back: Organizational Approaches to Nontraditional Job Advocacy151
9The Memory of Miners and the Conscience of Capital: Coal Miners' Strikes as Free Spaces165
10Singing Across Dark Spaces: The Union/Community Takeover of Pittston's Moss 3 plant195
11The People's Respirator: Coalition Building and the Black Lung Association225
Pt. IIICulture, Class, and Gender in Appalachian Resistance Movements
12Sowing on the Mountain: Nurturing Cultural Roots and Creativity for Community Change245
13Engendering the Struggle: Women's Labor and Traditions of Resistance in Rural Southern Appalachia263
14Appalachian Studies, Resistance, and Postmodernism283
15Politics, Expressive Form, and Historical Knowledge in a Blue Ridge Resistance Movement303
16Conclusion: New Populist Theory and the Study of Dissent in Appalachia317
Dissent in Appalachia: A Bibliography339
Directory of Organizations361
List of Contributors363

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