BN.com Gift Guide

Grassroots Warriors: Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$44.84
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$33.71
(Save 32%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $11.01   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   

Overview

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Karen Kahn
...I appreciated Naples' focus on the commitment to community that her narrators expressed in word as well as deed; we need these stories to challenge the stereotypes of lazy, dependent welfare queens that have propelled the social welfare policies of the 1990s. -- Women's Review of Books
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415910255
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Series: Perspectives on Gender Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. I Introduction
1 Women Warriors in the War on Poverty 1
Pt. II The U.S. War on Poverty
2 Contradictions of New Careers 39
3 Community Action in Differing Political Contexts 63
Pt. III Motivations and Inspirations for Community Work
4 Pathways to Community Work 83
5 Activist Mothering, Community Caretaking, and Civic Work 109
Pt. IV The Gendered Politics of Community Work
6 Dynamics of Race, Class, and Feminist Praxis 131
7 Intergenerational Continuity of Community Work 155
Pt. V Conclusion: Lessons for a Renewed War on Poverty
8 Shifting Standpoints on Politics and the State 179
App. A Methodological Considerations 203
App. B A Demographic Profile of the Community Workers Interviewed, 1983-1985 207
App. C Don't Bother Voting in Poverty Elections, 1966 209
App. D Amending the War on Poverty 210
App. E Permissible and Prohibited Activities, PAAC 1966 212
App. F Map of Philadelphia's Twelve Poverty Areas, 1965 215
App. G Maximum Participation Movement, Philadelphia 1966 216
Notes 219
References 249
Index 271
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)