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

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

by Nancy A. Naples
     
 

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415910255
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IIntroduction
1Women Warriors in the War on Poverty1
Pt. IIThe U.S. War on Poverty
2Contradictions of New Careers39
3Community Action in Differing Political Contexts63
Pt. IIIMotivations and Inspirations for Community Work
4Pathways to Community Work83
5Activist Mothering, Community Caretaking, and Civic Work109
Pt. IVThe Gendered Politics of Community Work
6Dynamics of Race, Class, and Feminist Praxis131
7Intergenerational Continuity of Community Work155
Pt. VConclusion: Lessons for a Renewed War on Poverty
8Shifting Standpoints on Politics and the State179
App. AMethodological Considerations203
App. BA Demographic Profile of the Community Workers Interviewed, 1983-1985207
App. CDon't Bother Voting in Poverty Elections, 1966209
App. DAmending the War on Poverty210
App. EPermissible and Prohibited Activities, PAAC 1966212
App. FMap of Philadelphia's Twelve Poverty Areas, 1965215
App. GMaximum Participation Movement, Philadelphia 1966216
Notes219
References249
Index271

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