Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929 / Edition 1

Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929 / Edition 1

by Dana Frank
ISBN-10:
0521467144
ISBN-13:
9780521467148
Pub. Date:
11/28/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929 / Edition 1

This book analyzes consumer organizing tactics and the decline of the Seattle labor movement in the 1920s, as a case study of the U.S. labor movement in the 1920s. The book examines the transformation of the movement after the famous Seattle General Strike of 1919 by showing that workers organized not only at the point of production, but through politicized consumption as well, employing boycotts, cooperatives, labor-owned businesses, and union label promotion. It pays special attention to the gender dynamics of labor's consumer campaigns, as trade union men sought to persuade their wives to "shop union," and to the racial dynamics of campaigns organized by white workers against Seattle's Japanese-American businesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521467148
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 349
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Vision: 1. Solidarity; 2. Cooperatives; 3. Labor Capitalism; Part II. Revision: 4. Counterattack; 5. Boycotts; 6. Depression; 7. Accommodations; Part III. Contraction: 8. Harmony; 9. Label Unionism; Conclusion; Index.

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