The Dignity of Resistance: Women's Residents' Activism in Chicago Public Housing (Cambridge Series in Environment and Behavior Series)

The Dignity of Resistance: Women's Residents' Activism in Chicago Public Housing (Cambridge Series in Environment and Behavior Series)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521596862
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: Environment and Behavior Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Roberta M. Feldman is Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and the Co-Director of the City Design Center at the College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Susan Stall is Chair of the Sociology Department and Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sheila Radford-Hill; Preface and acknowledgments; Part I. Introduction: 1. Struggle for homeplace; Part II. Wentworth Gardens' Historic Context: 2. US public housing policies: Wentworth Gardens' historic backdrop; 3. Memory of a better past, reality of the present: the impetus for resident activism; Part III. Everyday Resistance in the Expanded Private Sphere: 4. The community household: the foundation of everyday resistance; 5. The local advisory council (LAC): a site of women-centered organizing; 6. Women-centered leadership: a case study; 7. The appropriation of homeplace: organizing for the spatial resources to sustain everyday life; Part IV. Transgressive Resistance in the Public Sphere: 8. The White Sox Battle: protest and betrayal; 9. Linking legal action and economic development: tensions and strains; 10. Becoming resident managers: a bureaucratic quagmire; Part V. Conclusions: 11. Resistance in context; Epilogue; Appendices; References; Index.

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