Communities in Economic Crisis: Appalachia and the South (Google eBook)

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John Gaventa, Barbara E. Smith, Alex W. Willingham
Temple University Press, 2011 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Hard times are no stranger to the people of Appalachia and the South. Earlier books have documented the low wages of the textile industry, boom-and-bust cycles of coal mining, and debt peonage of Southern agriculture that have established a heritage of poverty that endures. This book is a unique collection of essays by people who are actively involved in the efforts to challenge economic injustice in these regions and to empower the residents to build democratic alternatives.
  

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1 It Has to Come from the People Responding to Plant Closings in Ivanhoe Virginia
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People Power Working for the Future In the East Kentucky Coalfields
29
Voices from the Coalfields How Miners Families Understand the Crisis of Coal
38
Women Miners Can Dig It Too
53
Organizing Women for Local Economic Development
61
Organizing Rural Tobacco Farmers Central Kentucky in Global Context
73
From the Mountains to the Maquiladoras A Case Study of Capital Flight and Its Impact on Workers
85
Betrayal of Trust The Impact of Economic Development Policy upon Working Citizens
96
The Mayhaw Tree An Informal Case Study in Homegrown Rural Economic Development
158
Saturn Tomorrows Jobs Yesterdays Myths
175
Environmentalism Economic Blackmail and Civil Rights Competing Agendas Within the Black Community
190
New Work Force New Organizing The Experience of Women Office Workers and 9to5
200
The Changing International Division of Labor Links with Southern Africa
211
CommunityBased Economics Education A Personal Cultural and Political Project
227
Interactions of Economics and Spirituality Some Perspectives from Creole Culture
242
Toward a Human Service Economy
251

Worker Organizing in South Carolina A CommunityBased Approach
108
Voting Rights and Community Empowerment Political Struggle in the Georgia Black Belt
123
Race Development and the Character of Black Political Life in Bogalusa Louisiana
138
Economic Slavery or Hazardous Wastes? Robeson Countys Economic Menu
146
National Economic Renewal Programs and Their Implications for Appalachia and the South
263
Toward a New Debate Development Democracy and Dignity
279
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John Gaventa is a Fellow with the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK.

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