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

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Political Science - 285 pages
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This volume explores the connections among motherhood, work, politics, and community in low-income urban environments. The author interviewed more than sixty women - African, American, Latina American, and white - who have fought for social justice and economic survival in low-income neighbourhoods in New York City and Philadelphia. Many of the women profiled have been/are single mothers, receiving welfare, and living in supposedly blighted urban areas.
  

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Contents

The U S War on Poverty
39
Motivations and Inspirations for Community Work
83
The Gendered Politics of Community Work
131
Conclusion Lessons for a Renewed War on Poverty
179
Appendices
203
Dont Bother Voting in Poverty Elections 1966
209
Notes
219
References
249
Index
271
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About the author (1998)

Nancy A. Naples is Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of many books, including "Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research" and "Grassroots Warriors: Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty".

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