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