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Against LaborHow U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Employers have enjoyed a tremendous amount of power throughout American history. This nine-chapter collection examines that power as it relates to the so-called “labor question” or “labor problem,” ... More

Between Feminism and IslamHuman Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Zakia Salime

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816651337
eISBN:
9781452946085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816651337.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

There are two major women’s movements in Morocco: the Islamists who hold sharia as the platform for building a culture of women’s rights, and the feminists who use the United Nations’ framework to ... More

Body and SoulThe Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Alondra Nelson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676484
eISBN:
9781452948164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their ... More

Building Dignified WorldsGeographies of Collective Action

Building Dignified Worlds: Geographies of Collective Action

Gerda Roelvink

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816676170
eISBN:
9781452954240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676170.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores the question of how contemporary collectives are creating diverse, new forms of creative economies that arrange diverse peoples, animals, natural environments, technologies and ... More

Civic LaborsScholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. Mckerley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. This book brings together a collection of essays that explore long-standing themes in ... More

Cold War ProgressivesWomen's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Jacqueline Castledine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037269
eISBN:
9780252094439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In recognizing the relation between gender, race, and class oppression, American women of the postwar Progressive Party made the claim that peace required not merely the absence of violence, but also ... More

Combating Mountaintop RemovalNew Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Bryan T. McNeil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on powerful personal testimonies of the hazards of mountaintop removal in southern West Virginia, this book critically examines the fierce conflicts over this violent and increasingly ... More

Concrete JunglesUrban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Rivke Jaffe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190273583
eISBN:
9780190273620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Social Movements and Social Change

In the popular imagination, Caribbean islands represent tropical paradise. This image underlies the efforts of many environmentalists to protect Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and rainforests. ... More

Creating the WitnessDocumenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet

Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet

Leshu Torchin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676224
eISBN:
9781452948812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676224.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the beginning of the conflict in 2003, more than 300,000 lives have been lost in Darfur. Players of the video game Darfur Is Dying learn this sobering fact and more as they endeavor to ensure ... More

Demanding Child CareWomen's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Natalie M. Fousekis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

At the end of World War II, the federal government announced plans to terminate its public child care programs that had been established during the war for working mothers. In response, women in ... More

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