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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

Comedy and CritiqueStand-Up Comedy and the Professional Ethos of Laughter

Comedy and Critique: Stand-Up Comedy and the Professional Ethos of Laughter

Daniel R. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200157
eISBN:
9781529200195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Comedy & Critique is a sociological inquiry which seeks to engage with the art-world of the stand-up comedian as well as providing an interpretation of comedic works. It demonstrates a correspondence ... 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

Digital Feminist ActivismGirls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

In recent years, feminists have turned to digital technologies and social media platforms to dialogue, network, and organize against contemporary sexism, misogyny, and rape culture. The emergence of ... More

Disaster CitizenshipSurvivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Jacob A. C. Remes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

A century ago, governments buoyed by Progressive Era beliefs began to assume greater responsibility for protecting and rescuing citizens. Yet the aftermath of two disasters in the United ... More

Disruption in DetroitAutoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom

Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom

Daniel J Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042010
eISBN:
9780252050756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042010.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

It is conventional wisdom that because of lucrative contracts negotiated by the United Auto Workers (UAW) under Walter Reuther's leadership, most autoworkers in the U.S. enjoyed steady work, ... More

Domestic Workers of the World Unite!A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Domestic Workers of the World Unite!: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Jennifer N. Fish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479848676
eISBN:
9781479827442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479848676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book chronicles the formation of the world’s first domestic worker movement, from the grassroots to global activism. It tells the story of individual women who not only struggled to gain rights ... More

The Dynamics of RadicalizationA Relational and Comparative Perspective

The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Eitan Y. Alimi, Lorenzo Bosi, and Chares Demetriou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199937707
eISBN:
9780190236601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This book advances a theoretical synthesis to explaining radicalization. Treating radicalization as a process along which a member organization of a broad social movement shifts from predominantly ... More

The Fight for Asian American Civil RightsLiberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

The Fight for Asian American Civil Rights: Liberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

Sarah M. Griffith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041686
eISBN:
9780252050350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

During World War II, a group of American liberal Protestants set out to defend the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans interned without trial. The root of their wartime activism can be traced ... More

Fighting for PeaceVeterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement

Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement

Lisa Leitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680450
eISBN:
9781452948522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680450.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a window into an intriguing and previously unexamined segment of the anti-Iraq War movement comprised of veterans and military families. The book documents important political and ... More

Fires on the BorderThe Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Rosemary Hennessy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The history of the maquiladoras has been punctuated by workers’ organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, this book’s author was ... More

Free BurmaTransnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

John G. Dale

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646463
eISBN:
9781452945897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

When the military’s ruling party violently quashed Burma’s pro-democracy movement, diplomatic condemnation quickly followed—to little effect. But when Burma’s activists began linking the movement to ... More

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