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Audacious democracy : labor, intellectuals, and the social reconstruction of America

Author: Steve Fraser; Joshua Benjamin Freeman
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Counter The labor movement-reviled, held in contempt, or ignored for a generation-is making itself heard again. How can a newly aroused and combative labor movement restore social justice and economic security to postmodern America? This collection of essays by intellectuals and labor activists does nothing less than challenge the corporate domination of American life.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Audacious democracy.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997
(OCoLC)655583078
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fraser; Joshua Benjamin Freeman
ISBN: 0395866820 9780395866825
OCLC Number: 37037423
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Description: vi, 273 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: America needs a raise / John J. Sweeney --
History's geiger counter / Betty Friedan --
Family values and the invisible working class / Lillian B. Rubin --
Intellectuals and labor : a brief history / Eric Foner --
The people's flag is deepest red / Richard Rorty --
Planning for our futures / David Montgomery --
Building and changing : a new beginning at the AFL-CIO / Robert W. Welsh --
Education for worker empowerment / José La Luz --
Globalization and the American labor movement / Ron Blackwell --
The new reserve army of labor / Frances Fox Piven --
Seizing the time because the time is now : welfare repeal and labor reconstruction / Bill Fletcher, Jr. --
Down by law? History and prophecy about organizing in hard times and a hostile legal order / William E. Forbath --
Beyond identity politics : a modest precedent / Todd Gitlin --
The labor of whiteness, the whiteness of labor, and perils of whitewashing / Michael Eric Dyson --
Who is an American worker? Asian immigrants, race, and the national boundaries of class / Mae M. Ngai --
Women : the future of labor / Karen Nussbaum --
Black leadership and the labor movement / Manning Marable --
Labor and the intellectuals / Paul Berman --Intellectuals and unions : retrospect and prospect / Norman Birnbaum --
"The folks who brought you the weekend" : labor and independent politics / Joel Rogers --
Audacious democrats / Cornel West.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Fraser and Joshua B. Freeman.
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Counter The labor movement-reviled, held in contempt, or ignored for a generation-is making itself heard again. How can a newly aroused and combative labor movement restore social justice and economic security to postmodern America? This collection of essays by intellectuals and labor activists does nothing less than challenge the corporate domination of American life.

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