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Class matters : cross-class alliance building for middle-class activists

Author: Betsy Leondar-Wright
Publisher: Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Movements for social change could be more powerful it they had more class diversity -- a factor that has limited their size and clout in the past. But attempting to cross class barriers has  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Leondar-Wright
ISBN: 0865715238 9780865715233
OCLC Number: 930428904
Description: XI, 177 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: OVERVIEW -- Working Definitions; Reality Check: Who Has How Much Money?; How Did I Come to Write Class Matters?; Activists Interviewed for Class Matters; Why Do We Need Cross-Class Alliances?; Two Stories of Cross-Class Alliances; Are There Class Cultures? CLASS AND OUR OTHER IDENTITIES -- Identity Politics, Race, and Class; African American Class Dynamics; Sisterhood and Solidarity; GLBT and C; Working-Class White Men. SOME PLACES WE MEET -- Middle-Class Organisers in Working-Class Communities; Labour-Community Coalitions; Electoral Politics; Environmental Justice;Defending the Safety Net. OBSTACLES TO ALLIANCES -- Classism from Our Mouths; Internalised Classism; Working with Socially Conservative, Economically Progressive People; Unequal Control over Information and Money; Working-Class Rage and Mistrust; Counterculture Lifestyle Clashes; Invisible Walls; Inner Barriers for Middle-Class Activists; Dynamics with Owning-Class Activists. BUILDING ALLIANCES -- Tips from Working-Class Activists; Sharing Resources and Control; The Ally's Balancing Act; Reducing Classism in Non-profit Organisations; Walking the Talk in Our Individual Lives; Cross-Class Dialogue; Conclusion: Stepping Forward, Building Bridges. RESOURCES -- Organisations and Websites; A Few Great Books on Class; Discussion Questions; Sample Classism Workshop Agenda. INDEX.
Responsibility: Betsy Leondar-Wright.

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