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Grassroots warriors : activist mothering, community work, and the war on poverty

Author: Nancy A Naples
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Perspectives on gender (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the connections among motherhood, work, politics and the community in low-income urban environments. It reveals the significant legacies of the social movements of the 1960s as well as the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy A Naples
ISBN: 0415910242 9780415910248 0415910250 9780415910255
OCLC Number: 37705259
Description: x, 285 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Introduction --
Women warriors in the war on poverty --
pt. 2: The U.S. war on poverty --
Contradictions of new careers --
pt. 3: Motivations and inspirations for community work --
Pathways to community work --
Activist mothering, community caretaking, and civic work --
pt. 4: The gendered politics of community work --
Dynamics of race, class and feminist praxis --
Intergenerational continuity of community work --
pt. 5: Conclusion: Lessons for a renewed war on poverty --
Shifting standpoints on politics and the state --
Appendices.
Series Title: Perspectives on gender (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Nancy A. Naples.
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