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Local actions : cultural activism, power, and public life in America

Author: Melissa Checker; Maggie Fishman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
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Activism is alive and well in the United States, according to Melissa Checker and Maggie Fishman. It exists on large and small scales and thrives in unexpected places. Finding activism in backyards, art classes, and urban areas branded as ""ghettos, "" th.
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Local actions.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003059554
(OCoLC)52728761
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Checker; Maggie Fishman
ISBN: 0231502427 9780231502429
OCLC Number: 213305187
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 254 pages)
Contents: Foreword / Faye Ginsburg --
Introduction / Melissa Checker, Maggie Fishman --
Treading murky waters: day-to-day dilemmas in the construction of a pluralistic U.S. environmental movement / Melissa Checker --
Creating art, creating citizens: arts education as cultural activism / Maggie Fishman --
Creating a political space for American Indian economic development: Indian gaming and American Indian activism / Kate Spilde --
"The calculus of pain": violence, anthropological ethics, and the category transgender / David Valentine --
We shall overcome? Changing politics and changing sexuality in the ex-gay movement / Tanya Erzen --
Sins of our soccer moms: servant evangelism and the spiritual injuries of class / Omri Elisha --
Food fights: contesting "cultural diversity" in Crown Heights / Henry Goldschmidt --
FOBby or tight? "Multicultural day" and other struggles in two Silicon Valley high schools / Shalini Shankar --
Gathering "roots" and making history in the Korean adoptee community / Eleana Kim --
Activism and exile: palestinianness and the politics of solidarity / Rabab Abdulhadi.
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Checker and Maggie Fishman.
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