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Mobilizing New York : AIDS, antipoverty, and feminist activism

Author: Tamar W Carroll
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]. ©2015
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examining three interconnected case studies, Tamar Carroll powerfully demonstrates the ability of grassroots community activism to bridge racial and cultural differences and effect social change. Drawing on a rich array of oral histories, archival records, newspapers, films, and photographs, Carroll shows how poor people transformed the antipoverty organisation Mobilization for Youth and shaped the subsequent War on  Read more...
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Carroll, Tamar W.
Mobilizing New York.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014034905
(OCoLC)893452577
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamar W Carroll
ISBN: 9781469619903 1469619903 9781469619897 146961989X
OCLC Number: 911179670
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 284 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Preface: making history --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
A cauldron within which new ideas can be tested out : MFY and the early war on poverty --
A grand cooker of a scene : MFY's outgrowths --
Everything then made sense : bridging the neighborhood and women's movements --
It was talking about my life : developing working-class feminism --
Turn anger, fear, grief into action : act up new york --
It saved my life : creating queer politics --
Epilogue: act up will be here again --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Tamar W. Carroll.

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Examining three interconnected case studies, Tamar Carroll powerfully demonstrates the ability of grassroots community activism to bridge racial and cultural differences and effect social change. Drawing on a rich array of oral histories, archival records, newspapers, films, and photographs, Carroll shows how poor people transformed the antipoverty organisation Mobilization for Youth and shaped the subsequent War on Poverty.

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An engagingly written book that makes major contributions to our understanding of various movements, such as the 1970s women's movement and the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). . . . [This] Read more...

 
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