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Cooperatives in New Orleans : collective action and urban development

Author: Anne Gessler
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cooperatives have been central to the development of New Orleans. Anne Gessler asserts that local cooperatives have reshaped its built environment by changing where people interact and with whom, helping them collapse social hierarchies and envision new political systems. Gessler tracks many neighborhood cooperatives, spanning from the 1890s to the present, whose alliances with union, consumer, and social justice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gessler, Anne,
Cooperatives in New Orleans
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
(DLC) 2019053410
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Gessler
ISBN: 9781496827616 1496827619 9781496827579 1496827570
OCLC Number: 1153564388
Description: vii, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Unearthing a genealogy of grassroots economic development --
Section One: Utopian socialist cooperatives --
The Brotherhood of Co-operative Commonweath: modernizing infrastructure and public welfare at the dawn of the Twentieth Century --
Section Two: Rochdale cooperatives --
The New Orleans Housewives' League: white women's political equality and consumer reform --
The Consumers' Co-operative Union: embedding integrated popular front and war on poverty social programs in the South --
Section Three: Hybrid racial justice cooperatives --
Albert Dent and the Free Southern Theater: intergenerational civil rights cooperatives and the fight against racialized economic inequality --
The Louisiana Association of Cooperatives and Gathering Tree Growers' Collective: rebuilding a cooperative food economy in Katrina's aftermath --
Conclusion: Hope for a cooperative life: forecasting cooperative trends --
Notes --
Reference list --
Index.
Responsibility: Anne Gessler.

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Cooperatives have been central to the development of New Orleans. Anne Gessler asserts that local cooperatives have reshaped its built environment by changing where people interact and with whom,  Read more...

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