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Transforming places : lessons from Appalachia

Author: Stephen L Fisher; Barbara Ellen Smith
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this era of globalization's ruthless deracination, place attachments have become increasingly salient in collective mobilizations across the spectrum of politics. Like place-based activists in other resource-rich yet impoverished regions across the globe, Appalachians are contesting economic injustice, environmental degradation, and the anti-democratic power of elites. This collection of seventeen original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Fisher; Barbara Ellen Smith
ISBN: 9780252036668 0252036662 9780252078385 0252078381 9780252093760 0252093763
OCLC Number: 741273625
Language Note: English.
Description: viii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Go tell it on the mountains: place, identity, and culture --
Stop the bombs: local organizing with global reach / Ralph Hutchison --
RAIL solution: taking on Halliburton on the home front / Rees Shearer --
This land is your land: local organizing and the hegemony of growth / Nina Gregg ; Doug Gamble --
Identity matters: building an urban Appalachian movement in Cincinnati / Phillip J. Obermiller ; M. Kathryn Brown ; Donna Jones ; Michael E. Maloney ; Thomas E. Wagner --
Appalachian youth re-envisioning home, re-making identities / Katie Richards-Schuster ; Rebecca O'Doherty --
Resistance through community-based arts / Maureen Mullinax --
Where no one stands alone: bridging divides --
Organizing Appalachian women: hope lies in the struggle / Meredith Dean ; Edna Gulley ; Linda McKinney --
The southern empowerment project: homegrown organizing gone too soon / Jane Rostan ; Walter Davis --
Center for participatory change: cultivating grassrootssupport organizing / Craig White ; Paul Castelloe ; Molly Hemstreet ; Yaira Andrea Arias Soto ; Jeannette Butterworth --
Faith-based coalitions and organized labor: new forms of collaboration in the twenty-first century? / Jill Kriesky ; Daniel Swan --
Talking union in two languages: labor rights and immigrant workers in East Tennessee / Fran Ansley --
Climbing Jacob's ladder: scaling up --
Virginia organizing: the action is at the state level / Joe Szakos ; Ladelle McWhorter --
OxyContin flood in coal fields: "searching for higher ground" / Sue Ella Kobak --
Not your grandmother's agrarianism: The Community Farm Alliance's agrifood activism / Jenrose Fitzgerald ; Lisa Markowitz ; Dwight B. Billings --
Mountain justice / Cassie Robinson-Pfleger ; Randal Pfleger ; Ryan Wishart ; Dave Cooper --
Who knows? Who tells? Creating a knowledge commons / Anita Puckett ; Elizabeth Fine ; Mary Hufford ; Ann Kingsolver ; Betsy Taylor --
North and South: struggles over coal in Colombia and Appalachia / Aviva Chomsky ; Chad Montrie --
Conclusion: transformations in place / Barbara Ellen Smith ; Stephen L. Fisher.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith.

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