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Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia
Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia (May 1995)
Virginia Rinaldo Seitz - Author

An examination of the class and gender conditions of working-class women in the coal mining fields reveals how they struggled for development and change and how the struggle sometimes lead to empowerment.

"This book is a wonderful feminist exploration of a topic not often explored in the feminist literature--working class women in an isolated, rural setting. It pulls together a complex web of perspectives and avoids what...(Read More)
 
 
Autowork
Autowork (May 1995)
Robert Asher - Editor
Ronald Edsforth - Editor
Stephen Merlino - With assistance from

An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.

"This is an absolutely marvelous anthology surveying and analyzing the rich history and changing character of autowork in twentieth-century America. It is one of the few books that analyzes the auto industry and its workforce from its origins to the present." -- Stephen Meyer, author of The Five Dollar Day: Labor M...(Read More)
 
 
Native American Postcolonial Psychology
Native American Postcolonial Psychology (March 1995)
Eduardo Duran - Author
Bonnie Duran - Author

This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.
"This is a book about Native Americans written the way it should be." -- Russell Thornton, Dartmouth College
This book presents a theoretical discussion of problems and issues encountered in the Nat...(Read More)
 
 
The Federal Government and Urban Housing
The Federal Government and Urban Housing (March 1995)
Second Edition
R. Allen Hays - Author

This book provides a complete picture of federal housing and community development policy during the last sixty years. Since the first edition was published in 1985, the quality and quantity of published works on U.S. housing policy have increased considerably. But this book still stands out from other works in the breadth of its coverage and analysis. This second edition covers virtually every major program that has attempted to provide housing for...(Read More)
 
 
On the Shoulders of Merchants
On the Shoulders of Merchants (August 1994)
Exchange and the Mathematical Conception of Nature in Early Modern Europe
Richard W. Hadden - Author

This book shows how the universal quantification of science resulted from the routinization of commercial practices that were familiar in scientist's daily lives. Following the work of Franz Borkenau and Jacob Klein in the 1930s, the book describes the rise of the mechanistic world-view as a reification of relations of exchange in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Critical of more orthodox, positivist Marxist accounts of the rise of science...(Read More)
 
 
Capital and Communities in Black and White
Capital and Communities in Black and White (August 1994)
The Intersections of Race, Class, and Uneven Development
Gregory D. Squires - Author

Capital and Communities in Black and White explores the problems created by global economic restructuring, the decline of inner city neighborhoods, and the heightened racial conflicts in the United States.

"Squires has made an important contribution to the national debate over how America can build a more humane and rational social order." -- Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune

"Squires's timing co...(Read More)
 
 
Communicating for Development
Communicating for Development (April 1994)
A New Pan-Disciplinary Perspective
Andrew A. Moemeka - Editor

This book discusses the place of communication in economic development and social change, not only as it pertains to "developing" societies, but also as it relates to the "developed" societies where socio-economic advancement has created a pressing need for social change or the elimination of the dysfunctional effects of industrial development.

Addressed are historical development, theoretical perspectives, and implementation strategies and m...(Read More)
 
 
A Measure of Success
A Measure of Success (March 1994)
Protestants and Public Culture in Antebellum Cleveland
Michael J. McTighe - Author

This book examines the role Protestants played in the formation of the public culture of antebellum Cleveland, a developing commercial city typical of many cities throughout the Midwest. The author analyzes the extent to which, and the way in which, Protestants were able to exercise power in the city, concluding that they achieved a measure of success during the years 1836 to 1860, after which their power began to erode. As a framework for this an...(Read More)
 
 
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East (December 1993)
Struggles, Histories, Historiographies
Zachary Lockman - Editor

This book brings together for the first time the work of many of the leading scholars in the field of Middle East working-class history. Using historical material from nineteenth-century Syria, late Ottoman Anatolia, republican Turkey, Egypt from the late nineteenth century through the Sadat period, Iran before and after the overthrow of the Shah, and Ba`thist Iraq, the authors explore different forms and interpretations of working-class identity, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Gentle General
The Gentle General (October 1993)
Rose Pesotta, Anarchist and Labor Organizer
Elaine Leeder - Author

"This biography is long overdue." -- David Porter, State University of New York, Empire State College

This is the first major biography of Rose Pesotta, the organizer and vice president of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) from 1933 to 1944. After moving to the United States from the Ukraine in 1913, Pesotta became involved in the resurgence of the garment workers' industry, women's labor colleges, and labor activism. ...(Read More)
 
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