Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change

Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change

By: Stephen L. Fisher (author), Stephen L. Fisher (editor)Paperback

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Stephen L. Fisher is Hawthorne Professor of Political Science at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

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Stephen L. Fisher is Hawthorne Professor of Political Science at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction - Stephen L. Fisher Part I: Building Grassroots Citizen Organizations 1. Stopping the Bulldozers: What Difference Did It Made? - Mary Beth Bingman 2. Like a Flower Slowly Blooming: Highlander and the Nurturing of an Appalachian Movement - John M. Glen 3. Racism and Organizing in Appalachia - Don Manning-Miller 4. From Fussin' to Organizing: Individual and Collective Resistance at Yellow Creek - Sherry Cable 5. Save Or Cumberland Mountains: Growth and Change within a Grassroots Organization - Bill Allen 6. Practical Lessons in Community Organizing in Appalachia: What We've Learned at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth - Joe Szakos 7. The Community Farm Alliance in Kentucky: The Growth, Mistakes, and Lessons of the 1980s Farm Movement - Hal Hamilton and Ellen Ryan Part II: New Strategies in Labor Struggles 8. Appalachian Women Fight Back: Organizational Approaches to Nontraditional Job Advocacy - Chris Weiss 9. The Memory of Miners and the Conscience of Capital: Coalminers' Strikes as Free Spaces - Richard A. Couto 10. Singing Across Dark Spaces: The Union/Community Takeover of the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3 Coal Preparation Plant - Jim Sessions and Fran Ansley 11. The People's Respirator: Coalition Building and the Black Lung Association - Bennett M. Judkins Part III: Culture, Class, and Gender in Appalachian Resistance Movements 12. Sowing on the Mountain: Nurturing Cultural Roots and Creativity for Community Change - Guy and Candie Carawan 13. Engendering the Struggle: Women's Labor and Tradition of Resistance in Rural Southern Appalachia - Mary K. Anglin 14. Appalachian Studies, Resistance, and Postmodernism - Alan Banks, Dwight Billings, and Karen Tice 15. Politics, Expressive Form, and Historical Knowledge in a Blue Ridge Resistance Movement - Stephen William Foster 16. Conclusion: New Populist Theory and the Study of Dissent in Appalachia - Stephen L. Fisher Dissent in Appalachia: A Bibliography - Stephen L. Fisher Directory of Organizations List of Contributors

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780877229773
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780877229773
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0877229775

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