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Local Actions: Cultural Activism, Power, and Public Life in America

 
 
 
 
Local Actions: Cultural Activism, Power, and Public Life in America
Author: Melissa Checker - Maggie Fishman
ISBN 13: 9780231128513
ISBN 10: 231128517
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2004-02-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
List Price: $35.00
 
 

Ten absorbing studies present activist groups across the country — from transgender activists in New York City, to South Asian teenagers in Silicon Valley, to evangelical Christians and Palestinian Americans — and examines a social change effort as it unfolds on the ground. Through their anthropological approach these portraits of American society suggest the inherent possibilities in identity-based organizing and offer crucial in-depth perspectives on such hotly debated topics as multiculturalism and the culture wars, the environment, racism, public education, Native American rights, and the Christian right.