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Against LaborHow U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Employers have enjoyed a tremendous amount of power throughout American history. This nine-chapter collection examines that power as it relates to the so-called “labor question” or “labor problem,” ... More

All Our TrialsPrisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Emily L. Thuma

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence is a history of grassroots activism by, for, and about incarcerated domestic violence survivors, criminalized rape resisters, ... More

Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Robert J. Patterson (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Through its analysis of film, drama, fiction, visual culture, poetry, and other cultural -artifacts, Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights offers a fresh examination of how the historical ... More

Building the Black Arts MovementHoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Jonathan Fenderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is the first to document and analyze Hoyt Fuller’s profound influence on the Black Arts movement. Using historical snapshots of Fuller’s life and activism as a means to rethink the period, ... More

Civic LaborsScholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. Mckerley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. This book brings together a collection of essays that explore long-standing themes in ... More

Cold War ProgressivesWomen's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Jacqueline Castledine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037269
eISBN:
9780252094439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In recognizing the relation between gender, race, and class oppression, American women of the postwar Progressive Party made the claim that peace required not merely the absence of violence, but also ... More

Combating Mountaintop RemovalNew Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Bryan T. McNeil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on powerful personal testimonies of the hazards of mountaintop removal in southern West Virginia, this book critically examines the fierce conflicts over this violent and increasingly ... More

Demanding Child CareWomen's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Natalie M. Fousekis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

At the end of World War II, the federal government announced plans to terminate its public child care programs that had been established during the war for working mothers. In response, women in ... More

Disaster CitizenshipSurvivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Jacob A. C. Remes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039836
eISBN:
9780252097942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039836.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

A century ago, governments buoyed by Progressive Era beliefs began to assume greater responsibility for protecting and rescuing citizens. Yet the aftermath of two disasters in the United ... More

Disruption in DetroitAutoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom

Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom

Daniel J Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042010
eISBN:
9780252050756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042010.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

It is conventional wisdom that because of lucrative contracts negotiated by the United Auto Workers (UAW) under Walter Reuther's leadership, most autoworkers in the U.S. enjoyed steady work, ... More

The Fight for Asian American Civil RightsLiberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

The Fight for Asian American Civil Rights: Liberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

Sarah M. Griffith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041686
eISBN:
9780252050350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

During World War II, a group of American liberal Protestants set out to defend the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans interned without trial. The root of their wartime activism can be traced ... More

Global HomophobiaStates, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Meredith L. Weiss and Michael J. Bosia (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

While homophobia is commonly characterized as individual and personal prejudice, this book instead explores homophobia as a transnational political phenomenon. The book theorizes homophobia as a ... More

The Haymarket ConspiracyTransatlantic Anarchist Networks

The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Timothy Messer-Kruse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book traces the evolution of revolutionary anarchist ideas in Europe and their migration to the United States in the 1880s. A new history of the transatlantic origins of American anarchism, this ... More

Lost in the USAAmerican Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Deborah Gray White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

“Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March” is a book about Americans’ search for personal tranquility at the turn of the twenty-first century. It argues ... More

Prairie CrossingCreating an American Conservation Community

Prairie Crossing: Creating an American Conservation Community

John Scott Watson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039867
eISBN:
9780252097973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039867.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Carved out of century-old farmland near Chicago, the Prairie Crossing development is a novel experiment in urban public policy that preserves 69 percent of the land as open space. The for-profit ... More

Radicals in the HeartlandThe 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Michael V. Metz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Entering the 1960s, the University of Illinois typified “Middle America,” with its midwestern campus, middle-class enrollment, and midcentury quiescence—the unlikeliest of settings for protest, ... More

Saving the WorldA Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change

Saving the World: A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change

Emile G. McAnany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036774
eISBN:
9780252093876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036774.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on the pioneering works of Daniel Lerner, Everett Rogers, and Wilbur Schramm as well as the author's own personal experiences in the field, this book builds a new, historically cognizant ... More

Shelter from the MachineHomesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Jason G. Strange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing upon deep ethnographic fieldwork, and written in lively prose that weaves together story and evidence, the book explores contemporary homesteading in Appalachia as a means of resistance to ... More

We Are the UnionDemocratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Dana L. Cloud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book engages union reformers at Boeing in Wichita and Seattle to reveal how ordinary workers attempted to take command of their futures by chipping away at the cozy partnership between union ... More

We Are What We DrinkThe Temperance Battle in Minnesota

We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Sabine N. Meyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book eschews the generalities of other temperance histories to provide a close-grained story about the connections between alcohol consumption and identity in the upper Midwest. The book ... More

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