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The Resource Missing class : strengthening social movement groups by seeing class cultures, Betsy Leondar-Wright

Missing class : strengthening social movement groups by seeing class cultures, Betsy Leondar-Wright

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Missing class : strengthening social movement groups by seeing class cultures
Title
Missing class
Title remainder
strengthening social movement groups by seeing class cultures
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Leondar-Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
Many activists worry about the same few problems in their groups: low turnout, inactive members, conflicting views on racism, overtalking, and offensive violations of group norms. But in searching for solutions to these predictable and intractable troubles, progressive social movement groups overlook class culture differences. In Missing Class, Betsy Leondar-Wright uses a class-focused lens to show that members with different class life experiences tend to approach these problems differently. This perspective enables readers to envision new solutions that draw on the strengths of all class cultures to form the basis of stronger cross-class and multiracial movements. The first comprehensive empirical study of US activist class cultures, Missing Class looks at class dynamics in 25 groups that span the gamut of social movement organizations in the United States today, including the labor movement, grassroots community organizing, and groups working on global causes in the anarchist and progressive traditions. Leondar-Wright applies Pierre Bourdieu's theories of cultural capital and habitus to four class trajectories: lifelong working-class and poor; lifelong professional middle class; voluntarily downwardly mobile; and upwardly mobile.Compellingly written for both activists and social scientists, this book describes class differences in paths to activism, attitudes toward leadership, methods of conflict resolution, ways of using language, diversity practices, use of humor, methods of recruiting, and group process preferences. Too often, we miss class. Missing Class makes a persuasive case that seeing class culture differences could enable activists to strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances for social justice
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Leondar-Wright, Betsy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social classes
  • Social movements
  • Speech and social status
  • Class consciousness
  • Intercultural communication
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Class consciousness
  • Intercultural communication
  • Social classes
  • Social movements
  • Speech and social status
  • United States
Label
Missing class : strengthening social movement groups by seeing class cultures, Betsy Leondar-Wright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: activist class cultures as a key to movement building -- Why look through a class lens? : five stories through three lenses -- Applying class concepts to US activists -- Four class categories of activists and their typical group troubles -- Movement traditions and their class cultural troubles -- Where is everybody? : approaches to recruitment and group cohesion -- Class speech differences I : humor and laughter -- Activating the inactive : leadership and group process solutions that backfire -- Class speech differences II : abstract and concrete vocabulary -- Class speech differences III : racial terms -- Diversity ironies : clashing anti-racism frames and practices -- Class speech differences IV : talking long, talking often -- Overtalkers : coping with the universal pet peeve -- Class speech differences V : anger, swearing, and insults -- Activists behaving badly : responses to extreme behavior violations -- Class speech differences VI : missing class talk -- Conclusion : building a movement with the strengths of all class cultures
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ocn874563407
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780801470714
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt5930rx
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874563407
Label
Missing class : strengthening social movement groups by seeing class cultures, Betsy Leondar-Wright
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: activist class cultures as a key to movement building -- Why look through a class lens? : five stories through three lenses -- Applying class concepts to US activists -- Four class categories of activists and their typical group troubles -- Movement traditions and their class cultural troubles -- Where is everybody? : approaches to recruitment and group cohesion -- Class speech differences I : humor and laughter -- Activating the inactive : leadership and group process solutions that backfire -- Class speech differences II : abstract and concrete vocabulary -- Class speech differences III : racial terms -- Diversity ironies : clashing anti-racism frames and practices -- Class speech differences IV : talking long, talking often -- Overtalkers : coping with the universal pet peeve -- Class speech differences V : anger, swearing, and insults -- Activists behaving badly : responses to extreme behavior violations -- Class speech differences VI : missing class talk -- Conclusion : building a movement with the strengths of all class cultures
Control code
ocn874563407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470714
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5930rx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874563407

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