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Title Local democracy under siege : activism, public interests, and private politics / Dorothy Holland [and others]
Published New York : New York University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 302 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Experimenting with democracy -- Landscapes in transition -- Hope, fear, and political autobiography -- Racial framing -- Public goods for private ends : the redirection of schooling -- Local politics and the contemporary American scene -- Imagining local futures : who sets priorities for the present? -- Public business as usual -- Against American plutocracy : democratizing our communities, one by one -- Counter experiments for democracy : activism on new political terrain -- It's up to us : from local politics to a democratic America?
Summary 2007 Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) Book Award Complete List of Authors:Dorothy Holland, Donald M. Nonini, Catherine Lutz, Lesley Bartlett, Marla Frederick-McGlathery, Thaddeus C. Guldbrandsen, and Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. What is the state of democracy at the turn of the twenty-first century? To answer this question, seven scholars lived for a year in five North Carolina communities. They observed public meetings of all sorts, had informal and formal interviews with people, and listened as people conversed with each other at bus stops and barbershops, soccer games and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- North Carolina.
Political anthropology -- North Carolina.
Political culture -- North Carolina.
Political participation -- North Carolina.
North Carolina -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Holland, Dorothy C.
LC no. 2006030098
ISBN 0814790887 (electronic bk.)
9780814790885 (electronic bk.)