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Author Feldman, Roberta M.

Title The dignity of resistance : women residents' activism in Chicago public housing / Roberta M. Feldman, Susan Stall
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 388 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge series in environment and behavior
Cambridge series in environment and behavior.
Contents Struggles for homeplace -- U.S. Public Housing Policies : Wentworth Gardens' historic backdrop -- Memory of a better past, reality of the present : the impetus for resident activism -- The community household : the foundation of everyday resistance -- The Local Advisory Council (LAC) : a site of women-centered organizing -- Women-centered leadership : a case study -- The appropriation of homeplace : organizing for the spatial resources to sustain everyday life -- The WhiteSox "Battle" : protest and betrayal -- Linking legal action and economic development : tensions and strains -- Becoming resident managers : a bureaucratic quagmire -- Resistance in context
Summary This comprehensive case study chronicles the four decade history of Chicago's Wentworth Gardens public housing residents' grassroots activism. It explores why and how the African-American women residents creatively and effectively engaged in organizing efforts to resist increasing government disinvestment in public housing and the threat of demolition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-376) and index
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Subject African American women -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Community leadership -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Women in community organization -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Stall, Susan.
ISBN 1107321263 (electronic bk.)
9781107321267 (electronic bk.)