Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail

Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail

Frances Fox Piven


Have the bad fared top through engaging in traditional electoral politics or by way of undertaking mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the vintage Regulating The negative determine the successes and screw ups of those concepts as they study, during this provocative learn, 4 protest activities of lower-class teams in twentieth century America:
-- The mobilization of the unemployed throughout the nice melancholy that gave upward thrust to the staff' Alliance of America
-- the commercial moves that led to the formation of the CIO
-- The Southern Civil Rights Movement
-- The circulate of welfare recipients led by way of the nationwide Welfare Rights association.

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