City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States

City Trenches Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States In City Trenches Ira Katznelson looks at an important phenomenon of the sixties the resurgence of community activism and explains its sources challenges and failure Katznelson argues that the Ameri

  • Title: City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States
  • Author: Ira Katznelson
  • ISBN: 9780226426730
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • In City Trenches, Ira Katznelson looks at an important phenomenon of the sixties the resurgence of community activism and explains its sources, challenges, and failure Katznelson argues that the American working class perceives workplace politics and community politics as separate and distinct spheres, a perception that defeats attempts to address grievances or raise demaIn City Trenches, Ira Katznelson looks at an important phenomenon of the sixties the resurgence of community activism and explains its sources, challenges, and failure Katznelson argues that the American working class perceives workplace politics and community politics as separate and distinct spheres, a perception that defeats attempts to address grievances or raise demands that break the rules of local politics or of bread and butter unionism He supports his thesis with an absorbing case study of Washington Heights Inwood, a multiethnic working class community in Manhattan.

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    1. Interesting rumination on how the structure of American politics and space constrained labor from developing a more global, less workplace focused worldview.

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