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Left elsewhere : finding the future in radial rural America / Elizabeth Catte, editor.

Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Boston Review, 2019.
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Book
119 pages ; 27 cm.
Series:
Boston Review forum
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Subjects:
Poverty -- United States.
Rural poor -- United States -- Interviews.
Rural poor -- Appalachian Region.
Poverty.
Rural poor.
Appalachian Region.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Interviews.
Summary:
"Rural spaces," writes Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, "are often thought of as places absent of things, from people of color to modern amenities to radical politics. The truth, as usual, is more complicated." With activists, historians, and political scientists as guides, Left Elsewhere explores the radical politics of rural America--its past, its priorities, and its moral commitments--that mainstream progressives overlook. This volume shows how these communities are fighting, and winning, some of the left's biggest battles. From novel health care initiatives in the face of the opioid crisis to living wages for teachers, these struggles do not fall neatly into the "puny language," as Rev. William Barber says, of Democrat or Republican. Instead they help us rethink the rural-urban opposition at the heart of U.S. politics. The future of the left, this collection argues, could be found elsewhere.--Publisher's website
Contents:
Left elsewhere Forum / Elizabeth Catte - - Forum responses : Why institutions drive change / Michael Kazin - - Class matters / Nancy Isenberg - - The Last steep ascent / Bob Moser - - Legacies of resistance / Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson - - Left behind / Elaine C. Kamarck - - Don't blame capitalism / Matt Stoller- - The Radical history of Appalachian women activists / Jessica Wilkerson - - Queer in rural America / Hugh Ryan - - Selling progress in Appalachia / Ruy Teixeira - - What we talk about when we talk about the working class / Elizabeth Catte - Essays: Teachers with guns / Thomas Baxter - - The Most radical city on the planet / Makani Themba - - What activists know about fighting the opioid crisis / Lesly-Marie Buer - Every crucifixion needs a witness / William J. Barber interviewed by Toussaint Loiser - - Bad neighbors / Robin McDowell
Contributor:
Catte, Elizabeth, editor.
Kazin, Michael, contributor
Isenberg, Nancy, contributor.
Moser, Bob, contributor.
Henderson, Ash-Lee Woodard, contributor
Kamarck, Elaine C., contributor
Stoller, Matt, contributor
Wilkerson, Jessica, contributor
Ryan, Hugh, contributor.
Teixeira, Ruy, contributor.
Baxter, Thomas, contributor.
Themba, Makani, contributor
Buer, Lesly-Marie, contributor
Barber, William, II, interviewee
Losier, Toussaint, interviewer.
McDowell, Robin, contributor.
ISBN:
9781946511409
1946511404
OCLC:
1054371640