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978-0-226-42673-0 / 9780226426730

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

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Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In City Trenches, Ira Katznelson looks at an important phenomenon of the sixtiesthe resurgence of community activismand 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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