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Karen Brodkin is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Karen Brodkin is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of "Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles" and "How Jews Became White Folks: And What That Says About Race in America" (both Rutgers University Press).

Power Politics" is a study of a grassroots campaign where longtime labor and environmental allies found themselves on opposite sides of a conflict pitting good jobs against good air. Karen Brodkin analyzes how those issues came. Karen Brodkin analyzes how those issues came to be opposed and unpacks the racial and class dynamics that shape Americans' grasp of labor and environmental issues. Start reading Power Politics on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Home Browse Books Book details, Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South. Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles. This book tells the story of a successful grassroots campaign against building an electric power plant in a part of Los Angeles County already burdened with polluted air. Its heart is the story of how the environmental justice organization Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and its youth group, Youth for Environmental Justice (Youth-EJ), went about defeating a power plant during 2000 and 2001, when California seemed to be in the midst of its worst electricity shortage ever.

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In the late 1990s, when California's deregulation of the production and sale of electricpower created massive energy shortages a group of environmental justice activists, largely high school students, blocked construction of a power plant in their working-class Mexican and Central American neighborhoods. Power Politics is a study of this grassroots campaign and the racial and class dynamics that shape Americans' grasp of labor and environmental issues. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Politics.

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Karen Brodkin analyzes how those issues came to be opposed and in doing so unpacks the racial and class dynamics that shape Americans' grasp of labor and environmental issues. Power Politics' activists stood at the forefront of a movement that is building broad-based environmental coalitions and placing social justice at the heart of a new and robust vision.

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In the late 1990s, when California's deregulation of the production and sale of electric power created massive energy shortages, a group of environmental justice activists blocked construction of a power plant in their working-class Mexican and Central American neighborhoods. Why did they choose this battle? And how did the largely high school student activists come to prevail in the face of statewide political opinion?

Power Politics is a rich and readable study of a grassroots campaign where longtime labor and environmental allies found themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that pitted good jobs against good air. Karen Brodkin analyzes how those issues came to be opposed and in doing so unpacks the racial and class dynamics that shape Americans' grasp of labor and environmental issues. Power Politics' activists stood at the forefront of a movement that is building broad-based environmental coalitions and placing social justice at the heart of a new and robust vision.


Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Karen Brodkin
ISBN: 0813546087
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (August 5, 2009)
Pages: 256 pages