Grassroots Warriors

Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty

By Nancy A. Naples

© 1998 – Routledge

286 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"One hopes this book will serve as a lesson for a renewed "war on poverty." Upper-division undergraduates and above." -- Choice

"Grassroots Warriors, provides a welcome counterpoint to the harsh judgments of those who disparage poor women for lacking work and family ethics and illustrates instead how the community action programs provided women opportunities to develop skills that enhanced their abilities to contribute to their communities. Nancy Naples provides a theoretically insightful analysis of the progressive possibilities of anti-poverty policy." -- Jill Quadagno, Florida State University

"The book's major contribution is in providing the empirical material to suggest an alternative model of citizenship. Rather than identifying the model citizen as the "voter," the community "volunteer," or the aspiring politician, citizenship here is depicted as crossing the boundaries between paid and unpaid work, engaging with the caretaking work of the local community, and challenging the strictures of a deeply hierarchical society in all domains of life." -- Mobilization, Fall 2001

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Perspectives on Gender

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies