No There There Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

ISBN-10: 0520251660
ISBN-13: 9780520251663
Edition: 2007
Authors: Chris Rhomberg
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 323
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the '20s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the '40s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the '60s, Oakland, California, seems to encapsulate in one city the broad and varied sweep of urban social movements in twentieth-century America. Taking Oakland as a case study of urban politics and society in the United States, Chris Rhomberg examines the city's successive episodes of popular insurgency for what they can tell us about critical discontinuities in the American experience of urban political community.

Chris Rhomberg is Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University.

List of Maps
Preface and Acknowledgments
No There There: Social Movements and Urban Political Community
Corporate Power and Ethnic Patronage: Machine Politics in Oakland
The Making of a White Middle Class: The Ku Klux Klan and Urban Reform
Economic Crisis and Class Hegemony: The Rule of Downtown
Working-Class Collective Agency: The General Strike and Labor Insurgency
Reconstituting the Urban Regime: Redevelopment and the Central City
Bureaucratic Insulation and Racial Conflict: The Challenge of Black Power
From Social Movements to Social Change: Oakland and Twentieth-Century Urban America Methodological
Telling Stories about Actors and Events
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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