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Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development

Anne Gessler


Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development intervenes in southern labor, civil rights, and social movement histories to counter the misconception that cooperatives are merely proto-political entities serving as training grounds for or as ancillary to institutionalized social justice movements critiquing capitalism and its fraught connections to gender, race, and class. To historically and theoretically anchor the book, the book examines seven neighborhood cooperatives, spanning from the 1890s to the present, whose alliances with union, consumer, and social justice act ... More

Keywords: Cooperatives, New Orleans, Social Movement History, Urban Development, Capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496827616
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Gessler, author
University of Houston-Clear Lake