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- DescriptionThe Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential bad boy of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent of Black Power's contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Joyce M. Bell follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and tactics to change their national professional associations. Comparing black dissenters within the National Federation of Settlements (NFS), who fought for concessions from within their organization, and those within the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), who ultimately adopted a separatist strategy, she shows how the Black Power influence was central to the creation and rise of black professional associations. She also provides a nuanced approach to studying race-based movements and offers a framework for understanding the role of social movements in shaping the n-state organizations of civil society.
- Author BiographyJoyce M. Bell is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Minnesota, and her work is in the area of race and social movements.
- Author(s)Joyce M. Bell
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content NoteCharts: 2,, Figures: 2,
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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