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Blee, Kathleen M.

Works: 9 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 6,165 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HS2330.K63, 322.42082
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Most widely held works by Kathleen M Blee
Women of the Klan : racism and gender in the 1920s by Kathleen M Blee ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ignorant. Brutal. Male. One of these stereotypes of the Ku Klux Klan offer a misleading picture. In "Women of the Klan," sociologist Kathleen Blee unveils an accurate portrait of a racist movement that appealed to ordinary people throughout the country. In so doing, she dismantles the popular notion that politically involved women are always inspired by pacifism, equality, and justice. "All the better people," a former Klanswoman assures us, were in the Klan. During the 1920s, perhaps half a million white native-born Protestant women joined the Women's Ku Klux Klan (WKKK). Like their male counterparts, Klanswomen held reactionary views on race, nationality, and religion. But their perspectives on gender roles were often progressive. The Klan publicly asserted that a women's order could safeguard women's suffrage and expand their other legal rights. Privately the WKKK was working to preserve white Protestant supremacy. Blee draws from extensive archival research and interviews with former Klan members and victims to underscore the complexity of extremist right-wing political movements. Issues of women's rights, she argues, do not fit comfortably into the standard dichotomies of "progressive" and "reactionary." These need to be replaced by a more complete understanding of how gender politics are related to the politics of race, religion, and class
Inside organized racism : women in the hate movement by Kathleen M Blee ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The road to poverty : the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia by Dwight B Billings ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dwight Billings and Kathleen Blee examine the making of wealth and inequality in persistently poor rural communities through the history of Clay Country, an especially poor section of the Eastern Kentucky mountains in Appalachia. Though this area has been the target of repeated antipoverty and economic development programs, few of these have had a lasting impact. The authors uncover the systemic problems and patterns of low income by tracing the economic, sociocultural, and political development of Clay County from early agricultural and industrial development in the nineteenth century to the advent of the timber and coal industry in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Feminism and antiracism : international struggles for justice by France Winddance Twine ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of international scholars and activists answer the questions how does gender and region/nation play a defining role in how feminists engage in anti-racist practices? How has the restructuring in the world economy affected anti-racist organizing? How do Third World Feminists counter the perception that feminism is a "Western" ideology and how effective are their methods? What opportunities does globalization bring for cross-cultural organizing?. From essays on the race and gender issues in organizing exotic dancers to resistance art in Africa and the U.S., this timely and
No middle ground : women and radical protest ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women of the right : comparisons and interplay across borders by Kathleen M Blee ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An interdisciplinary collection of essays examining the role of women in right-wing political activism around the world, from the Afrikaner movement in South Africa in the early twentieth century to the supporters of Sarah Palin in the United States"--Provided by publisher
Democracy in the making : how activist groups form by Kathleen M Blee ( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathleen M. Blee provides an in-depth look at modern grassroots activism, and reveals its simultaneous power and fragility. In the process, she examines the struggle between democratic vision and strategic reality that shapes each organisation's trajectory and determines its ultimate success or failure
Agriculture and poverty in the Kentucky mountains : Breech Creek and Clay County, 1850-1910 by Dwight B Billings ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The road to poverty : the making of wealth and inequality in Appalachia by Dwight B Billings ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.27 for The road t ... to 0.95 for Agricultur ...)
English (76)