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Blee, Kathleen M.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 7,209 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: HS2330.K63, 322.42082
Publication Timeline
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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 )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,053 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 )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 693 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 )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 474 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 )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the right : comparisons and interplay across borders by Kathleen M Blee( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 376 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 )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in the Making looks at how activist groups form. By closely observing the dynamics of 60 emerging activist efforts on the left and right over a three year period in Pittsburgh, it assesses the possibilities and limits of grassroots activism as a democratizing force in modern U.S. society
Understanding racist activism : theory, methods, and research by Kathleen M Blee( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White supremacist groups are highly secretive, so their public propaganda tells us little about their operations or the people they attract. To understand the world of organized racism it is necessary to study it from the inside by talking to their members and observing their groups. Doing so reveals a disturbing picture of how fairly ordinary white people learn to embrace the vicious ideas and dangerous agendas of white supremacism. This book takes the reader inside organized racism, revealing the kind of women and men who join groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan or neo-Nazi skinheads, and what they do in those groups. The volume collects significant published works from renowned scholar Kathleen M. Blee's work on racist activism, alongside new essays on the theories, methods, and approaches of studying racist activism. Discussing topics such as emotional issues in research, the place of violence and hate in white supremacism, and how women are involved in racial terrorism, Blee makes use of a range of sources, including oral histories, ethnographic observations, and interviews, to shape her findings. Written by the pioneer and leading scholar of women in racist activism, this volume is essential reading for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the areas of social movements, politics, race studies, and American history. --
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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-structured interviewing in social movement research by Kathleen M Blee( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racist and far-right groups( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the 1920s' Ku Klux Klan movement by Kathleen M Blee( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over de betekenis van de deelname van vrouwen aan de Ku Klux Klan gedurende de periode waarin vrouwen voor het eerst politieke rechten hadden, die ze dan ook gebruikten, soms ten behoeve van rechtse en racistische doelen
Personal effects from far-right activism by Kathleen M Blee( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precaptialist modes of social cooperation : a reinterpretation of family and community bonds by Dwight B Billings( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where the sun set crimson and the moon rose red" : writing Appalachia and the Kentucky mountain fueds by Dwight B Billings( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women and organized racial terrorism in the United States by Kathleen M Blee( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Working with feminists in Zimbabwe : a black American's experience of transnational alliances by Carolyn Martin Shaw( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

White-knuckle research: emotional dynamics in fieldwork with racist activists( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inside organized racism : women in the hate movement Kathleen M. Blee by Kathleen M Blee( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Racial differences in men's attitudes about women's gender roles by Kathleen M Blee( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Women of the Klan : racism and gender in the 1920s
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Inside organized racism : women in the hate movementThe road to poverty : the making of wealth and hardship in AppalachiaFeminism and antiracism : international struggles for justiceNo middle ground : women and radical protest