Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity

Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity

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In Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity, Gaye Theresa Johnson examines interracial anti-racist alliances, divisions among aggrieved minority communities, and the cultural expressions and spatial politics that emerge from the mutual struggles of Blacks and Chicanos in Los Angeles from the 1940s to the present. Johnson argues that struggles waged in response to institutional and social repression have created both moments and movements in which Blacks and Chicanos have unmasked power imbalances, sought recognition, and forged solidarities by embracing the strategies, cultures, and politics of each others' experiences. At the center of this study is the theory of spatial entitlement: the spatial strategies and vernaculars utilized by working class youth to resist the demarcations of race and class that emerged in the postwar era. In this important new book, Johnson reveals how racial alliances and antagonisms between Blacks and Chicanos in L.A. had spatial as well as racial dimensions.successful in making money), Ford bought radios from Motorola until a Motorola salesman suggested a switch to transistor radios for their longevity. ... practices of an integrated Ford repair shop: a€œ[we] maintain no job race lines, a€ an advertisement declared, and a€œalways point to our open door hiring policy which has helped build the business into the largest among 6, 630 Ford dealers around the world.

Title:Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity
Author:Gaye Theresa Johnson
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2013-01-16


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