City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States

City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States

Ira Katznelson


In City Trenches, Ira Katznelson appears to be like at a major phenomenon of the sixties—the resurgence of group activism—and explains its assets, demanding situations, and failure. Katznelson argues that the yankee operating type perceives place of work politics and neighborhood politics as separate and exact spheres, a belief that defeats makes an attempt to deal with grievances or elevate calls for that holiday the principles of neighborhood politics or of bread-and-butter unionism. He helps his thesis with an soaking up case learn of Washington Heights-Inwood, a multiethnic working-class neighborhood in Manhattan.

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