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Finding Aid for the Karen Brodkin Research files and recorded interviews, ca. 1980s-2000s
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Materials on labor, race, gender, the environment and contemporary grass roots social movements in Los Angeles communities. The materials were produced through the academic research of Karen Brodkin, Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Anthropology Department. The collection mainly consists of recorded interviews in a variety of formats including microcassette tape and cassette tape. Additionally, the collection includes audio and visual materials in VHS, DVD, and Compact Disk format as well as documents, photographs, and negatives from research in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Karen Brodkin is Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Anthropology Department. Brodkin recieved her Ph. D. from the University of Michigan in 1971. Her research concentrates on social movements, gender, work and kinship, political economy, as well as race and contemporary North American cultures. Selected works of Brodkin's include Power Politics: Environmentalism in South Los Angeles (2009); Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles (2007); How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America(1988), in addition to Caring by the Hour: Women, Work and Organizing at Duke Medical Center (1988) and Sisters and Wives: the Past and Future of Sexual Equality (1979). Brodkin is also the creator of the 1998 documentary video, Let's Own It! The Struggle of the Lincoln Place Tenants Association.
5 shoe boxes, 4 document boxes (3.25 linear ft.)
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