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. Additionally, the collection includes audiovisual
materials 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.
3.25 Linear Feet
(5 shoe boxes and 4 document boxes)
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