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By Stephen L. Fisher, Barbara Ellen Smith

In this period of globalization's ruthless deracination, position attachments became more and more salient in collective mobilizations around the spectrum of politics. Like place-based activists in different resource-rich but impoverished areas around the globe, Appalachians are contesting financial injustice, environmental degradation, and the anti-democratic strength of elites. This selection of seventeen unique essays by way of students and activists from quite a few backgrounds explores this wide variety of oppositional politics, querying its successes, obstacles, and affects. The editors' severe advent and end combine theories of position and house with analyses of firms and occasions mentioned through participants. Transforming Places illuminates extensively suitable classes approximately construction coalitions and routine with adequate energy to problem corporate-driven globalization.
Contributors are Fran Ansley, Yaira Andrea Arias Soto, Dwight B. Billings, M. Kathryn Brown, Jeannette Butterworth, Paul Castelloe, Aviva Chomsky, Dave Cooper, Walter Davis, Meredith Dean, Elizabeth C. effective, Jenrose Fitzgerald, Doug Gamble, Nina Gregg, Edna Gulley, Molly Hemstreet, Mary Hufford, Ralph Hutchison, Donna Jones, Ann Kingsolver, Sue Ella Kobak, Jill Kriesky, Michael E. Maloney, Lisa Markowitz, Linda McKinney, Ladelle McWhorter, Marta Maria Miranda, Chad Montrie, Maureen Mullinax, Phillip J. Obermiller, Rebecca O'Doherty, Cassie Robinson Pfleger, Randal Pfleger, Anita Puckett, Katie Richards-Schuster, June Rostan, Rees Shearer, Daniel Swan, Joe Szakos, Betsy Taylor, Thomas E. Wagner, Craig White, and Ryan Wishart.

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