Grassroots Activism and the Pedagogical Process in the Context of Rural Southern Appalachian Political Economy and Culture

Scope: 

Grassroots movements occur within a global political economic continuum. Cultural, political, and economic influences determine their occurence. Environmental degradation is often a catalyst for social mobilization. Through the pedagogical process, citizens learn to challenge the power relations which encourage human and natural resource exploitation. Historical, economic, political, and anthropological considerations are therefore relevent to a study of grassroots activism in southern Appalachia (as geographically defined by the ARC). Southern Appalachia is an appropriate source for comparison to other exploited regions.

Introductory Text: 

Horton, Myles and Paulo Freire. We make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change . Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 256 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: LB885 .H64 W4 1990.

Library of Congress Subject Headings: 
Clipping Files Subject Headings - W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection: 
  • Appalachia -- Economic Conditions
  • Appalachia -- Education
  • Appalachia -- Social Programs
  • Appalshop
  • Highlander Research Center
Library of Congress Call Numbers: 
Books: 

Colonialism in Modern America: The Appalachian Case . Helen Matthews Lewis, Linda Johnson, and Donald Askins, eds. Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1978. 370 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HC107 .A13 C68.

Communities in Economic Crisis: Appalachia and the South . John Gaventa, Barbara Ellen Smith, and Alex Willingham, eds. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 301 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HC107 .A127 C65 1990.

Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change . Stephen L. Fisher, ed. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 365 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HN79 .A127 F54 1993.

Hinsdale, Mary Ann, Helen Matthews Lewis, and S. Maxine Waller. It Comes from the People: Community Development and Local Theology . Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 400 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HN79 .V83 C645 1995.

Lewis, Helen Matthews. Participatory Education and Grassroots Development: The Case of Rural Appalachia . New Market, TN: Highlander Research and Education Center. 9 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: S544 .L49 1990.

 

Bibliographies: 

Appalachian Bibliography. Morgantown: West Virginia University Library, 1968, 1972, and 1980. ASU APP COLL STACKS: Z1251 .A7 A6.

Appalachian Outlook. Morgantown West Virginia University Library. 1964 -- present. ASU APP COLL STACKS: Z1251 .A7 A55.

Bibliography of Southern Appalachia. Charlotte T. Ross, ed. Boone: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1976. ASU APP COLL OVERSIZE: Z1251 .A7 B5x.

Edwards, Everett Eugene. References on the Mountaineers of the Southern Appalachians . Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Library. 148 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: Z1251 .A7 E28 1935a.

Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change . Stephen L. Fisher, ed. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 365 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HN79 .A127 F54 1993.

Fisher, Stephen L. "Selective Bibliography for Appalachian Studies." Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review . Boone, NC: Appalachian State University. v. 1, 1972 to present. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F216.2 .A66. See v. 9: Winter-Spring 1982 issue, pp. 209-242.

Hinsdale, Mary Ann, Helen Matthews Lewis, and S. Maxine Waller. It Comes from the People: Community Development and Local Theology . Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 400 pages. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HN79 .V83 C645 1995. Pages 359-389.

Nelson, Hart M. and Anne K. Nelson. Bibliography on Appalachia: A Guide to Studies Dealing with Appalachia in General, and Including Rural and Urban Working Class Attitudes Toward Religion, Education, and Social Change . Bowling Green: Western Kentucky Univ,, Office of Research and Services, 1967. 73 leaves. ASU APP COLL STACKS: Z1251 .A7 N35.

 

Abstracts and Indices: 

Social Sciences Index . New York, H. W. Wilson Co. Bound: v.1-21, 1974-1995; Unbound: v.22, 1995/96. ASU REFERENCE: AI3 .S62.

Journals: 

Appalachia: Journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission . Washington, DC: Appalachian Regional Commission. v.1, 1967 to present. ASU APP COLL STACKS: HC107 .A137 A3. Online Index, May 1996 to present: http://www.arc.gov/infopubs/appalach/magindex.htm .

Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review . Boone, NC: Appalachian State University. v. 1, 1972 to present. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F216.2 .A66. Indexed in vols. 7, 18, and 23.

Journal of Appalachian Studies. Morganton, WV: West Virginia University for the Appalachian Studies Associaiton. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F106 .J74 (bound issues). Check current APP COLL periodicals for other issues.

Mountain Life & Work . Berea, KY: Berea College. v. 1 - 64, 1925 - 1988. ASU APP COLL STACKS: GR103 .M5.

Mountain Living. Black Mountain, NC: Mountain Living, Inc. v. 1-14, 1970-1983. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F261 .M62.

North Carolina Historical Review . Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Historical Commission. v. 1, 1924 to present. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F251 .N892.

Now and Then. Johnson City, TN: Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. Vol. 1, 1984 -- present. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F217.A65 N68.

Touring . Asheville, NC: Southland Tourist Pub. Co. v.2 #3-4/5, v.5 #1-2, 1934-1938. ASU APP COLL CLOSED STACKS: F261 .T68.

Barron, Hal, et al. WHOSE Bicentennial? Appalachian '76. Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review . Boone, NC: Appalachian State University. Autumn 1976 issue, (v.4:1) pp. 2-48. ASU APP COLL STACKS: F216.2 .A66.

Compiled by: 

Compiler: Billy Schumann