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The Folklore of the FreewayRace and Revolt in the Modernist City$
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Eric Avila

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680726

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001

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“Nobody but a Bunch of Mothers”

“Nobody but a Bunch of Mothers”

Fighting the Highwaymen during Feminism’s Second Wave

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(p.53) 2 “Nobody but a Bunch of Mothers”
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The Folklore of the Freeway
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Eric Avila

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.003.0003

Chapter Two explores the gendered politics of fighting freeways. In more established communities, white women—Jane Jacobs and her ilk–played a prominent role organizing community opposition to Interstate highway construction. The chapter situates their victories against a feminist critique of highway construction by women of color who witnessed the destruction of their communities.

Keywords:   Interdisciplinary comparative analysis, Urban highway construction, Freeway revolt, Cultural expression, Racial identity and conflict, Postwar America, Race, Class, Marginalization, Infrastructure

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