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I Am A Man: Authoring History in Memphis

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The author analyzes the rhetoric and praxis of the '68 Memphis sanitation workers' strike as a critical refusal of the instrumental reason of racism and capitalist exploitation and an articulation of intersubjectivity.

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Peters, Benjamin. "I Am A Man: Authoring History in Memphis" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p268457_index.html>

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Peters, B. A. , 2008-04-03 "I Am A Man: Authoring History in Memphis" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <PDF>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p268457_index.html

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Abstract: The author analyzes the rhetoric and praxis of the '68 Memphis sanitation workers' strike as a critical refusal of the instrumental reason of racism and capitalist exploitation and an articulation of intersubjectivity.

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I Am a Man 1 I AM A MAN: AUTHORING HISTORY IN MEMPHIS Benjamin A. Peters Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Prepared for the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference I Am a Man 2 I AM A MAN: AUTHORING HISTORY IN MEMPHIS ABSTRACT On February 12 1968 1300 black public sanitation workers in Memphis Tennessee voted unanimously to go on strike. Opposing racism and economic exploitation the striking workers embodied a critical juncture for the
Justification and Application. Cambridge: Polity Press. Honey Michael. Chapter 6: Industrial Unionism and Racial Justice in Memphis. In Zieger Robert ed. 1991. Organized Labor in the Twentieth-Century South. Knoxville Tennessee: The University of Tennessee Press. Honey Michael. 1993. Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights. Urbana Illinois: University of Illinois Press. Honey Michael. 1999. Black Workers Remember. Berkeley California: University of California Press. Howe Leslie. 2000. On Habermas. Belmont California: Wadsworth. Washington James ed. 1986. A Testament of Hope: The


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