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Storefront Revolution: Food Co-Ops & the Counterculture

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In the 1960s, the cooperative networks of food stores, restaurants, bakeries, bookstores, and housing alternatives were part counterculture, part social experiment, part economic utopia, and part revolutionary political statement. The co-ops gave activists a place where they could both express themselves and accomplish at least some small-scale changes. But these activists could not always agree among themselves on their goals.

    

Synopsis:

In the 1960s, the cooperative networks of food stores, restaurants, bakeries, bookstores, and housing alternatives were part counterculture, part social experiment, part economic utopia, and part revolutionary political statement. The co-ops gave activists a place where they could both express themselves and accomplish at least some small-scale changes. But these activists could not always agree among themselves on their goals.

    

Craig Cox, a journalist who was active in the co-op movement, here provides the first book to look at food co-ops during the 1960s and 1970s. He presents a dramatic story of hope and conflict within the Minneapolis network, one of the largest co-op structures in the country. His "view from the front" of the "Co-op War" that ensued between those who wanted personal liberation through the movement and those who wanted a working-class revolution challenges us to re-think possibilities for social and political change.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813521022
Author:
Cox, Craig
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Cox, Craig A.
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Food industry and trade
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Subculture
Subject:
Cooperative societies
Subject:
Social movements -- Middle West.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Perspectives on the Sixties series
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.63 lb

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In the 1960s, the cooperative networks of food stores, restaurants, bakeries, bookstores, and housing alternatives were part counterculture, part social experiment, part economic utopia, and part revolutionary political statement. The co-ops gave activists a place where they could both express themselves and accomplish at least some small-scale changes. But these activists could not always agree among themselves on their goals.

    

Craig Cox, a journalist who was active in the co-op movement, here provides the first book to look at food co-ops during the 1960s and 1970s. He presents a dramatic story of hope and conflict within the Minneapolis network, one of the largest co-op structures in the country. His "view from the front" of the "Co-op War" that ensued between those who wanted personal liberation through the movement and those who wanted a working-class revolution challenges us to re-think possibilities for social and political change.

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