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The Resource From head shops to whole foods : the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs, Joshua Clark Davis

From head shops to whole foods : the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs, Joshua Clark Davis

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From head shops to whole foods : the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs
Title
From head shops to whole foods
Title remainder
the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Clark Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s and '70s, a diverse range of storefronts-including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers-brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, feminism, environmentalism, and other social movements into the marketplace. Through shared ownership, limited growth, and workplace democracy, these "activist entrepreneurs" offered alternatives to conventional profit-driven corporate business models. By the middle of the 1970s, thousands of these enterprises operated across the United States-but only a handful survive today. Some, like Whole Foods Market, have abandoned their quest for collective political change in favor of maximizing profits. Vividly portraying the struggles, successes, and sacrifices made by these unlikely entrepreneurs, Clark Davis writes a new history of movements and capitalism by showing how activists embraced small businesses in a way few historians have considered. The book rethinks the widespread idea that the work of activism and political dissent is inherently antithetical to business and market activity. It uncovers the historical roots of contemporary interest in ethical consumption, social enterprise, mission-driven businesses, and buying local while also showing how today's companies have adopted the language-but not often the mission-of liberation and social change
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Davis, Joshua Clark
Dewey number
322/.30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.D33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business enterprises
  • Small business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social movements
  • Business and politics
  • Business and politics
  • Business enterprises
  • United States
Label
From head shops to whole foods : the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs, Joshua Clark Davis
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Activist business: origins and ideologies -- Liberation through literacy: African American bookstores, Black Power, and the mainstreaming of black books -- The business of getting high: head shops, countercultural capitalism, and the battle over marijuana -- The "feminist economic revolution": businesses in the women's movement -- Natural foods stores: environmental entrepreneurs and the perils of growth -- Perseverance and appropriation: activist business in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn974794470
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780231171588
Lccn
2016050678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974794470
Label
From head shops to whole foods : the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs, Joshua Clark Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Activist business: origins and ideologies -- Liberation through literacy: African American bookstores, Black Power, and the mainstreaming of black books -- The business of getting high: head shops, countercultural capitalism, and the battle over marijuana -- The "feminist economic revolution": businesses in the women's movement -- Natural foods stores: environmental entrepreneurs and the perils of growth -- Perseverance and appropriation: activist business in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn974794470
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780231171588
Lccn
2016050678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974794470

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