Solidarities Lost and Found: Labor and the Politics of Memory in West Virginia and Alabama

Awarded Scholars:
Faith Bailey, University of Michigan
Project Date:
May 2023
Award Amount:

In an increasingly divided and unequal regional labor market, social memory may play a role in people’s political beliefs and social consciousness. Doctoral student in anthropology Faith Bailey will investigate how present-day labor organizers use social memory regarding past labor struggles to enhance labor organizing and solidarity. She will conduct participant observation and interviews as well as analyze archival data for her study.


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