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The Resource Lifestyle politics and radical activism, Laura Portwood-Stacer

Lifestyle politics and radical activism, Laura Portwood-Stacer

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Lifestyle politics and radical activism
Title
Lifestyle politics and radical activism
Statement of responsibility
Laura Portwood-Stacer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Attempts by people to enact their political beliefs in their daily lives have become commonplace in contemporary US culture, in spheres ranging from shopping habits to romantic attachments. This groundbreaking book examines how collective social movements have cultivated individual practices of "lifestyle politics" as part of their strategies of resistance, and the tensions they must navigate in doing so. Drawing on feminism and other movements that claim that "the personal is political," the book explores how radical anarchist activists position their own lifestyles within projects of resistance. Various lifestyle practices, from consumption to personal style to sexual relationships, are studied to address how identity and cultural practices can be used as tools of political dissent.An accessible and provocative text, Lifestyle Politics and Radical Activism blends theory with empirical materials to highlight issues that are important not only to anarchists, but also to anyone struggling for social change. This unique analysis will contribute to the development of anarchist theory and practice and will appeal to anyone interested in political activism and social movements"--
  • "The cultural and political contexts in the U.S. today allow for individual tactics of resistance to co-exist with collective identities and shared desires for social change. This groundbreaking book examines this tension between the individual and the collective by looking at "lifestyle politics," or the attempt by individuals to enact their political ideologies in their daily life. Drawing on feminism and other radical movements that claim that "the personal is political," the book explores how anarchist activists position their own lifestyle within strategies of radical political resistance. A variety of lifestyle practices, from personal consumption to self representation and sexuality is studied to address questions of identity and cultural practices as tools of political dissent. An accessible and provocative text, Lifestyle Politics and Radical Activism blends theory with empirical materials to highlight issues that are important not only to anarchists, but also to anyone engaged in social activism. This unique analysis of activism will contribute to the development of anarchist theory and practice and will appeal to anyone interested in political activism and social movements"--
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Portwood-Stacer, Laura
Dewey number
303.48/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HN49.R33
LC item number
P67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary anarchist studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radicalism
  • Anarchism
  • Lifestyles
  • Political sociology
Label
Lifestyle politics and radical activism, Laura Portwood-Stacer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The anti-consumption lifestyle: The cultural work of activist practices -- 3. "I'm not joining your world": Performing political dissent through spectacular self-presentation -- 4. "You gotta check yourself": Lifestyle as a site of identification and discipline -- 5. Strategic sexuality: Polyamory, queer self-identification, and consent-seeking as activist interventions -- 6. Bridging the chasm: The contradictions of radical lifestyle politics in neoliberal context -- 7. Conclusion: Learning from lifestyle anarchists
Control code
ocn846911944
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 198 pages
Isbn
9781441188663
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013012214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022670872
System control number
(OCoLC)846911944
Label
Lifestyle politics and radical activism, Laura Portwood-Stacer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The anti-consumption lifestyle: The cultural work of activist practices -- 3. "I'm not joining your world": Performing political dissent through spectacular self-presentation -- 4. "You gotta check yourself": Lifestyle as a site of identification and discipline -- 5. Strategic sexuality: Polyamory, queer self-identification, and consent-seeking as activist interventions -- 6. Bridging the chasm: The contradictions of radical lifestyle politics in neoliberal context -- 7. Conclusion: Learning from lifestyle anarchists
Control code
ocn846911944
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 198 pages
Isbn
9781441188663
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013012214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022670872
System control number
(OCoLC)846911944

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