Active Anarchy: Political Practice in Contemporary Movements

Active Anarchy: Political Practice in Contemporary Movements

By: Jeffrey Shantz (author)Hardback

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A compelling discussion of anarchist political practice, providing rich examples of politics grounded in everyday resistance, offers important insights into real world attempts to radically transform social relations in the here and now of everyday life. Written by a longtime activist and sociologist, Active Anarchy provides one of the most significant reflections on contemporary radicalism in theory and practice. It documents an important movement in its complexity, moving beyond the misconceptions that mar both popular and academic portrayals of anarchism.

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Jeff Shantz is a professor of criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada where he teaches critical theory, community advocacy, and human rights.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Anarchism and Social Movement Theory Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Black Blocs in Theory and Action Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Anarchist Street Reclaiming Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Marginalia: Freeganism and Anarchy Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Heterotopias of Toronto: The Anarchist Free Space and Who's Emma? Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Organizing Against Poverty Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Do-It-Ourself Housing Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Caging the Anarchist Beast: The Criminalization of Dissent Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Organizing Anarchy: Directions and Debates

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780739166130
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9780739166130
  • weight: 467
  • ISBN10: 0739166131

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