Cultural Politics

Cultural Politics

by Marcy Darnovsky

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ISBN-13: 9781439904541
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 06/10/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Marcy Darnovsky is Visiting Lecturer at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University and Hayward State University.

Barbara Epstein, Professor in the History of Consciousness Board at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is author of Political Protest and Cultural Revolution: Nonviolent Direct Action in the 1970s and 1980s.

Richard Flacks is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of several books, including Beyond the Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up (with Jack Whalen, Temple).

Table of Contents


Part I: Activists and Academics
1. "Political Correctness" and Collective Powerlessness – Barbara Epstein
2. Community and Academic Intellectuals: The Conquest for Cultural Authority in Identity Politics – Jeffrey Escoffier
3. Theorizing Movements: Direct Action and Direct Theory – Noël Sturgeon

Part II: Cultural Politics after the Counterculture
4. Motherfuckers Then and Now: My Sixties Problem – Osha Neumann
5. The Counterculture, the New Left, and the New Right – Rebecca E. Klatch
6. The Twelve-Step Movement and Advanced Capitalist Culture: The Politics of Self-Control in Postmodernity – Craig Reinarman
7. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place": Notes toward a Remapping of the Sixties – Alice Echols

Part III: Identity Politics and Activist Projects
8. Sisters and Queers: The Decentering of Lesbian Feminism – Arlene Stein
9. Small Change: Radical Politics since the 1960s – L.A. Kauffman
10. Gay and Lesbian Experiences and Sensibilities in the Antiwar Movement – Mindy Spatt
11. Reweaving the New World Order: An Ecofeminist Analysis – Ilene Rose Feinman
12. Race: Theory, Culture, and Politics in the United States Today – Howard Winant
13. Industrial Racism, the Environmental Crisis, and the Denial of Social Justice – Cynthia Hamilton
14. The Iconography of Hazardous Waste – Andrew Szasz
15. The Media Environment after Desert Storm – Marcy Darnovsky

Part IV: Searching for Strategy: Dilemmas of Activism
16. Movements and Dissensus Politics – Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward
17. Think Globally, Act Politically: Some Notes toward New Movement Strategy – Richard Flacks
18. The Uses of Freedom: PostCommunist Transformation in Eastern Europe – Bronislaw Misztal
19. The Global Planet an the Internal Planet: New Frontiers for Collective Action and Individual Transformation – Alberto Melucci
20. New Social Movements and the Transformation to Post-Fordist Society – Margit Mayer and Roland Roth
21. Rethinking Revolution in Light of the New Social Movements – Allen Hunter

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Nancy Whittier

This is an interesting and diverse collection that bridges several divides: between scholars and activists, culture and politics, and European and U.S. theoretical perspectives. Together, the chapters give a good picture of the complexities of contemporary social movements, cultural politics, identity and the politicization of personal realms, and the legacy of the movements of the 1960s. It will make a valuable contribution to contemporary intellectual and political thought.
— (Nancy Whittier, Smith College author of Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement)

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