Everyday resistance : French activism in the 21st century
- Bruno Frère, Marc Jacquemain, editors.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- viii, 307 pages ; 21 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Chapter 1. Introduction: Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom?.
- Chapter 2. Undocumented Families and Political Communities: Parents Fighting Deportations.
- Chapter 3. From Indicting the Law to Conquering Rights: A Case Study of Gay Movements in Switzerland, Spain, and Belgium. Chapter 4.Fighting for Homeless People: Activism Supervised By the State.
- Chapter 5. The Plural Logics of Anti-Capitalist Economic Movements.
- Chapter 6. The Free Software Community: A Contemporary Space for Reconfiguring Struggles?.
- Chapter 7. Associations for the Preservation of Peasant Agriculture and Related Organizations.
- Chapter 8. Ordinary Resistance to Masculine Domination in a Civil Disobedience Movement.
- Chapter 9. A Zone to Defend: The Utopian Territorial Experiment of Notre Dame des Landes.
- Chapter 10: "Politics Without Politics": Towards a Libertarian Grammar of Solidarity Economy and Anti-globalisation Movements.
- Chapter 11. Is The "New Activism" Really New?. Conclusion.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book studies those who, in various domains of life, are resisting the increasingly harsh day-to-day pressures of "late capitalism, " centering mainly on French examples. Far from the global euphoria of the sixties and seventies, everyday people are trying to loosen the grip of injustice in very concrete ways: people experiencing homelessness try to occupy and live in empty buildings; collectives of small farmers and consumers avoid long (and costly) commercial supply chains to defend their common interests; students and teachers organize to prevent the expulsion of undocumented migrants; and activists in the free software movement fight for the "common ownership" of software and of the Internet. Through civil disobedience in the midst of daily life, people are trying to resist, work against, and change laws that protect the interests of firms and corporations considered socially or ecologically unfair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- French activism in the 21st century
- French activism in the twenty-first century
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