Moments of Excess: Movements, Protest and Everyday Life

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PM Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Political Science - 128 pages
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Examining the complicated and sometimes controversial history, goals, and tactics of anticapitalist movements, this compilation focuses on the meaning of the movement as a whole and examines the protests that surrounded global trade and political conferences such as the 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle and the ongoing G8 summits around the world. The collection offers a broad vision of anticapitalist activism as well as strategies for instigating change, not only for the individual, but also for the collective. Featuring popular culture references, humor, poetry, and essays, this analysis of the counter-summit movement is ideal for those wanting to explore new possibilities for mobilization in the midst of crisis.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Anticapitalist movements
11
What is the movement?
22
Moments of excess
31
Summits and plateaus
41
Event horizon
44
On the road
56
What is a life?
66
Worlds in motion
82
Six impossible things before breakfast
88
Speculating on the crisis
101
generation
108
Notes and acknowledgements
122
About the authors
135
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The Free Association is a political activism affinity group based in Leeds, England, whose members include Alex Dennis, David Harvie, Nate Holdren, Nette Humphreys, Keir Milburn, and David Watts.

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