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Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373032-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7303-2
... Chapter 4 examines the New Life Movement launched in 1934, focusing on the ways in which it sought to fix everyday life in a twofold sense. First, it examines how fascists touted rationalized Confucian precepts to foster the national unity that they believed necessary for industrial productivity...
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By Maggie Clinton
Published: 24 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7303-2
... New Life Movement Confucian values everyday life ...
Published: 08 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375661-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7566-1
... movements like surrealism or new movements like Cobra, struggled to establish a viable relationship with oppositional political groups, thereby limiting their activities to the cultural field. The SI responded with a critique of the existing forms of artistic endeavor and political action. Their goal...
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375708-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7570-8
... Chapter 2 considers the growth of two distinct markets during Chicago’s Migration era—the expansion of religious institutions and the explosion of commercial products. Using the language of markets, this chapter reveals how girls interacted with newfound choices about religious life, from...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... count—as in “matter”—through the technique of counting: adding them up. It has become one of the most important social movements of the postwar period. life gold mining resource extraction antimining activism referenda pollution health defense of territory development precision...
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024613-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2461-3
... Efforts to undermine Detroit turned on encouraging new land uses. This chapter explores how a diverse range of actors—from activists to planners, financiers, and foundations—began to herald postindustrial Detroit for its agrarian potential. It tells the story of financier John Hantz's...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... to grapple with this new capitalist delirium, he turns to a different, anthropological conception of economy in its relation to life in order to explore some of the successful responses that have been launched against the capitalist colonization of the everyday. Korsten sees the composition of dispersed...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... of these autonomist movements is “the creativity of real men and women, of ordinary people, who are, in the end, those who make the revolution and are the ones who create the new worlds.” Rather than the “trap of the generalized designs for the ‘society as a whole’,” this post-Leninist paradigm understands that “what...
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
...Indigeneity and Commons If the new millennium saw first the rise and consolidation of progressive governments throughout Latin America, it also saw the deactivation of large sectors of the social movements that had brought those governments into being. Out of this moment, came a series...
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... movements, which are actively reconfiguring the political and social meaning of “Life” brought into question by de Bloois, Korsten, and Noys. vitalism anarchism savage anthropology Hegelianism Observing that capitalist crises have now entered into a persistent delirium, this chapter presents...
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... black communities The Movement of Rural Women Workers acts simultaneously through uncivic contention in the streets and civil-society-based participation in government. By examining this duality of social movement practices, this chapter identifies a new way of being a movement in a democratic...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-143
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Going into the Constituent Assembly, some members of the indigenous and peasant movements sought to introduce radical new ecological values. Although the Bolivian National Constitution of 2009 came up short of their aspirations, it did, controversially, recognize the Pachamama, or Mother Earth...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... To learn more about Islam, many domestic workers obtain learning materials and take classes at Kuwait’s Islamic da’wa movement’s women’s center. Taught in their first languages, by teachers of similar ethnonational backgrounds, these classes effectively reproduce domestic workers’ ethnonational...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 27 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024507-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2450-7
... Marking the 1830s rather than the 1870s as the genesis of the Black Christian secessionist movement in South Africa, chapter 2 suggests that Ethiopianism cannot simply be understood from the perspective of African church leaders who abandoned mainline Protestant congregations where they once...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... Oil’s natural quality shields it from a degree of interrogation and fear. The entire hydrocarbon fuel system generates no new substances. Human actions, in other words, only amplify petrolic activity that preceded industrial life. Of course, the vast strip mine amid Canada’s tar sands overruns...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
...YES to Life = NO to Mining This chapter explores how “development” increasingly means “free trade” and resource extraction via transnational corporations. In Guatemala the 1996 peace accords accompanied new regulations encouraging exploitation of “natural resources,” unleashing a rush...
Published: 01 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027188-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2718-8
... Johnnetta Betsch Cole's incisive and compelling speeches on race and racism span a nearly forty-year period. In her 1981 speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she discusses how racism and sexism were on the rise with the emergence of the New Right, while in her 2008 speech...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... university. It argues that the corporate university participates in neoliberalism’s effort to enclose or accumulate the common means to life, of which education is one instance. Critique disassociated from the social movements that have always challenged the racial and class segregation of the university...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-133
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In early 2000, a broad cross-section of civil society in Cochabamba rose up to protest the privatization of water and corresponding rate hikes for water service. The Coalition for Defense of Water and Life brought together rural and urban sectors into a common force, including members...
Published: 08 March 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5915-8
... a fundamental role in the development of Black understandings of life “out West,” and shows how both radical agitation and the politics of youth culture undergird these interethnic histories. The links between African America, Japan, and the Japanese diaspora illustrate the triadic concern with interethnicity...