Pleasure Activism

No more self-denial. Politics should be a resounding, erotic yes, not another deadening no.

Author: Adrienne Maree Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781849353267

Category: African American feminists

Page: 280

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No more self-denial. Politics should be a resounding, erotic "yes," not another deadening "no."

Queering Anarchism

In 2004, organizer Adrienne Maree Brown described the links between pleasure
activism and harm reduction: “Some people think I've spent the last several years
of my life working with raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, destigmatizing drug ...

Author: C. B. Daring

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 184935121X

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 675

A wrench in the gears of sexual politics--twenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond.

Holding Change

The majority of the book is sourced from brown’s twenty-plus years of facilitation and mediation work, with additional wisdom from a selection of living Black feminist facilitators and mediators.

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849354197

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

View: 530

Facilitation and mediation are important skills in our highly organized world. Holding Change is a guide for attending to both in ways that align with nature, with pleasure, with our best imaginings of our future. It provides lessons for generating the ease necessary to move through life’s inevitable struggles and for practicing the art of holding others without losing ourselves. Black feminists have evolved this wisdom, but it can serve anyone working to create change, individually, interpersonally, and within our organizations. The majority of the book is sourced from brown’s twenty-plus years of facilitation and mediation work, with additional wisdom from a selection of living Black feminist facilitators and mediators.

We Will Not Cancel Us

Originating as a way for marginalized and disempowered people to take down more powerful abusers, often with the help of social media, cancel culture is seen by some as having gone “too far.” Adrienne maree brown, a respected cultural ...

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849354235

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Cancel culture addresses real harm...and sometimes causes more. It’s time to think this through. “Cancel” or “call-out” culture is a source of much tension and debate in American society. The infamous “Harper’s Letter,” signed by public intellectuals of both the left and right, sought to settle the matter and only caused greater division. Originating as a way for marginalized and disempowered people to take down more powerful abusers, often with the help of social media, cancel culture is seen by some as having gone “too far.” Adrienne maree brown, a respected cultural voice and a professional mediator, reframes the discussion for us, in a way that points to possible ways beyond the impasse. Most critiques of cancel culture come from outside the milieus that produce it, sometimes from even from its targets. Brown explores the question from a Black, queer, and feminist viewpoint that gently asks, how well does this practice serve us? Does it prefigure the sort of world we want to live in? And, if it doesn’t, how do we seek accountability and redress for harm in a way that reflects our values?

Ideological Orientation of Student Activism

00 ) Activism as pleasurable activity Some of the students take activism as a
recreational activity and a way of spending free time . In our sample there are a
few students , although their number is not significantly large , who resort to
activism ...

Author: Jacob Aikara

Publisher: Poona : Dastane Ramchandra

ISBN:

Category: Students

Page: 133

View: 485

Based on a study conducted among the college students of Kerala in 1971.

Fables and Spells

Visionary fiction and poetry from bestselling author adrienne maree brown.

Author: Adrienne Maree Brown

Publisher: Emergent Strategy

ISBN: 9781849354509

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 736

Visionary fiction and poetry from bestselling author adrienne maree brown.

No Fascist USA

I love this book."—Robin D.G. Kelley, from the foreword "No Fascist USA! is not only timely, but also essential in the present period of accelerated white supremacist activity and anti-racist organizing to combat it.

Author: Hilary Moore

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872868001

Category: Political Science

Page:

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The story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today’s anti-fascist/anti-racist movements. "Smash fascism! Read this book!"—Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine "Studying the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee will give readers an understanding of the complexity of deconstructing the weapon of white supremacy from the inside out. Thank you Hilary and James for the precision of this analysis, and the true north of this star."—adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism and Emergent Strategy In June 1977, a group of white anti-racist activists received an alarming letter from an inmate at a New York state prison calling for help to fight the Ku Klux Klan's efforts to recruit prison staff and influence the people incarcerated. Their response was to form the first chapter of what would eventually become a powerful, nationwide grassroots network, the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, dedicated to countering the rise of the KKK and other far-right white nationalist groups. No Fascist USA! tells the story of that network, whose efforts throughout the 1980s—which included exposing white supremacists in public office, confronting neo-Nazis in street protests, supporting movements for self-determination, and engagement with the underground punk scene—laid the groundwork for many anti-racist efforts to emerge since. Featuring original research, interviews with former members, and a trove of graphic materials, their story offers battle-tested lessons for those on the frontlines of social justice work today. Praise for No Fascist USA!: "Hilary Moore and James Tracy have written a magnificent book that not only corrects the record but helps explain the mercurial rise of white supremacist organizations in the 1970s, how the Klan was (temporarily) defeated, and why this period has been largely ignored. No Fascist USA! radically shifts our perspective, challenging the prevailing wisdom that racist terrorism rises in response to economic downturns, white downward mobility, or in a vacuum created by progressive alternatives. I love this book."—Robin D.G. Kelley, from the foreword "No Fascist USA! is not only timely, but also essential in the present period of accelerated white supremacist activity and anti-racist organizing to combat it. In telling the story of the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, the authors, without romanticizing or condemning, draw important lessons from the fifteen-year history of the group."—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment “With its savvy blend of youth culture and street confrontation, the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee tried to stop Trumpism before Trump. They confronted the rise of white nationalism in prisons, workplaces, and music scenes when precious few paid attention to it . . . Hilary Moore and James Tracy have gifted us with an urgent read.”—Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era “James Tracy and Hilary Moore deliver a searing, bold new work that examines another painful and complicated chapter in American race relations. In an eye-opening account, They are able to connect the dots of the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, a band of contemporary predominantly white activists, and its efforts to expose white supremacist organizations. With a fresh eye and new research, their book uncovers with stunning precision how these groups remain active and exposes some of their unlikely alliances.”—Laurens Grant, filmmaker, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Freedom Riders “We learned from history. You can too!”—Terry Bisson, author of Fire on the Mountain and former member of the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee "This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the roots of what happened in Charlottesville, and the burgeoning white nationalist membership lists in the U.S. today. We cannot possibly take on the challenges we face without learning from the past. This book is a necessary and long overdue contribution to inform the way forward."—Carla F. Wallace, co-founder, Showing Up for Racial Justice "I've waited thirty years for this book! Our emergency hearts have always driven uprisings to stop white terrorism, but it always takes more than black-bloc tactics in the streets to stop fascists. No Fascist USA! firmly connects today's militant anti-fascist street-fighting movements with important living radical histories to disrupt the cycles that keep the spectre of fascism alive in the modern era. The struggles faced by the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee continue today in our difficult arc towards collective liberation."—scott crow, author of Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense

Grievers

A tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world.

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781849354523

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 443

A tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world.


Right to Rock

In detailing the black rock scene , I am especially concerned with marking the
centrality of pleasure in the BRC enterprise . Often , in the rush to recognize the
politics of cultural activism , the participants ' dogged persistence in the face of ...

Author: Maureen Mahon

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 317

View: 776

DIVAn account of the Black Rock Coalition, which began in New York in 1985, and its relation to the results of civil rights era integration, and to the larger questions of racialization in the music industry, and American society./div


Deep Liberation

Shamanic healer Langston Kahn offers the Deep Liberation Process, a body-based approach that allows us to radically transform the range of fear-based stories we each hold in ourselves: from traumatic experiences, internalized oppression, ...

Author: Langston Kahn

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623174937

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 678

"With Deep Liberation, our sacred calling is made accessible to all who are willing to listen for it within themselves." —adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism To create a world free from oppression, we each have to face the ways that we maintain toxic social systems within ourselves. In Indigenous cultures throughout the world, it's understood that true transformation starts in the body with a change of heart. Shamanic healer Langston Kahn offers the Deep Liberation Process, a body-based approach that allows us to radically transform the range of fear-based stories we each hold in ourselves: from traumatic experiences, internalized oppression, and habitual emotional patterns to the outmoded beliefs that hold us back from healing, transforming, and freeing our authenticity and unique genius. Bridging the shamanic wisdom of ancient spirituality with the needs and demands of modern-day life, Kahn offers concrete skills to cultivate deep grounding, skillful boundaries, and a healthy energy body; methods for authentic shadow work and healing our triggers; and tools for effectively tending personal and collective well-being in community.

Transnational Women s Activism

The chief contributors of the Meiji Restoration , who had been young low -
echelon samurais during the Tokugawa era , married women from pleasure
quarters or took them into their houses as concubines . The Meiji leaders , after
occupying ...

Author: Rumi Yasutake

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Japanese American women

Page: 552

View: 735


Indian Dissertation Abstracts

Non - ideological activists are those students who are stimulated to activism by
certain persons or factors . The stimulants considered by us here are other
people ( other students , politicians or college authorities ) , pleasure derived
from ...

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Pleasure Principles

bigots and the homosexual men and women who are content to work toward their
inclusion in an otherwise unchanged sexist , racist , class oppressive society that
queer activists are taking a militant anti - assimilationist stance . Some queer ...

Author: Victoria Harwood

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart Limited

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 126


Queer Political Performance and Protest

This book examines the role of play in gay liberation and queer activism, and the ways in which queer notions of play have influenced a broad range of social movements.

Author: Benjamin Shepard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135900426

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 822

From the birth of the Gay Liberation through the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, the global justice movement in 1994, the largest day of antiwar protest in world history in February 2003, the Republican National Convention protests in August 2004, and the massive immigrant rights rallies in the spring of 2006, the streets of cities around the world have been filled with a new theatrical model of protest. Elements of fun, creativity, pleasure, and play are cornerstones of this new approach toward protest and community building. No movement has had a larger influence on the emergence of play in social movement activity than the gay liberation and queer activism of the past thirty years. This book examines the role of play in gay liberation and queer activism, and the ways in which queer notions of play have influenced a broad range of social movements.

Emergent Strategy

In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want.

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849352615

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 908

In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride! adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

Cahiers de la Femme

One objective was to denounce and dispel the inaccuracies of " those
heterosexual practices predicat on the assumption of the priority of a male sexual
urge and a male right to sexual pleasure ” ( Hamilton 65 ) . Activists sought to
expose the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Feminism

Page:

View: 429


Sociology for Pleasure

The thought reform , however , has been nearly as drastic in some cases — from
activist radicalism to voluntaristic fundamentalism . 2 The idea of applying the
thought reform findings to the Jesus Movement grew out of some extensive and ...

Author: Marcello Truzzi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sociologie

Page: 425

View: 674


Activism

Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape.

Author: Tim Jordan

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895062

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 605

Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. From Europe to the USA, from Australia to South America, from the Left to the Right, Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up d-i-y culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century.