Pleasure Activism

Drawing on the black feminist tradition, including Audre Lourde's invitation to use the erotic as power and Toni Cade Bambara's exhortation that we make the revolution irresistible, the contributors to this volume take up the challenge to ...

Author: adrienne maree brown

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849353271

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls "Pleasure Activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, including Audre Lourde's invitation to use the erotic as power and Toni Cade Bambara's exhortation that we make the revolution irresistible, the contributors to this volume take up the challenge to rethink the ground rules of activism. Writers including Cara Page of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of This Body Is Not an Apology, and author Alexis Pauline Gumbs cover a wide array of subjects—from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs—they create new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own. Building on the success of her popular Emergent Strategy, brown launches a new series of the same name with this volume, bringing readers books that explore experimental, expansive, and innovative ways to meet the challenges that face our world today. Books that find the opportunity in every crisis!

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The Feminist and the Sex Offender

Brown's commitment to pleasure activism stemmed from her own experience with
sexual assault in high school, and her recognition that she was likely not “the
only human who started their sexual life on the defensive.” For brown, pleasure is

Author: Judith Levine

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1788733401

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration, The Feminist and the Sex Offender makes a powerful feminist case for accountability without punishment and sexual safety and pleasure without injustice. With analytical clarity and narrative force, The Feminist and the Sex Offender contends with two problems that are typically siloed in the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration: sexual and gender violence, on the one hand, and the state's unjust, ineffective, and soul-destroying response to it on the other. Is it possible to confront the culture of abuse? Is it possible to hold harm-doers accountable without recourse to a criminal justice system that redoubles injuries, fails survivors, and retrenches the conditions that made such abuse possible? Drawing on interviews, extensive research, reportage, and history, The Feminist and the Sex Offender develops an intersectional feminist approach to ending sexual violence. It maps with considerable detail the unjust sex offender regime while highlighting the alternatives we urgently need.

The Movement for Reproductive Justice

Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism Patricia Zavella. Bookman,
Ann, and Sandra Morgen. 1988. Introduction to ... Chico, CA: AK Press. ———.
2019. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Chico, CA: AK Press.

Author: Patricia Zavella

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479812706

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Shows how reproductive justice organizations' collaborative work across racial lines provides a compelling model for other groups to successfully influence change Patricia Zavella experienced firsthand the trials and judgments imposed on a working professional mother of color: her own commitment to academia was questioned during her pregnancy, as she was shamed for having children "too young." And when she finally achieved her professorship, she felt out of place as one of the few female faculty members with children. These experiences sparked Zavella’s interest in the movement for reproductive justice. In this book, she draws on five years of ethnographic research to explore collaborations among women of color engaged in reproductive justice activism. While there are numerous organizations focused on reproductive justice, most are racially specific, such as the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and Black Women for Wellness. Yet Zavella reveals that many of these organizations have built coalitions among themselves, sharing resources and supporting each other through different campaigns and struggles. While the coalitions are often regional—or even national—the organizations themselves remain racially or ethnically specific, presenting unique challenges and opportunities for the women involved. Zavella argues that these organizations provide a compelling model for negotiating across differences within constituencies. In the context of the war on women's reproductive rights and its disproportionate effect on women of color, and increased legal violence toward immigrants, The Movement for Reproductive Justice demonstrates that a truly intersectional movement built on grassroots organizing, culture shift work, and policy advocating can offer visions of strength, resiliency, and dignity for all.

Fandom Now in Color

Buzzfeed. October 13. http://www
-dead-makeup-transforma tion#.ut8v4Oj3yG. brown, adrienne maree. 2019.
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Chico, CA: AK Press. Brown,

Author: Rukmini Pande

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609387287

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Fandom, Now in Color gathers together seemingly contradictory narratives that intersect at the (in)visibility of race/ism in fandom and fan studies. This collection engages the problem by undertaking the different tactics of decolonization—diversifying methodologies, destabilizing canons of “must-read” scholarship by engaging with multiple disciplines, making whiteness visible but not the default against which all other kinds of racialization must compete, and decentering white fans even in those fandoms where they are the assumed majority. These new narratives concern themselves with a broad swath of media, from cosplay and comics to tabletop roleplay and video games, and fandoms from Jane the Virgin to Japan’s K-pop scene. Fandom, Now in Color asserts that no one answer or approach can sufficiently come to grips with the shifting categories of race, racism, and racial identity. Contributors: McKenna Boeckner, Angie Fazekas, Monica Flegel, Elizabeth Hornsby, Katherine Anderson Howell, Carina Lapointe, Miranda Ruth Larsen, Judith Leggatt, Jenni Lehtinen, joan miller, Swati Moitra, Samira Nadkarni, Indira Neill Hoch, Sam Pack, Rukmini Pande, Deepa Sivarajan, Al Valentín

Contemporary Lesbian Writing

Will theorists find a means to reconcile and bring together the interests of politics /
pleasure , activism / academia , and identification / difference , which , at the
moment , are generally regarded as conflicting and incompatible ? And what
about ...

Author: Paulina Palmer



Category: Social Science

Page: 141

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ReImagining Women

... spirit , fact and feeling , pain and pleasure , activism and contemplation . . .
passion and reason ' ( Lippard 7 ) . Her early work shows the impact of the wit
and humour of Dada , Duchamp , and American artists such as Robert
Rauschenberg .

Author: Shirley C. Neuman



Category: Feminism

Page: 334

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The eighteen essays in this collection largely draw on, extend, and often bring together four quit different, but nonetheless interrelated, thrusts of feminist criticism and theory in which representation is an issue.

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


Category: Students

Page: 133

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

Who s Laughing Now

The politics of joy and pleasure seem to have recently made a comeback within
feminist theory and practice . ... In a more popular call for pleasure and joy in
politics , or pleasure as politics , adrienne maree brown's Pleasure Activism : The

Author: Jenny Sunden


ISBN: 0262044722

Category: Feminism

Page: 208

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"The affective dynamics of shame, seriousness, and laughter: how humor and feminism function in the #MeToo era"--

Culture Wars

Moral prinpress , LaBarbera refrained from imhomosexual activism — that HRC
ciples give license to those who ... a performance by Labarbera said he was not
surlater admitted that Phelps is largely a self - described “ pleasure activist ...




Category: Church and social problems


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Assuming Activism

Western culture has , after all , invented the pleasure of confessing : confessing
feels good . Where photographers think they feel the pleasure of overcoming
sexual repression , they actually enjoy what Foucault calls the anguish of
answering ...

Author: Mark William Woods



Category: Documentary photography

Page: 34

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What are your greatest pleasures in activism ? What is your criteria for success ?
VICTORY . Sandi Cooper My greatest pleasure is the same as my criteria for
success ; namely , to see women develop their own power . Miriam Schapiro To
be ...




Category: Feminism


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A feminist publication on art and politics.

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



Category: Japanese American women

Page: 552

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Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Activism

When the views of animal rights activists ... Hedonistic utilitarians define
happiness in terms of the presence of pleasure and the absence of pain , where
both “ pleasure ” and “ pain ” are broadly construed to include not only physical
pleasures ...

Author: Hedberg Maps

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated


Category: Nature

Page: 232

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An exploration of the relationship between environmental philosophy and environmental activism. It seeks to address two main questions: whether environmental philosophy and ethics should be seen as a form of applied philosophy; and how environmental philos

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


Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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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


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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?

Cahiers de la Femme

Second , they illustrated that the landscape for feminist activism and theorizing
has mutated over the last three decades ... of sexualities , sexual pleasure , and
feminism — and challenging some of the feminist strategies of the past as a result




Category: Feminism


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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



Category: Sociologie

Page: 425

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Right to Rock

vernon reid, cofounderof the brc and living colour guitarist The pleasure of
playing music led brc members to develop strategies to express their musical and
political concerns. In this chapter, I analyze their ''cultural activism'' (Ginsburg
1997) ...

Author: Maureen Mahon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822386135

Category: Music

Page: 331

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The original architects of rock ’n’ roll were black musicians including Little Richard, Etta James, and Chuck Berry. Jimi Hendrix electrified rock with his explosive guitar in the late 1960s. Yet by the 1980s, rock music produced by African Americans no longer seemed to be “authentically black.” Particularly within the music industry, the prevailing view was that no one—not black audiences, not white audiences, and not black musicians—had an interest in black rock. In 1985 New York-based black musicians and writers formed the Black Rock Coalition (brc) to challenge that notion and create outlets for black rock music. A second branch of the coalition started in Los Angeles in 1989. Under the auspices of the brc, musicians organized performances and produced recordings and radio and television shows featuring black rock. The first book to focus on the brc, Right to Rock is, like the coalition itself, about the connections between race and music, identity and authenticity, art and politics, and power and change. Maureen Mahon observed and participated in brc activities in New York and Los Angeles, and she conducted interviews with more than two dozen brc members. In Right to Rock she offers an in-depth account of how, for nearly twenty years, members of the brc have broadened understandings of black identity and black culture through rock music.