The Critical Readings book reading club starts a new book. This time the text covers several topics under the umbrella of social activism. It examines how collective social movements have cultivated individual practices of 'lifestyle politics'.
Drawing on feminism and other movements that claim that the personal is political, the book explores how radical anarchist activists position their own lifestyles within projects of resistance. Various lifestyle practices, from consumption to personal style to sexual relationships, are studied to address how identity and cultural practices can be used as tools of political dissent.
In this first meeting we will discuss:
* The whole Chapter 1 - Introduction (Pages 1-25)
* Chapter 2's first subchapter - Practices of anti-consumption (Pages 25-37)
The book is availabe in pdf format here:
It is not strictly necessary to read the book to join the meeting, although it is recommended in order to participate in the discussion.
The chapters will be presented and resumed by attendants of the group, and then the whole group will discuss its content.
The format of the reading group will be explained at the beginning of the meeting.
The event is held in english.