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The Rise of Lifestyle Activism

From New Left to Occupy

Authors: Sotirakopoulos, Nikos

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  • Provides an innovative analysis of the evolution of movement politics from activism for social change of the New Left to modern day mobilisations 
  • Uses a wide variety of case studies from the 1960s to the present day
  • Includes original interviews with Occupy protesters 
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This book explores changes in the values and ideas of a large part of the political Left in recent decades. The author identifies that a questioning of the merits of economic growth; an ideal of environmental sustainability overriding the old radical visions of material abundance; a critique of instrumental reason; a suspiciousness towards universalist claims; and an attachment to subjective and pluralistic identities, have been dominant in the narratives of the Leftist milieu and of social movements. 
Yet the author suggests that such changes, known as ‘lifestyle activism’, could be understood in a different way, one characterised by suspiciousness towards the belief that human action guided by reason can lead society towards a future that will be better and more affluent. Using a range of case studies from the 1960's to the present day anti-austerity movement, Sotirakopoulos  argues that the New Left and its ideological heirs could be understood not so much as a continuation, but as an inversion from the Old Left and, most importantly, from humanistic visions of modernity. 
The book will therefore be ideal reading for students and researchers of political sociology, radical politics, modern political ideologies, contentious politics and political theory and to  scholars of new social movements and the New Left.

About the authors

Nikos Sotirakopoulos is lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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Hardcover 79,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55102-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 64,99 €
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  • Due: November 7, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71563-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Lifestyle Activism
Book Subtitle
From New Left to Occupy
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55103-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55103-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55102-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71563-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 184
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