Everyday Resistance: French Activism In The 21st Century
by Bruno FrГЁre /
2019 / English / PDF
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This book studies those who, in various domains of life, are resisting the increasingly harsh day-to-day pressures of late capitalism, centering mainly on French examples. Far from the global euphoria of the sixties and seventies, everyday people are trying to loosen the grip of injustice in very concrete ways: people experiencing homelessness try to occupy and live in empty buildings collectives of small farmers and consumers avoid long (and costly) commercial supply chains to defend their common interests students and teachers organize to prevent the expulsion of undocumented migrants and activists in the free software movement fight for the common ownership of software and of the Internet. Through civil disobedience in the midst of daily life, people are trying to resist, work against, and change laws that protect the interests of firms and corporations considered socially or ecologically unfair.