How eco-communes operate as sites of resistance as politics of self
What is it about?
In this paper we study eco-communes as sites of resistance and political activism. Based on a post-structuralist narrative analysis of interview materials,we elaborate on the ways in which life in a commune is narrated and represented as an identity project with a mission to bring about social change.
Why is it important?
The shows that that life in the eco-commune may represent a form of resistance and political struggle that Michel Foucault has referred to as politics of self; it represents not only direct opposition against the social order of contemporary Western consumer society but also more subtle resistance against the normalized forms of subjectivity that it entails.
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