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The Rise of Lifestyle Activism

Abstract

The changes in the ideas and values of a large part of the leftist milieu also had an influence on forms of action. This chapter examines such developments through the prism of Maffesoli’s theory of the ‘neo-tribes’: that is, the need for belonging and the search for new identities as a reaction to the perceived decline of the project of modernity. The focus is on the ‘protest camps’, where activism is fused with the construction of alternative communities and identities, and where the vision of the participants for a new society is ‘prefigured’.

 

 

 

Sotirakopoulos N. (2016) De-Universalizing Political Subjects: Neo-Tribes and New Forms of Action. In: The Rise of Lifestyle Activism. Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55103-0_4
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55102-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55103-0

Quelle: De-Universalizing Political Subjects: Neo-Tribes and New Forms of Action | SpringerLink


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