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作者 Shepard, Benjamin
書名 Play, Creativity, and Social Movements : If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution
出版項 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9780203831489 (electronic bk.)
9780415963244
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (331 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Routledge Advances in Sociology Ser
Routledge Advances in Sociology Ser
附註 Cover -- Play, Creativity, and Social Movements. If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution -- Copyright -- Contents -- Lists of Figures -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes toward an Introduction. From Play to Eternity -- 1. Surrealists, Situations, and Street Parties. History, Play, and Social Movements -- 2. Play as Prank. From the Yippies to the Young Lords -- 3. Send in the Clowns. Play, Pleasure, and Struggles against Oblivion -- 4. Play as Community Building. From Gardens to Global Action -- 5. Play as Street Party. Reclaiming Streets and Creating More Gardens! -- 6. Playing in Topsy-Turvy Times. From Carnival to Carnage -- 7. From Play to Panic. Ludic Organizing in Absurd Times -- 8. The Limits of Play. Radical Clowning vs. Tomato Picking -- Notes toward a Conclusion. Reflections on the Study of Play in Social Movements -- Interviews -- A Brief Glossary of Groups -- References -- About the Author -- Index
As we play, we step away from stark reality to conjure up new possibilities for the present and our common future. Today, a new cohort of social activists are using it to create social change and reinvent democratic social relations. In contrast to work or routine, play must be free. To the extent that it is, it infuses a high-octane burst of innovation into any number of organizational practices and contexts, and invites social actors to participate in a low-threshold, highly democratic process of collaboration, based on pleasure and convivial social relations. Despite the contention that such activities are counterproductive, movements continue to put the right to party on the table as a part of a larger process of social change, as humor and pleasure disrupt monotony, while disarming systems of power.   Through this book, Shepard explores notions of play as a social movement activity, considering some of the meanings, applications and history of the concept in relation to social movement groups ranging from Dada and Surrealism to Situationism, the Yippies to the Young Lords, ACT UP to the Global Justice, anti-gentrification, community and anti-war movements of recent years
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Shepard, Benjamin Play, Creativity, and Social Movements : If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415963244
主題 Social movements.;Play -- Social aspects.;Play -- Psychological aspects
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