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Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements

Chris Dixon
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Smith 211

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Chris Dixon, author and adjunct research professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, will discuss his newly released book, Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).  Dixon is a graduate of Evergreen State College and holds a PhD from the History of Consciousness program at UC Santa Cruz, and in addition to teaching at Carleton University he serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti.  His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies.   He has also organized with Sudbury Against War and Occupation, the Direct Action Network, and within his Santa Cruz local of the United Auto Workers. 

In Another Politics, he examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges.  The book explores solutions to the key challenge for today’s activists, organizers, fighters, and dreamers: building a substantive link between the work of “against,” which fights ruling institutions, and the work of “beyond,” which develops liberatory alternatives.

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