Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781780320496 Published September 2012 For sale in North and South America only
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Everyday Revolutions

Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina

Marina A. Sitrin

Everyday Revolutions

Marina A. Sitrin

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2012  
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781780320496 Published September 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780320502 Published September 2012 For sale in North and South America only
In the wake of the global financial crisis, new forms of social organization are beginning to take shape. Disparate groups of people are coming together in order to resist corporate globalization and seek a more positive way forward. These movements are not based on hierarchy; rather than looking to those in power to solve their problems, participants are looking to one another. In certain countries in the West, this has been demonstrated by the recent and remarkable rise of the Occupy movement. But in Argentina, such radical transformations have been taking place for years. Everyday Revolutions tells the story of how regular people changed their country and inspired others across the world.

Reflecting on new forms of social organization, such as horizontalism and autogestión, as well as alternative conceptions of value and power, Marina Sitrin shows how an economic crisis spurred a people's rebellion; how factory workers and medical clinic technicians are running their workplaces themselves, without bosses; how people have taken over land to build homes, raise livestock, grow crops, and build schools, creating their own art and media in the process. 

Daring and groundbreaking, Everyday Revolutions serves as an instructive example for activists the world over. It shows how the experiences of the autonomous movements in Argentina can help answer the question of how to turn a rupture into a revolution.
Contents
Preface

Introduction
1: A brief history of movements and repression in Argentina
2: From rupture to creation: new movements emerge
3: Horizontalidad
4: New subjectivities and affective politics
5: Power and autonomy: against and beyond the state
6: Autogestión, territory, and alternative values
7: The state rises: incorporation, cooptation, and autonomy
8: Measuring success: affective or contentious politics?

Notes
Bibliography
Index
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