Pleasure Activism

Pleasure Activism

The Politics of Feeling Good

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"How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor Adrienne Maree Brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects -- from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs -- building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chico, CA : AK Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781849353267
1849353263
Call Number: 170 B87721p 2019
Characteristics: 441 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Politics of feeling good

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Grade YA/Adult. The politics of activism doesn't have to be painful, hard work. These essays demonstrate how the activism of sexual and gender politics and mental health activism, have all inspired an activist revolution around emotions and erotic desires as well. These essays empower queer brown... Read More »


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