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Cooking Up a Revolution

Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification

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Cooking Up a Revolution by Sean Parson
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During the late 1980s and early 1990s the City San Francisco waged a war with the homeless. During this period over 1,000 arrests and citations where handed out by the police to activists for simply handing out free food in public parks. Why would a liberal city arrest activists helping the homeless? In exploring this question, the book uses the conflict between the city and activists as a unique opportunity to examine the contested nature of urban politics, homelessness, and public space while developing an anarchist alternative to liberal urban politics that is rooted in mutual aid, solidarity, and anti-capitalism. In addition to exploring theoretical and political issues related to gentrification, broken-windows policing, and anti-homeless laws, this book provides both activists, students, and scholars, examples of how anarchist homeless activists in San Francisco resisted these process. -- .

Author Biography

Sean Parson is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University -- .
Release date NZ
December 13th, 2018
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
18 black & white illustrations, 2 tables
Imprint
Manchester University Press
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9781526107350
Product ID
28144900

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