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dc.contributor.authorKadir, Nazima
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-03 08:32:13
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:17:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:17:19Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier608061
dc.identifierOCN: 1001278949en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32714
dc.description.abstractThis book is an ethnographic study of the internal dynamics of a subcultural community that defines itself as a social movement. While the majority of scholarly studies on this movement focus on its official face, on its front stage, this book concerns itself with the ideological and practical paradoxes at work within the micro-social dynamics of the backstage, an area that has so far been neglected in social movement studies. The central question is how hierarchy and authority function in a social movement subculture that disavows such concepts. The squatters’ movement, which defines itself primarily as anti-hierarchical and anti-authoritarian, is profoundly structured by the unresolved and perpetual contradiction between both public disavowal and simultaneous maintenance of hierarchy and authority within the movement. This study analyzes how this contradiction is then reproduced in different micro-social interactions, examining the methods by which people negotiate minute details of their daily lives as squatter activists in the face of a funhouse mirror of ideological expectations reflecting values from within the squatter community, that, in turn, often refract mainstream, middle class norms.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesContemporary Anarchist Studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPF Political ideologies::JPFB Anarchism
dc.subject.otherradical left
dc.subject.otherparticipant observation
dc.subject.othersquatters movement
dc.subject.otheranthropology
dc.subject.otherethnography
dc.titleThe autonomous life?: Paradoxes of hierarchy and authority in the squatters movement in Amsterdam
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7765/9781784997564
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6110b9b4-ba84-42ad-a0d8-f8d877957cdd
oapen.relation.isbn9781784997564
oapen.pages232
oapen.identifier.ocn1001278949


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