The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy (Paperback)Nikos Sotirakopoulos (author)
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Yet the author suggests that such changes, known as `lifestyle activism', could be understood in a different way, one characterised by suspiciousness towards the belief that human action guided by reason can lead society towards a future that will be better and more affluent. Using a range of case studies from the 1960's to the present day anti-austerity movement, Sotirakopoulos argues that the New Left and its ideological heirs could be understood not so much as a continuation, but as an inversion from the Old Left and, most importantly, from humanistic visions of modernity.
The book will therefore be ideal reading for students and researchers of political sociology, radical politics, modern political ideologies, contentious politics and political theory and to scholars of new social movements and the New Left.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 184
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016