Ecoliberation: Reimagining Resistance and the Green Scare (Outspoken #3) (Paperback)

Ecoliberation: Reimagining Resistance and the Green Scare (Outspoken #3) By Jennifer D. Grubbs Cover Image


Disenchanted by indirect forms of protest designed to work within existing systems of corporate and state power, animal and earth liberation activists have turned instead to direct action. In this detailed ethnographic account Jennifer Grubbs takes the reader inside the complicated, intricate world of these powerful and controversial interventions, nuancing the harrowing realities of political repression with the inspiring, clever ways that activists resist.Grubbs draws on her personal experiences within the movement to offer a thoughtful and intersectional analysis. Tracing the strategies of liberationist activists as they grapple with doing activism under extreme repression, Ecoliberation challenges ubiquitous frameworks that position protestors as either good or bad by showing how activists playfully and confrontationally enact radical social change. Nearly a decade in the making, the book looks back at the notorious period of repression called the Green Scare and draws contemporary connections to the creep of fascism under President Donald Trump.In stories that are simultaneously heartbreaking, riddled with tension and contradiction, and inspiring, Grubbs proves that whether or not the revolution is televised, it will be spectacular.

About the Author

Jennifer D. Grubbs is assistant professor of anthropology and the Prison Justice Initiative convener at Antioch College.

Praise For…

“Ecoliberation makes an important contribution to the literature in a number of ways. First and foremost, studies of social movements routinely ignore anarchism, and Jennifer Grubbs describes tendencies within the anarchist movement and radical milieus in detail. A compelling work.” Deric Shannon, Emory University and editor of The End of the World as We Know It? Crisis, Resistance, and the Age of Austerity

" ... based on the author’s own activist experience as well as interviews and fieldnotes, this study is both a call to action for activist academics and a case study for understanding rhetoric and voice. Written from an anthropological and ethnographic standpoint, this book will interest social and political scientists examining activism, the current environmental crises, or power more generally." Choice
Product Details
ISBN: 9780228006824
ISBN-10: 0228006821
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Outspoken