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? 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, including Audre Lourdes invitation to use the erotic as power and Toni Cade Bambaras exhortation that we make the revolution irresistible, the contributors to this volume take up the challenge to rethink the ground rules of activism. Writers including Cara Page of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of This Body Is Not an Apology, and author Alexis Pauline Gumbs cover a wide array of subjects from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugscreating new narratives about how politics can feel good and how...
|Title||:||Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good|
|Number of Pages||:||280 pages|
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Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Reviews
A well written book that I'm sure will be valuable to a lot of folks. I found it a little too pop-y for my tastes.