North York, ON M3J 2S5
Please join us for Patricia Burke Wood’s Book Launch for Citizenship, Activism, and the City (2017) followed by a Meet and Greet to kick off the Fall 2017 Term!
Citizenship, Activism, and the City (2017), by Patricia Burke Wood
Were the occupations of 2010–11 – from Spain to Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street – a success or failure? Are they the model for urban radical politics? This book challenges common understandings and underlying assumptions of what constitutes activism and resistance. It proposes a critical urban theory of politics and citizenship that is grounded in the city as it is inhabited. For those who are marginalized, the city is a double-edged sword of oppression and emancipation. This book argues for an intersectional approach that actively dismantles hierarchies and embraces a wider range of acts of resistance and creative transformation, one in which we recognize these acts of citizenship as a form of constitutionalism. Wood reframes the theorization of protest and of the city, ‘post-political’ literature and the history of protest, and Marxist and anarchist ideas about the time and space of politics. Through this, she adopts a unique approach to provide new theoretical insights and challenges to post-political thinking.
CITY’s Meet and Greet 2017
Please join us for some refreshments and a chance to meet some of our faculty, staff, and student members, and to learn about our current projects. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday October 13, 2017
3:00pm – 4:30pm
734 Kaneff Tower
Everyone is Welcome!
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