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Title Radical Gotham : anarchism in New York city from Schwab's saloon to occupy Wall Street / edited by Tom Goyens
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Johann Most and the German Anarchists; Saul Yanovsky and Yiddish Anarchism on the Lower East Side; Fired by the Ideal: Italian Anarchists in New York City, 1880s-1920s; Times of Propaganda and Struggle: El Despertar and Brooklyn's Spanish Anarchists, 1890-1905; From Union Square to Heaven: Dorothy Day and the Origin of Catholic Worker Anarchism; New Wind: The Why?/Resistance Group and the Roots of Contemporary Anarchism, 1942-1954; Poetic Tension: The Aesthetic Politics of the Living Theatre
Up against the Wall Motherfucker: Ideology and Action in a "Street Gang with an Analysis"Gordon Matta-Clark's Anarchitecture; ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space; The Influence of Anarchism in Occupy Wall Street; Contributors; Index
Summary "A collection of scholarly essays focused on a sophisticated and historical examination of the anarchist traditions in politics, publishing, the arts, economic justice, and economic identity in New York City over the last 150 years. Tom Goyens argues that New York's identity as a cultural and artistic center, as a point of arrival for millions of immigrants, and as a hub of capitalism makes the city a unique and influential terrain for the study of anarchism, with special attention to how anarchism is situated physically, politically, and culturally in New York City. The collection includes essays on German, Italian, and Yiddish- and Spanish-speaking anarchists as well as anarchism in relation to religion, politics, and art. The collection culminates in an essay on how the Occupy Wall Street movement's general assemblies, decision making by hand signals, and alternative uses of space and resources demonstrate anarchist tendencies rooted in the immigrant radical communities of New York City"-- Provided by publisher
"New York City's identity as a cultural and artistic center, as a point of arrival for millions of immigrants sympathetic to anarchist ideas, and as a hub of capitalism made the city a unique and dynamic terrain for anarchist activity. For 150 years, Gotham's cosmopolitan setting created a unique interplay between anarchism's human actors and an urban space that invites constant reinvention. Tom Goyens gathers essays that demonstrate anarchism's endurance as a political and cultural ideology and movement in New York from the 1870s to 2011. The authors cover the gamut of anarchy's emergence in and connection to the city. Some offer important new insights on German, Yiddish, Italian, and Spanish-speaking anarchists. Others explore anarchism's influence on religion, politics, and the visual and performing arts. A concluding essay looks at Occupy Wall Street's roots in New York City's anarchist tradition. Contributors: Allan Antliff, Marcella Bencivenni, Caitlin Casey, Christopher J. CastaƱeda, Andrew Cornell, Heather Gautney, Tom Goyens, Anne Klejment, Alan W. Moore, Erin Wallace, and Kenyon Zimmer"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 19, 2018)
Subject Anarchism -- New York (State) -- New York.
Form Electronic book
Author Goyens, Tom, 1972- editor
LC no. 2017020906
ISBN 0252099591 (electronic bk.)
9780252099595 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
(paperback : alk. paper)