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Anarchism in the Boonies: Place-Making, Technology and Resistance in Rural Canada

Anarchism in the Boonies: Place-Making, Technology and Resistance in Rural Canada

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Title: Anarchism in the Boonies: Place-Making, Technology and Resistance in Rural Canada
Author: Malenfant, Jayne
Abstract: Looking at various locations around Canada, this thesis aims to better understand the ways in which modern Canadian anarchists are reimagining spaces in both rural and urban contexts. Through focusing on the use of technology and Do-It-Yourself ethics, this research demonstrates the unique ways this "scene" creates new forms of rural living and political opportunities outside of urban activism. In addition, this builds on existing ideas of how new media and technology can be tinkered with in politically meaningful ways--in this case melding aspects of punk, anarchist and "traditional" rural aesthetics and ethics to create fluid spaces of possibility.
Subject: Cultural anthropology
Keywords: Anarchism
Activism
Punk
DIY
Rural
New Media
Social Media
Back-to-the-Land
Zines
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32133
Supervisor: Alexandrakis, Othon
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Social Anthropology
Exam date: 2015-09-30
Publish on: 2016-09-20

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