Rethinking Prefiguration: Alternatives, Micropolitics and Goals in Social Movements

@inproceedings{Yates2015RethinkingPA,
  title={Rethinking Prefiguration: Alternatives, Micropolitics and Goals in Social Movements},
  author={Luke Yates},
  year={2015}
}
Theories and concepts for understanding the political logic of social movements' everyday activities, particularly those which relate directly to political goals, have been increasingly important since the late 1970s. The notion of ‘prefigurative politics’ is becoming established in this debate and refers to scenarios where protesters express the political ‘ends’ of their actions through their ‘means’, or where they create experimental or ‘alternative’ social arrangements or institutions. Both… CONTINUE READING

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