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Pleasure activism : the politics of feeling good / written and gathered by adrienne maree brown.

Brown, Adrienne M., (author,, compiler.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"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? Author and 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, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects -- from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs -- building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 152.42 BRO 2019 (Text) 33892100634873 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/17/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781849353267
  • ISBN: 1849353263
  • Physical Description: 441 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Chico, CA : AK Press, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
section 1. Who taught you to feel good? -- section 2. The politics of radical sex -- section 3. A circle of sex -- section 4: The politics of radical drug use -- section 5. Pleasure as political practice -- section 6. Outro, thank yous.
Summary, etc.:
"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? Author and 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, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects -- from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs -- building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own.
Subject: Feminism.
Feminists > Attitudes.
Feminists > Sexual behavior.
Feminists > Interviews.
African American feminists.
African American feminists > Attitudes.
African American women > Political activity.
African American women > Attitudes.
Women > Sexual behavior.
African American women > Sexual behavior.
Pleasure > Social aspects.
Genre: Interviews.

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