Cooking Up a Revolution : Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification Paperback / softback
by SEAN PARSON
Part of the Contemporary Anarchist Studies series
During the late 1980s and early 1990s the city of San Francisco waged a war against the homeless.
Over 1,000 arrests and citations where handed out by the police to activists for simply distributing free food in public parks.
Why would a liberal city arrest activists helping the homeless?
In exploring this question, the book treats the conflict between the city and activists as a unique opportunity to examine the contested nature of homelessness and public space while developing an anarchist alternative to liberal urban politics that is rooted in mutual aid, solidarity, and anti-capitalism.
In addition to exploring theoretical and political issues related to gentrification, broken-windows policing, and anti-homeless laws, this book provides activists, students and scholars, examples of how anarchist homeless activists in San Francisco resisted these processes. -- .
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages, 18 black & white illustrations, 2 tables
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 01/09/2020
- Category: Sociology
- ISBN: 9781526148025
- Hardback from £65.05