Collective Joy

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Carnival: Resistance Is the Secret of Joy
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
Reinventing tactics of resistance has become a central preoccupation for the movement of movements. How do we make rebellion enjoyable, effective, and irresistible? Who wants the tedium of traditional...
Community Dreams: Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life
Berkowitz, Bill
Book
1984
A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
2006
An account of the toll that depression has taken on European and North American health since the 18th century.
How we learned to stop having fun
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Article
2007
We used to know how to get together and really let our hair down. Then, in the early 1600s, a mass epidemic of depression broke out - and we've been living with it ever since. Something went wrong, bu...
The Joy of Revolution
Knabb, Ken
Book
1997
Knabb says "What is needed, I believe, is a worldwide participatory-democracy revolution that would abolish both capitalism and the state. This is admittedly a big order, but I'm afraid that nothing l...
The joyful community: An account of the Bruderhof, a communcal movement now in its third generation
Zablocki, Benjamin
Book
1971
An in-depth study of the Bruderhof community.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...