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Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2
Under Slavery, in Peasant Societies, and on the Factory Floor -- Toward a Revolutionary Strategy for Today
Kevin Van Meter
 Michael Caplan  Contact Contributor
May 16, 2002, 12:39 p.m.
A work-in-progress exploring ways that various types of oppressed people resist outside established political and economic channels.
Producer: Michael Caplan
Uploaded by: George King
This presentation will explore the notion of everyday resistance, in which members of an oppressed populace resist the system outside the realm of established unions or organizations. We will look at the forms, content, strategies, and relationship of everyday resistance to overt rebellion. This talk will also discuss the effects that everyday resistance has had on the disciplinary order, the state, and capital, as well as its potentialities. Building on the works of Peter Kropotkin, George Rawick, Herbert Apthecker, James Scott, Stuart B. Schwartz, Pierre Clastres, Ann Lucas de Rouffignac, the Midnight Notes Collective, Toni Negri, C. L. R. James, Paulo Friere, and others, this discussion will call for a different approach to revolution: one that is already being scrutinized, and one that is challenging the present order.

This talk was presented at the third Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, at the Institute for Social Ecology, August 2001.

For further information on the conference, please visit

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