The City Is Ours: Squatting And Autonomous Movements In Europe From The 1970s To The Present by Leendert GeronimoThe City Is Ours: Squatting And Autonomous Movements In Europe From The 1970s To The Present by Leendert Geronimo

The City Is Ours: Squatting And Autonomous Movements In Europe From The 1970s To The Present

Foreword byLeendert GeronimoEditorBart Van Der Steen, Ask Katzeff

Paperback | September 11, 2014

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Squatters and autonomous movements have been at the forefront of radical politics in Europe for nearly a half-century—from struggles against urban renewal and gentrification, to large-scale peace and environmental campaigns, to spearheading the antiausterity protests sweeping the continent. Through an examination of the local history of these movements in eight different cities—including Amsterdam, Berlin, and other famous centers of autonomous insurgence, along with underdocumented cities such as Poznan and Athens—The City Is Ours paints a broad and complex picture of Europe’s squatting and autonomous movements. Each chapter focuses on one city and provides a clear chronological narrative and analysis accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The sections center on the most important events and developments in the history of these movements, identifying the specificities of the local movements and dealing with issues such as the relation between politics and subculture, generational shifts, the role of confrontation and violence, and changes in political tactics. The contributors are all politically engaged authors who combine academic scrutiny with accessible writing, providing a clear and engaging view of important contemporary social movements.

Bart van der Steen completed his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, where he studied the squatter and autonomous movements in Amsterdam and Hamburg during the 1980s. Ask Katzeff is a researcher at the University of Copenhagen, where he focuses on the interaction between urban development and squatting in Europe from ...
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Title:The City Is Ours: Squatting And Autonomous Movements In Europe From The 1970s To The PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1604866837

ISBN - 13:9781604866834

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"A fascinating mosaic of urban squatting and autonomous politics in Europe since the 1970s." —Geoff Eley, networks.h-net.org