Cooking up a Revolution Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification

Sean Parson (Author)


Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 192
Released: September 8, 2020
ISBN-13: 9781526148025

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.

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