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DREAM: RE-IMAGINING PROGRESSIVE POLITICS IN AN AGE OF FANTASY – FREE PDF

Created: 13 Feb 2018

 Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy, by CAA co-director Stephen Duncombe is now a free PDF. Part analysis of popular culture, part how-to guide to creative activism, Stephen make a case for how activists can, and must use fantasy and spectacle in their work…and do ...

Reading List – Social Marketing

Created: 28 Apr 2017

Using marketing techniques to promote healthy behaviors. These are books we recommend often.             Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity Through Social Marketing: Current Practices and Recommendations by Rina ...

Reading List – Utopia

Created: 28 Apr 2017

Utopia, by Thomas More, edited and introduced by Stephen Duncombe. (free pdf ) The book that named the practice — much more interesting and politically useful than you might remember from High School. Check out the companion website as ...

Reading List – Practical stuff

Created: 28 Apr 2017

How to work more efficiently, smarter, and with more ease and pleasure.           Getting Things Done by David Allen – yes, it’s aimed at a business demographic, but damn does it ever work. The Now Habit: A Strategic Program ...

Reading List – Comedy

Created: 28 Apr 2017

Re/Search: Pranks – entertaining, and often inspiring even if the examples don’t apply directly or are… let’s just say unethical. Only Joking by Jimmy Carr – If there is a book on comedy theory (that you’d actually want to read) this might be ...

Reading List – Creativity and being an artist

Created: 28 Apr 2017

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland – Lambert bought this and given it away more times than he can remember. Kevin Kelley sums it up with “Easily the keenest insight into making art ...

Reading List – Cognition

Created: 28 Apr 2017

David McRaney’s books on self-delusion called “You Are Not So Smart” and “You Are Now Less Dumb” both offer a very accessible introduction to “discover the wonderful ways you delude yourself every day and enjoy a healthy dose of ...

Reading List – Cultural theory

Created: 28 Apr 2017

The Cultural Resistance Reader edited by Stephen Duncombe. All you’ll ever want to read about Cultural Resistance in one place. “Poetry Is Not a Luxury,” from Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde. A non-poem by the great poet ...

Reading List – Activism

Created: 19 Feb 2017

Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy by Stephen Duncombe — (FREE PDF) part analysis of popular culture, part how-to guide to creative activism, Steve make a case for how activists can, and must tap into popular dreams ...

Reading List – History

Created: 15 Feb 2015

A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. Classic overview of US history from the perspective of those fighting the powers-that-be.       PR! A Social History of Spin, by Stuart Ewen. Ewen, an historian of advertising ...