Chaos and hope: nano-utopian moments of activist self-organisation

McKnight, Heather (2020) Chaos and hope: nano-utopian moments of activist self-organisation. Excursions, 10 (1). pp. 33-60.

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Abstract

Arguably, chaos and entropy are adaptive to activism and utopian theory; they trouble normative approaches to temporal progress, applying a non-linear and emergent approach to thinking about activism and possibility. [...] This initial exploratory definition of the nano-utopian describes moments that are fractions of [...] micro- utopian structures, or that may initially sit at a disconnect from them, differing mainly in the fact that they are unpredictable, unplanned or unexpected.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: utopia, protest, umbrella revolution, nano-utopia, micro-utopia, chaos, temporality, becoming utopian, resistance
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0071 Theory. Relation to other subjects
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K3154 Constitutional law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K3154 Constitutional law > K3224 Individual and state
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX0013 Theory. Philosophy
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Depositing User: Heather McKnight
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 11:42
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 11:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/95592

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