Living in A World That Can't Be Fixed

Living in A World That Can't Be Fixed

Reimagining Counterculture Today

Book - 2019
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""This is a book about counterculture, and that's a problem..." So begins Curtis White's thrilling call for the revitalization of counterculture today. The problem, White argues, is twofold: first, most of us think of counterculture as a phenomenon stuck in the 1960s, and, second, what passes as counterculture today . . . simply isn't. Nevertheless, a reimagined counterculture is our best hope to save the planet, bypass social antagonisms, and create the world we actually want to live in. Now. White--"the most inspiringly wicked social critic of the moment" (Will Blythe, Elle)--shows how the products of our so-called resistance, from Ken Burns to Black Panther, rarely offer a meaningful challenge to power, and how our loyalty to the "American Lifestyle" is self-defeating and keeps us from making any real social change. The result is an inspiring case for practicing civil disobedience as a way of life, and a clear vision for a better world--full of play, caring, and human connection."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY :, Melville House Publishing,, 2019.
ISBN: 9781612198088
Branch Call Number: 306.1 WH
Characteristics: xx, 140 pages ; 22 cm

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Added 4/20/20. Flannery O’Connor’s character Misfit proclaims, “She would have been a good woman if there had been someone there to shoot her every minute of her life.” White applies this characterization to the “inconveniently stupid” among us today. Read the short stories and the social critici... Read More »


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