The Future Is Now: An Introduction to Prefigurative Politics

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    With the rise of urban gardens, worker-owned coops, ecological communities, and occupied factories, we are witnessing the emergence of a new wave of social movements.

    Bringing together an international group of scholars, this edited collection covers theory, empirical case studies and methodology to analyse the unique characteristics of these movements which differ greatly from their precedents. The contributors demonstrate what we can learn from these movements to rethink our economies and societies.

    This is a comprehensive and timely resource which will illuminate how prefigurative politics can help us envision a post pandemic, fairer and more sustainable society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherBristol University Press
    Number of pages246
    ISBN (Print)9781529215656
    ISBN (Electronic)9781529215670, 9781529215687
    Publication statusPublished - 2022
    SeriesAlternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century

    Bibliographical note

    This research was conducted under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship scheme funded by the European Union (Grant number 798866, Project ‘EcoLabSS – Ecovillages as Laboratories of Sustainability and Social Change). Fellow: Lara Monticelli. Host Institution: Copenhagen Business School.


    • Prefigurative
    • Social change
    • Social movements
    • Activism
    • Capitalism
    • Social reproduction
    • Post-capitalism
    • Radical imagination
    • Utopia
    • Marxism

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