Dwelling in Resistance

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My forthcoming book, Dwelling in Resistance, will be published Rutgers University Press in 2017. This book examines The Farm, Twin Oaks, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Earthship Biotecture as illustrative case studies of the potential for changing relationships among humans and between humans and nature via alternative technologies and forms of material organization. In the book, I argue that the choices to live in these alternative forms of residential life are not motivated by alternative environmental values, but by values that correspond to more traditional American values regarding freedom and community. It is through alternative practices rather than alternative values that the people living in these communities dwell in resistance, and in doing so offer real solutions for changing social relationships and environmental impacts through the adoption of alternative technologies, communities, and practices. For more information, see The Rutgers University Press site.

 

Cover photo by Savannah Fox. used with permission.