Edited by Lydia Sargent
This Z Reader on Patriarchy contains 28 essays by such writers as bell hooks, Sheila Rowbotham, Lydia Sargent, Ann Popkin, Lynne Segal, Sonia Shah, Midge Quandt, and many others. These essays, written between 1988 and 2012, all appeared either in Z Magazine, Z Papers, ZNet, transcribed from Z Video Productions, or as a course handout for Z Media Institute. While they mainly cover the women’s movement in the U.S., they also cover issues affecting women in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Part one defines women’s efforts toward revolution and details the importance of understanding the meaning of the “personal is political”. Part two looks at feminist politics after the 1960s. Part Three looks at global issues. Part Four focuses on alternatives.
The Fanfare Series
The three Fanfare volumes have authors from the U.S., Great Britain, South Africa, and Spain who have worked together to accessibly and succinctly provide tools useful to those working to win new societies throughout the world.
Fanfare embodies the politics and hopes of Z and we urge all Z users to give it serious consideration.
Volume 1: Occupy Theory
by Michael Albert & Mandisi Majavu
Occupy Theory develops a shared set of accessible concepts for conceiving what people want for society and developing a strategy for getting it. Occupy Theory argues that current society threatens human existence and stifles human fulfillment and development. It locates and investigates the causes of social problems in the structure of economy, kinship, culture, and polity, providing concepts and analysis for movement activism.
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Volume 2: Occupy Vision
by Michael Albert & Mark Evans
Occupy Vision addresses economics, politics, kinship, culture, ecology, and international relations. For each, it offers an alternative way of conducting life based on new guiding values and institutional arrangements. The result is not capitalist, not 20th century socialist, not authoritarian, not sexist or heterosexist, not racist or nationalistic, not ecocidal, and not imperialist. It is, instead, participatory economic, self managing, feminist, intercommunalist, and peaceful. It is solidarity, horizontalism, and self management made viable.
You can purchase Occupy Vision as an ebook for kindle, or as an ebook for the ipad (coming very soon), each for $3, or in print from the ZStore for $15. You can also purchase the three (print) Fanfare titles all together for the reduced rate of $30, or only $10 each.
Volume 3: Occupy Strategy
by Michael Albert, Jessica Azulay,
& David Marty
Occupy Strategy addresses tactics, program, and overarching strategy relevant to attaining a participatory society. It starts from what participatory theory helps us understand about society and history and what participatory vision establishes as goals and it then discussses organizing methods, issues of power and program, problems of reform and revolution, options for organization, and most especially ways to win gains leading to more gains…
You can purchase Occupy Strategy as an ebook for kindle, or as an ebook for the ipad, each for $3, or in print from the ZStore for $15. You can also purchase the three (print) Fanfare titles all together for the reduced rate of $30, or only $10 each.Z Books are $15 in print and $3 for ipad or kindle format.
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