DIY: The Search for Control and Self-Reliance in the 21st Century (Framing 21st Century Social Issues) Kevin Wehr

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Published: March 26th 2012

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84 pages


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DIY: The Search for Control and Self-Reliance in the 21st Century (Framing 21st Century Social Issues)  by  Kevin Wehr

DIY: The Search for Control and Self-Reliance in the 21st Century (Framing 21st Century Social Issues) by Kevin Wehr
March 26th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 84 pages | ISBN: | 10.61 Mb

From the driveway mechanic to the backyard gardener, many diverse people are doing it themselves by building or repairing the stuff of their daily lives without the aid of experts. Do It Yourself uses Habermas’s colonization of the lifeworld as aMoreFrom the driveway mechanic to the backyard gardener, many diverse people are doing it themselves by building or repairing the stuff of their daily lives without the aid of experts.

Do It Yourself uses Habermas’s colonization of the lifeworld as a frame and mobilizes Marx’s concepts of alienation and mystification to examine how social behaviors can be a conscious reply to a complex and fast-moving world, a nostalgia for simpler times past, or a just an economic impulse. Each main chapter is anchored by an extended empirical example: back-to-the-land, home-schooling, and self-government.



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