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Radical Homemakers

Reclaiming Domesticity From A Consumer Culture

Hayes, Shannon

(Paperback - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Radical Homemakers
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Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act; who center their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change--P. [4] of cover.
Published: Richmondville, NY : Left to Write Press, c2010.
ISBN: 0979439116
9780979439117
Branch Call Number: 640 HAY
Characteristics: xiv, 300 p. ;,23 cm.

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Jul 01, 2013
  • drnance rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well-written and researched. A thoughtful piece on shifting our idea of home from a consumption centre back to a production centre. Liked it so much I bought my own copy.

Dec 29, 2011
  • Arachne rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book, written when the economic crisis was occurring, proposes that we would be happier, healthier, and create less damage to the earth if we focussed less on earning more cash to spend it on more stuff and paying for people to do things to make our food convenient and fast. Shannon uses the first part of her book to show why men and women must free themselves from the imprisonment that the cash economy puts on our lives, and the second part looks at how people are learning and using skills to grow and preserve their own food in the city, or buy from local farmers, drive less, rebuild local communities wherever you are, and make all kinds of homes empowering for women, men, and kids.

Aug 04, 2010
  • chessa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not really a how-to, but a wonderful and inspiring book full of stories of how other people have found an alternative path in life to the normal, soul-sucking 9-5 grind. Loved it!

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