skip to content
Living the movement : Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the New Left, 1967-1981 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Living the movement : Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the New Left, 1967-1981

Author: Blake Slonecker; Peter G Filene
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.
Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : State or province government publication : eBook   Computer File : English
Publication:UNC electronic theses and dissertations collection
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This dissertation uses the Liberation News Service LNS--the Associated Press of New Left underground media--and Montague Farm--a commune created by former LNS staffers--as a lens through which to trace the evolution of the American New Left after 1968. The establishments of underground newspapers--often organized as work collectives--and communes were two of the most ubiquitous and emblematic gestures of the late  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blake Slonecker; Peter G Filene
OCLC Number: 420286828
Notes: Title from electronic title page (viewed Jun. 26, 2009).
"... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of History."
Discipline: History; Department/School: History.
Description: 1 electronic text : PDF (801.27 KB)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Blake Slonecker.

Abstract:

This dissertation uses the Liberation News Service LNS--the Associated Press of New Left underground media--and Montague Farm--a commune created by former LNS staffers--as a lens through which to trace the evolution of the American New Left after 1968. The establishments of underground newspapers--often organized as work collectives--and communes were two of the most ubiquitous and emblematic gestures of the late 1960s and early 1970s. For this reason, LNS and Montague Farm serve as ideal subjects to reveal how institutions founded on the ideals of late-1960s activism adapted their politics to survive in the adverse political culture of the 1970s. By tracking these two groups, this dissertation grounds the events of the 1970s in the legacies of the 1960s. Along the way it explores the divergent aspirations of the communal counterculture, the evolution and demise of the New Left, and the quotidian challenges of living the Movement. Both groups drew from their political worldviews in order to shape their daily lives, creating new divisions of labor, new social arrangements, and new personal politics. With these trends in mind, this dissertation extends the chronological breadth of the Sixties, rethinks the relationship between political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationship between diverse social movements. Ultimately, this dissertation argues that living the movement--through emphases on personal liberation and egalitarianism--became a central institutional survival strategy amid the demise of the New Left and the emergence of an adversarial national political culture. LNS accomplished this goal by continually revising its collective work structure; Montague Farm did so through communal living, antinuclear activism, and alternative energy organizing. This entwined institutional history suggests that the New Left's endgame was significantly more drawn out and complicated than defeatist New Leftists and triumphalist conservatives would have us believe. Indeed, both LNS and Montague Farm maintained a broad vision of Movement activism through the dusk of the 1970s.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/420286828>
bgn:inSupportOf"Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009."
library:oclcnum"420286828"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typebgn:Thesis
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
rdf:typej.0:Web_document
rdf:valueUnknown value: deg
rdf:valueUnknown value: dct
rdf:valueUnknown value: sgp
rdf:valueUnknown value: gpb
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2009"
schema:description"This dissertation uses the Liberation News Service LNS--the Associated Press of New Left underground media--and Montague Farm--a commune created by former LNS staffers--as a lens through which to trace the evolution of the American New Left after 1968. The establishments of underground newspapers--often organized as work collectives--and communes were two of the most ubiquitous and emblematic gestures of the late 1960s and early 1970s. For this reason, LNS and Montague Farm serve as ideal subjects to reveal how institutions founded on the ideals of late-1960s activism adapted their politics to survive in the adverse political culture of the 1970s. By tracking these two groups, this dissertation grounds the events of the 1970s in the legacies of the 1960s. Along the way it explores the divergent aspirations of the communal counterculture, the evolution and demise of the New Left, and the quotidian challenges of living the Movement. Both groups drew from their political worldviews in order to shape their daily lives, creating new divisions of labor, new social arrangements, and new personal politics. With these trends in mind, this dissertation extends the chronological breadth of the Sixties, rethinks the relationship between political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationship between diverse social movements. Ultimately, this dissertation argues that living the movement--through emphases on personal liberation and egalitarianism--became a central institutional survival strategy amid the demise of the New Left and the emergence of an adversarial national political culture. LNS accomplished this goal by continually revising its collective work structure; Montague Farm did so through communal living, antinuclear activism, and alternative energy organizing. This entwined institutional history suggests that the New Left's endgame was significantly more drawn out and complicated than defeatist New Leftists and triumphalist conservatives would have us believe. Indeed, both LNS and Montague Farm maintained a broad vision of Movement activism through the dusk of the 1970s."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/307358502>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Living the movement Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the New Left, 1967-1981"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:url<http://dc.lib.unc.edu/u?/etd,2246>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.