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Dwelling in resistance : living with alternative technologies in America

Author: Chelsea Schelly
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Nature, society, and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chelsea Schelly uses ethnographic research, participant observation, and numerous in-depth interviews to examine four alternative U.S. communities where individuals use electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation technologies that differ markedly from those used by the vast majority of modern American residential dwellers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016044020
(OCoLC)959034489
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chelsea Schelly
ISBN: 9780813586533 0813586534
OCLC Number: 1000384815
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 235 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: What does it mean to dwell in resistance? --
What "normal" dwelling looks like : the history of home technologies --
Custodians of the earth, witnesses to transition : the story of The Farm --
The abundance of the commons : Twin Oaks and the plenitude ethic --
Individualism and symbiosis : the dance at Dancing Rabbit --
Self-sufficiency as social justice : the case of Earthship biotecture --
Dwelling in resistance --
Appendix: Reflections on method.
Series Title: Nature, society, and culture.
Responsibility: Chelsea Schelly.
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