Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture

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By (author) Shannon Hayes

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  • Publisher: Left to Write Press
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 22mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Rihcmondville
  • ISBN 10: 0979439116
  • ISBN 13: 9780979439117
  • Illustrations note: index, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 46,791

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Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises-drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities. In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude. Radical Homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book.

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"The world is moving towards a tougher period, when the relative ease and luxury we've known will be tested. But that test can deepen our family and community lives, as Shannon Hayes shows, providing more of us-of both genders-become homemakers."--Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future