Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Appalachia in Regional ContextPlace Matters$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813175324

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 23 May 2022

Place, Autonomy, and the Politics of Hope

Place, Autonomy, and the Politics of Hope

(p.71) 3 Place, Autonomy, and the Politics of Hope
Appalachia in Regional Context

John Pickles

University Press of Kentucky

The geographer John Pickles defines place as the locus of natural and social life worlds, which provides an operative context of common understandings, institutions, and practices along with the natural environment that sustains the life of communities. He characterizes the defense of these “commons” as the arena in which place-based activism takes center stage. From opposition to mountaintop removal mining to forest and waterways environmentalism, “commons” activism has a long history in Appalachia. The author provides theoretical guidelines for how to think about this activism in relation to the Occupy movement, Right to the City, global labor, and worldwide autonomization movements.

Keywords:   commons, commons activism, labor movements, Occupy movement, Right to the City, place-based activism, place, autonomization movements

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .