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Title The city is ours : squatting and autonomous movements in Europe from the 1970s to the present / edited by Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff, and Leendert van Hoogenhuijze.
Imprint Oakland : PM Press, [2014]

Subject Squatter settlements -- Europe.
Squatters -- Europe.
Social movements -- Europe.
Radicalism -- Europe.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Alt Name Steen, Bart van der,
Katzeff, Ask,
Hoogenhuijze, Leendert van,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Squatters and autonomous movements have been at the forefront of radical politics in Europe for nearly a half-centuryfrom struggles against urban renewal and gentrification, to large-scale peace and environmental campaigns, to spearheading the antiausterity protests sweeping the continent. Through an examination of the local history of these movements in eight different citiesincluding Amsterdam, Berlin, and other famous centers of autonomous insurgence, along with underdocumented cities such as Poznan and AthensThe City Is Ours paints a broad and complex picture of Europes squatting and autonomous movements. Each chapter focuses on one city and provides a clear chronological narrative and analysis accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The sections center on the most important events and developments in the history of these movements, identifying the specificities of the local movements and dealing with issues such as the relation between politics and subculture, generational shifts, the role of confrontation and violence, and changes in political tactics. The contributors are all politically engaged authors who combine academic scrutiny with accessible writing, providing a clear and engaging view of important contemporary social movements.
Contents Introduction : squatting and autonomous action in Europe, 1980-2012 / Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff, and Leendert van Hoogenhuijze -- Myth and reality in the Amsterdam squatters' movement, 1975-2012 / Nazima Kadir -- The rise and crisis of the anarchist and libertarian movement in Greece, 1973-2012 / Gregor Kritidis -- ¡El carrer es nostre! The autonomous movement in Barcelona, 1980-2012 / Claudio Cattaneo and Enrique Tudela -- Autonomous urbanisms and the right to the city : the spatial politics of squatting in Berlin, 1968-2012 / Alex Vasudevan -- Ebb and flow : autonomy and squatting in Brighton, 1973-2012 / Needle Collective and the Bash Street Kids -- Youth, space, and autonomy in Copenhagen : the squatters' and autonomous movement, 1963-2012 / René Karpantschof and Flemming Mikkelsen -- Squatting in London : squatters' rights and legal movement(s) / Lucy Finchett-Maddock -- Squatting in the east : the Rozbrat squat in Poland, 1994-2012 / Grzegorz Piotrowski -- Squatting and autonomous action in Vienna, 1976-2012 / Robert Foltin.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9781604869910 (electronic bk.)
1604869917 (electronic bk.)
9781629630212 (electronic bk.)
1629630217 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 886112164
Additional Format Print version: Van der Steen, Bart. City Is Ours : Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present. Chicago : PM Press, ©2014 9781604866834