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Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture


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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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Monika Rose, January 27, 2011 (view all comments by Monika Rose)
Amazing. The only reason I could put "Radical Homemakers" down was to take time to understand the magnitude of this book. Hayes pulls together a plethora of information and makes it engaging, interesting, and most of all empowering!!
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bakerymanis, September 22, 2010 (view all comments by bakerymanis)
within the 260+ pages i found inspiration, validation, and insight from the lives of radical homemakers across america, including Hayes herself. using in-depth interviews with 20 radical homemakers and her own experiences as the foundation, Hayes has put into words a broad template for what radical homemaking might look like, and inspires us to put that template to work for ourselves. the overarching theme is that we can do more, with less. we do not need salaries or big houses or corporations selling us crap to be happy, nor are these markers the peak of culture, ambition, or productivity. we can be productive on a different scale, moving at an easier pace, and oftentimes accomplish more, with less goods, and be happier in the process.
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korentokutoa, May 5, 2010 (view all comments by korentokutoa)
I am very interested in the whole process of Urban Homesteading and providing quality homemade goods to my family. I can't hardly wait to get a copy of this book and see what she has to say.
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Hayes, Shannon
Left to Write
Sociology - General
Sustainable living
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