This paper is a theoretical exploration of how voluntary simplicity – a low impact, yet high satisfaction life – could be seen as a form of everyday activism. The term everyday activism has gain little traction in academic discourse as focus tends to be on large-scale social movements. Through a focus on the feminist movement, Jane Mansbridge & Katherine Flaster (2007) highlight the importance of everyday activists in creating change. My aim in writing this paper is to validate their term through an analysis of another progressive movement that is seeking justice.
Due for completion Spring 2018.
(Mansbridge, J. & Flaster, K. (2007) ‘The Cultural Politics of Everyday Discourse: e Case of “Male Chauvinist’, Critical Sociology, 33, pp. 627-660)