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Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism

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Consisting of 10 collaborative picture-essays that weave poetic words with intricate yet bold images, this collection aims to challenge readers into thinking of community action in a positive light. Depicting what it would be like to live, every day, in a world created from below, where coercion and hierarchy are largely vestiges of the past, Paths Toward Utopia suggests s ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 5th 2012 by PM Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Marc Lucke
Apr 26, 2013 Marc Lucke rated it it was ok
Shelves: pm-press, nonfiction

Conceptually, I think this book is really strong but I wish the execution had been tighter. The artwork was monotonous and the writing had an overly-verbose, from-the-pulpit feel to it. I agree with almost everything the artists are saying with this work, I just wish they had found a more engaging way to say it.

Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
Ok, so for the record, sometimes I like Milstein's writing and sometimes I find it really tedious, repetitive, and buzz wordy. Example: her book put out by IAS and AK about anarchism felt refreshing and interesting. This book, Paths toward utopia opens with a massive classic cindy essay managing to talk somewhat about the process of creating the work and much more about her thoughts and feelings regarding possibilities of everyday anarchy. I found the text in the visual essays to be rather dull ...more
Broadsnark
Oct 29, 2012 Broadsnark rated it liked it
I love the idea for this book - a visual artist and writer collaborating to illustrate examples of anarchy in action right in front of our faces. But I almost wish that Occupy, Egypt..would not have happened while they were writing it. Because the most powerful chapters are actually the ones that talk about smaller things. My favorite is the chapter on pubic parks. Everyone is there just doing their own thing and respecting each other and the space - unorganized but not chaotic.
catechism
Dec 16, 2015 catechism rated it it was ok
This really was not what I wanted it to be. The art was monotonous and not great and the writing was tedious and somehow wordy. I rolled my eyes a lot, and listen, I'm the choir; there should have been fist-pumps, not yawns.
Alexander Vieß
Jan 05, 2015 Alexander Vieß rated it it was ok
Schöne Grafik, aber die Texte kommen nicht über das Niveau eines peinlich-proklamativen Unity-Geschwätzes hinaus. Linker, ahistorischer Kitsch.
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Cindy Milstein is an anarchist activist and educator who talks at various anarchist and socialist gatherings. One such talk was the very informal but in-depth class, "Anarchism 101" at the National Conference on Organized Resistance, at the American University in Washington DC, in 2003 and 2004. (See the NCOR Web site for other talks by Milstein each year, including in the new Radical Theory ...more
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