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„Działka” i kooperatywa. Dwie przestrzenie oporu
The allotment and the cooperative. Two spaces of resistance

Author(s): Anna Szczeblewska
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: cultural resistance; agon space allotments; allotments gardens; workers

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on two cases: the allotment gardens and the cooperative movement. “The allotment” and “the cooperative” are two areas examined by the author in her pursuit of the manifestations of cultural resistance. The text begins with a short history of the allotment gardening. However, the main purpose of this part of the article is to examine what kind of practices of the allotment gardeners seem to challenge the “liquid modernity” and whether those practices could be defined as a cultural resistance. That resistance, nested in the modern city, would evoke tensions and therefore make the city an “agonistic public space”. In the second part of the text the author explores the topic of the cooperative movement—starting from its history. Then she shares her visit to the one of Warsaw cooperatives. The story is an attempt at understanding the idea of the resistance on which this movement is built.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 101-134
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Czech, Polish