We created the website Enough in 2008 in response to a yearning for discussion about radical approaches to day-to-day decisions about money and resource sharing. Enough has been a space where people have shared their stories, questions, and strategies about what it means to practice a politics of wealth redistribution and anti-capitalism in their day-to-day lives while existing and surviving within capitalism. We are currently in the process of compiling additional essays to be published in book form.
We are seeking essays about how we conceive of and live a politics of interdependence, resource sharing, and wealth redistribution beyond and in resistance to capitalism.
We have received wonderful submissions from our first call last year, and we have been hard at work compiling and editing them. In the process, we’ve gained a deeper understanding of what this book is and what we are looking for. In that spirit, here is our Second Round Call for Submissions!
What does it look like to transform and undermine capitalism while we are living in it? How do we navigate, reconcile, struggle with, and confront the contradictions inherent in that position? (Please describe specific projects/strategies.)
How are we surviving and thriving in our current conditions while building alternatives and working towards an end to capitalism?
How do we confront the ways capitalism shapes our resistance practices?
How do we navigate the emotional landscape of internalized capitalism?
We are looking for critique and strategy, analysis and action, essays that both examine the big picture and describe how it plays out in the daily details of our lives.
We are looking for STRATEGIES (or dreams/fantasies/plans; they don’t have to be fully realized) combined with ANALYSIS. (i.e. not just an essay about the horrors of capitalism or the amazingness of your collective house, but an integrated combination.) We are looking for essays that examine strategies and acknowledge pitfalls and gaps in addition to celebrating successes and victories.
This is about more than diagnosing the problem; we want to read about your smart and interesting experiments and models: food systems, housing, healthcare, parenting, childcare, organizing, labor, redistribution, retirement, aging, dying, etc. We want strategies that are relevant to and led by poor people, disabled people, people of color, elders, queers, undocumented immigrants, and multigenerational communities. How do we meet our basic needs in ways that are aimed at building collectivity instead of individual scarcity and competition? How do we give and receive care in ways that build the availability of care for everyone?
Some of the topics we would love more writing on include (but are not limited to!):
- Aging & care needs, long-term planning, hoarding vs. preparing;
- Sharing money in interpersonal relationships–including the tension between sharing money only in existing intimate circles versus giving it away to people you don’t know or organizations;
- Anti-capitalist cooperative and collective workplaces–including resistant practices regarding details like payroll, retirement, childcare, benefits, scheduling, etc.;
- Supporting international movements–including how criminalization and surveillance related to the “War on Terror” impact that support;
- Strategies directly supporting imprisoned people and people coming out of prison with commissary/money/housing and other necessities;
- Strikes and striking—debt strikes, prison strikes and forms of striking that depart from traditional union models and are being engaged to resist current conditions. What is effective about these strikes, what is complicated? What historical models do they draw from and what is novel about them? How do they work, what is hard about making them work and how are people doing it? What conflicts are emerging in them?
For more info about this project, please visit http://www.enoughenough.org/about/
Please email submissions, abstracts, proposals, and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 5, 2013.
-Tyrone Boucher and Dean Spade