Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pg. 99: Chelsea Schelly's "Dwelling in Resistance"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Dwelling in Resistance: Living with Alternative Technologies in America by Chelsea Schelly.

About the book, from the publisher:
Most Americans take for granted much of what is materially involved in the daily rituals of dwelling. In Dwelling in Resistance, Chelsea Schelly examines four alternative U.S. communities—“The Farm,” “Twin Oaks,” “Dancing Rabbit,” and “Earthships”—where electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation practices differ markedly from those of the vast majority of Americans.

Schelly portrays a wide range of residential living alternatives utilizing renewable, small-scale, de-centralized technologies. These technologies considerably change how individuals and communities interact with the material world, their natural environment, and one another. Using in depth interviews and compelling ethnographic observations, the book offers an insightful look at different communities’ practices and principles and their successful endeavors in sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Learn more about Dwelling in Resistance at the Rutgers University Press website.

Chelsea Schelly is an associate professor of sociology at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. She is the author of Crafting Collectivity: American Rainbow Gatherings and Alternative Forms of Community.

The Page 99 Test: Dwelling in Resistance.

--Marshal Zeringue