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dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Nicholasen
dc.description.abstractThis project explores autonomy-oriented currents within permaculture and anarchism. Drawing on a minor current of Western thought influenced by Baruch Spinoza, autonomy is reconceptualized as a situational process that entails both connection and separation. Autonomy is thus an always-partial departure from the toxic patterns nurtured by capitalism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, settler colonialism, state domination, and other forms of subjection. This investigation focuses on the way autonomy-oriented currents transform their own relationships and situations, rather than seeking to ameliorate Empire’s institutions. As a project-based thesis undertaken through Cultural Studies, this investigation involved a number of components in addition to this text, including a blog, co-authoring a book, and propagating perennials and fruit trees. These activities are drawn into conversation with other autonomy-oriented texts and practices, and their potentials and pitfalls are analyzed in relation to liberalism, morality, counterhegemony, academia, oppression, industrialization, militancy, and settler colonialism.en
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dc.subjectSocial Movementsen
dc.subjectPlant Propagationen
dc.titleCultivating Autonomy from Empire: Exploring the Edges of Anarchism and Permacultureen
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.supervisorDay, Richard JFen
dc.contributor.departmentCultural Studiesen
dc.embargo.termsThesis is restricted because it contains material that may be published later as journal articles.en
dc.embargo.liftdate2022-09-29T14:55:15Z's University at Kingstonen

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