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Reading Discussion of Alexis Shotwell's "Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times"

"Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give up.

In Against Purity, Alexis Shotwell proposes a powerful new conception of social movements as custodians for the past and incubators for liberated futures. Against Purity undertakes an analysis that draws on theories of race, disability, gender, and animal ethics as a foundation for an innovative approach to the politics and ethics of responding to systemic problems."

READ: The Folly of 'Purity Politics': An Interview with Alexis Shotwell