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The Resource Notes from a revolution : Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight, [edited by] Kristine McKenna and David Hollander

Notes from a revolution : Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight, [edited by] Kristine McKenna and David Hollander

Label
Notes from a revolution : Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight
Title
Notes from a revolution
Title remainder
Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Kristine McKenna and David Hollander
Title variation
Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The social upheaval of the sixties gave rise to many fascinating coalitions and communes, but the Diggers, a little-known and short-lived group, stand apart from them all. Formed in Haight-Ashbury in 1966 by members of R.G. Davis's subversive theater company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Diggers took their name from the English Diggers, a seventeenth century agrarian collective devoted to creating a utopian society free of ownership and commerce. The San Francisco Diggers, under the leadership of Peter Berg, Emmett Grogan, Peter Coyote, and Billy Murcott, were true anarchists, with roots in the Theater of the Absurd, Existentialism, and strategies of direct action. They coined slogans designed to prod people into participating and staged art happenings, public interventions, and street theater infused with wicked humor. The Diggers also provided free food, clothing, medical care and lodging to anyone in need as part of their effort to create a unified and mutually supportive community. A critically important part of their methodology were the hundreds of broadsides that they regularly produced and distributed throughout the Haight, printed by the Communication Company, a maverick, short-lived publishing outfit founded by Chester Anderson and Claude Hayward. A selection of these graphically inventive, lacerating and sometimes funny broadsides are gathered together for the first time in 'Notes From a Revolution', which offers a fascinating and oddly moving record of the counterculture in its early bloom
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
335.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1002.B7
LC item number
N68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McKenna, Kristine
  • Hollander, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diggers (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Communication Company
  • Broadsides
  • Counterculture
  • Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco, Calif.)
Label
Notes from a revolution : Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight, [edited by] Kristine McKenna and David Hollander
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223102214971
  • 31223102214963
  • 31223102214955
  • 31223102214989
  • 31223102214997
  • 31223102215002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
175 p.
Isbn
9780983587033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • 794307158
  • (OCoLC)794307158
Label
Notes from a revolution : Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight, [edited by] Kristine McKenna and David Hollander
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223102214971
  • 31223102214963
  • 31223102214955
  • 31223102214989
  • 31223102214997
  • 31223102215002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
175 p.
Isbn
9780983587033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • 794307158
  • (OCoLC)794307158

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