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This article offers an overview of the Czech reception of the Beat movement. After explaining the socio-cultural specificities of the Czech context, the chapter suggests that the various Czech reactions to the Beat impulses should be interpreted as situating themselves somewhere on the scale between the feeling of ‘alienation’, or even ‘l’ex-propriation’ or ‘désappropriation’ (terms that Henri Lefebvre introduces in the first volume of Critique de la vie quotidienne in 1947), and ‘creative resistance’ to and ‘reappropriation’ of everyday life in the sense of Michel de Certeau (L’invention du quotidian, 1980). This chapter claims that the countercultural movements of the post-war period can be viewed and interpreted as reactions to the experience of everyday life, whether it be the Beats themselves, countercultural movements in general or specific local movements, such as the Czech underground, where the inspiration of the Beats was ultimately most evident.

In: Beat Literature in a Divided Europe
This book concerns the form taken today by US imperialism in Latin America, with reference to the projection of US state power as a means of both advancing the economic interests of the US capitalist class in the region and maintaining its hegemony over the world capitalist system.

In Part I the book delves into the complex relationship that exists between imperialism and capitalism as the system that dominates the world economy. Part II elaborates on the economic and political dynamics of imperial power in Latin America and the forces of resistance that these dynamics have generated. Part III focuses on the relationship between the United States and Venezuela, which has assumed the leadership in the anti-imperialist struggle.
In: Extractive Imperialism in the Americas
In: Extractive Imperialism in the Americas
In: Power and Resistance
In: Power and Resistance
In: Power and Resistance
In: Power and Resistance
In: Extractive Imperialism in the Americas