Stripping! was a 1972 paperback book edited by Sam Love and David Obst and published by Pocket Books .
The book was a collection of ideas That HAD beens Solicited by the group Environmental Action over the previous year in preparation for the publication of the book, for using sabotage, attention-grabbing stunts, and other ideas to draw focus to environmental issues.  “Ecotage” is a contraction of ecological (or economic) and sabotage . The cover of Ecotage! features a photograph of a hippie throwing a pie in the face of a business executive.
The book is credited with one of the early inspirations for radical environmental activism, along with similar works as Edward Abbey’s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang .  
The book was inspired by the actions of an individual who operated in Chicago, Illinois area. Calling Himself ” The Fox “, as well as the activities of the plugin and the executives of the corporate executives to dump sewage on their desks.  In turn, some of the actions suggested in Ecotage! Actually Began to be the carried out, PARTICULARLY billboarding , When small groups in the early 1970s Such As the one calling Themselves the “Eco-Raiders” in Tucson, Arizona , Began cutting down billboards. [ quote needed ]
The term ecotage may have originated with this book;   The term has since passed into general use as a synonym for various direct action tactics (see also monkeywrenching ).
- Love, Sam and David Obst, eds. (1972), Ecotage! ISBN 0-671-78180-4
- ^ Jump up to:a b Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp, In the Wake of Violence: Image & Social Reform ( MSU Press , 2008), ISBN 978-0870139291 , Excerpts available at Google Books .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Thomas Carl Austenfeld, Dimiter Daphinoff Jens Herlth, eds. Terrorism and Narrative Practice ( LIT Verlag Münster, 2011), ISBN 978-3643800824 , p. 211. Excerpts available at Google Books .
- Jump up^ “Eco-Terrorism”, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (2000) – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Jump up^ Clarence Petersen,”Paperbacks”, Chicago Tribune , March 26, 1972 (“Ecotage!… adds a new word to the language …”).