Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists

Take a look at a new article by me and Radical Imagination Project co-director Max Haiven about the possibilities, pitfalls, and promises of solidarity research with social movements and academic activism. Published in Social Justice Studies, this article is open-access and part of a great double issue about academic activism.

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The Radical Imagination on Against the Grain Radio

Full audio of a feature-length interview I did with C.S. Soong of Against the Grain Radio on KPFA. We talked about capitalism, the myth of the middle class, the radical imagination, and building movements against and beyond the status quo. It was a real pleasure to talk with C.S. and to be a part of such an important, grassroots, social justice program.

The Radical Imagination on Talking Radical

While we were at the Peoples’ Social Forum in Ottawa, ON, Max Haiven and I sat down with Scott Neigh to talk about the Radical Imagination Project and solidarity research in the age of austerity for his show Talking Radical. Listen to the full interview here.

Three Excerpts from The Radical Imagination

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Check out these three excepts from Max Haiven’s and my new book The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity:

Lessons from Social Movements: Six Notes on the Radical Imagination

Fomenting the Radical Imagination with Movements

Why Social Movements Need the Radical Imagination

The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity

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It’s out! Hot of the presses – The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (Zed Books) by Max Haiven and me. Buy it from Zed (outside of North America), from Fernwood (in Canada), and from Macmillan (in the US).

Subterranean Currents: The Radical Imagination from the End of History to the Age of Austerity

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From May 17-18, 2013 the Centre for Studies in Social Justice at the University of Windsor hosted Reclaiming Democracy and Social Justice: From the Arab Spring to Occupy to…, an exciting and dynamic conference that brought together scholars, activists, and combinations of the two to discuss the present and future of social movements and social change. You can find my presentation for the conference here.