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).

Escape Velocity Radio: The Zapatistas 20 Years On

Escape Velocity Radio: The Zapatistas 20 Years On

Episode 17: The Zapatistas 20 Years On with Alex Khasnabish

I sat down (via Skype) with the good folks at the amazing Escape Velocity Radio to talk about the Zapatistas 20 years after their new year’s day uprising. Here’s what came out of it.

Between Sucess and Failure

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Max Haiven’s and my co-authored article “Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus” has been published in Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements. Check out our critical reflections on the Radical Imagination Project and what lies between success and failure for movements and politically-engaged researchers here.

Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political

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The book that I’ve co-edited with Jeffrey Juris is finally out! Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political (Duke University Press) brings together a group of politically engaged ethnographers to examine the dynamics of contemporary transnational social movements. The result is a book that both challenges and forges paths beyond the dominant understandings of social transformation, political possibility, knowledge production, and the relation between intellectual labour and sociopolitical activism. For more information about the book, or to order a copy, follow this link.