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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Social Resistance in Times of Austerity

Social Movements in Times of Austerity

In September 2014 I was invited down to Boston, MA by the good folks at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts to talk about the radical imagination, engaged research, and resistance in time of austerity. Listen to the audio recording of “Social Resistance in Times of Austerity,” a panel discussion featuring me and Kostis Kornetis and recorded at Boston University by WBUR.

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).

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.