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.
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.
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.
I’m very excited to announce that Insurgent Encounters, a volume I’ve co-edited with Jeffrey Juris, about transnational activism, ethnography, and radical politics is due to be released by Duke University Press in April 2013. This volume contains contributions by Giuseppe Caruso, Maribel Casas-Cortés, Janet Conway, Stéphane Couture, Vinci Daro, Manisha Desai, Sylvia Escárcega, David Hess, Jeffrey S. Juris, Alex Khasnabish, Lorenzo Mosca, Michal Osterweil, Geoffrey Pleyers, Dana E. Powell, Paul Routledge, M. K. Sterpka, and Tish Stringer. For more information about the book and how to order it, please check out Duke University Press’s on-line catalogue.
Convoking the Radical Imagination
A new article just out by myself and Max Haiven in Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies about the radical imagination and the Halifax Radical Imagination Project. Online first, in print soon!
Research for and about radical social transformation – and the imagination that inspires it – in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Interested? Find out more by clicking here.