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International Issues in Adult Education

Forging Solidarity

Popular Education at Work

Editors: von Kotze, Astrid, Walters, Shirley (Eds.)

  • The primary focus of this collection is on what it means to ‘forge solidarity’ through popular education; in these times of increasing fractious and competitive relations the search for united action is critical.
  • The book is rooted in everyday practice and hope: all contributors are actively engaged in acts and actions of solidarity.
  • The chapters contain analytical narratives of processes of popular education that explains why and how people join together to resist injustices.
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About this book

Animating this book is a twofold question: In what ways are adult and popular educators responding to various harsh economic, political, cultural and environmental conditions? In doing so, are they planting seeds of hope for and imaginings of alternative futures which can connect individuals and communities locally and globally to achieve economic, ecological and social justice? The book illustrates how transformative politics of solidarity often involve actors across vastly different backgrounds. Solidarity is therefore a political relationship that is forged through particular struggles situated in place and time across power differentials. The authors put popular education to work by describing and analysing their strategies and approaches. They do so using accessible language and engaging styles. Popular education is a medium for dreaming, for imagining other futures. It is also essential for countering the wilful spreading of fake news and propagation of ignorance. Pedagogies of solidarity are necessary to building connections amongst people at a time when competitive individualism and alienation are rampant. Forging solidarity with and amongst communities is a means towards that end, and, indeed, an end in itself. “Corporate mines and agribusiness poison the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat. Together with their political proxies they destroy the earth and her peoples – too many are killed because of their military, economic, religious and information wars. How do we stand up for ourselves and the earth that nourishes us against this global system? Forging Solidarity shares inspiring stories that feed our deep connection and power.” – Pregs Govender: Author of Love and Courage: A Story of Insubordination “Forging Solidarity is a critical and timely collective intervention that ponders, prods, pokes, and plays in the most generative ways. In so doing, it invites us to continue deepening our engagements with questions of responsibility and justice in relation to education everywhere.” – Richa Nagar, author of Muddying the Waters: Co-authoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism “This book inspires people to realize that not fighting against socio-economic injustices is to side with oppressors.” – Ntombi Nyathi, Programme Director of Training for Transformation

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kotze, Astrid von (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Past and Present Intersections

    Cooper, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • Moves to Decolonise Solidarity Through Feminist Popular Education

    Walters, Shirley (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • Popular Education Pedagogy and South–South Solidarity

    Boughton, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • Women’s Boat to Gaza

    Naidoo, Leigh-Ann

    Pages 49-57

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6300-923-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forging Solidarity
Book Subtitle
Popular Education at Work
Editors
  • Astrid von Kotze
  • Shirley Walters
Series Title
International Issues in Adult Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-923-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-923-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CCXXVIII, 8
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