Spring term dates and readings

Tuesday 30th January

Money, Wealth and a Society of Abundance with Prof. Mike Neary
Reading:
http://www.grundrisse.net/english-articles/Read_Capital_The_First_Sentence.htm

Tuesday 13th February

What is neoliberalism, and why does it matter? with Bradley Allsop
Harvey, D. (2005) A brief history of neoliberalism
Gilbert, J., 2013. What Kind Of Thing Is’ Neoliberalism’?. New Formations80(80), pp.7-22.
Brown, W., 2003. Neo-liberalism and the End of Liberal Democracy. Theory & Event7(1)

Tuesday 27th February

Housing history of St Giles – Calum

Tuesday 13th March

Details tbc, with Lucy McGinty

Tuesday 27th March

Creating curricula for new alternatives: the EarthCare project with Sarah Amsler

In this session I will share about ongoing work in a project called the ‘EarthCARE Global Justice Framework’ and invite reflection on the kinds of alternative world-making that it offers.

https://blogs.ubc.ca/earthcare/

“The EarthCARE Global Justice framework emerged out of an international R&D network of eco-social learning initiatives that seek to integrate ecological, cognitive, affective, relational, and economic (EarthCARE) approaches to local and global justice. This framework is intended to push the boundaries of prevailing approaches to global change and related definitions of ‘global citizenship’, ‘development’, ‘success’, and ‘sustainability’ beyond problematic patters of simplistic analyses and engagements well documented in research (see ‘HEADS UP’ tool). The framework aims to support the design of deep learning processes that can enable CARE-ful learners to think, relate and work together differently to alleviate the effects and transform root causes of unprecedented global challenges.

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“The EarthCARE framework proposes a vision of deep transformational learning processes that combine practical doing (together), the building of trust (in one another), deepening analyses (of self, systems, and social and ecological complexity), and dismantling walls (between peoples, knowledges, and cultures). In this vision, intellectual engagements, the arts, ethics, cosmovisions, the environment, and embodied practices are all understood as important conduits for learning.”

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“The EarthCARE global justice framework is unique as it combines six complementary approaches to justice that encourage ‘alternative approaches to engagement with alternatives’, moving beyond the search for universal models and problem-solving approaches towards preparing people to work together with and through the complexities, uncertainties, paradoxes, and complicities that characterize efforts to address unprecedented global challenges collaboratively today.”

Tuesday 10th April

Emergent Learning with Laura Stratford

Tuesday 24th April

The Greatest Threat to the Internal Security of the USA: The Black Panther Free Breakfast for Children Program with Sunny Dhillon

Reading: https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/workers/black-panthers/index.htm

This link to to a brief overview of the Panthers on the open access Marxists.org., as well as their Ten-Point Program: https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/workers/black-panthers/1966/10/15.htm.