Romand Coles releases new book: 'Visionary Pragmatism: Radical and Ecological Democracy in Neoliberal Times'
As neoliberal capitalism destroys democracy, commonwealth, and planetary ecology, the need for radically rethinking and generating transformative responses to these catastrophes is greater than ever. Given that, Romand Coles presents an invigorating new mode of scholarship and political practice he calls “visionary pragmatism.” Coles explores the profound interrelationships among everyday micropractices of grassroots politics and pedagogy, institutional transformation, and political protest through polyfocal lenses of political and social theory, neuroscience research, complex systems theory, and narratives of his cutting-edge action research. Visionary Pragmatism offers a theory of revolutionary cooptation that, in part, selectively employs practices and strategies of the dominant order to radically alter the coordinates of power and possibility. Underscoring the potential, vitality, and power of emerging democratic practices to change the world, Visionary Pragmatism‘s simultaneous theoretical rigor and grounding in actual political and ecological practices provokes and inspires new ways of cocreating knowledge and action in dark times.
The Institute for Social Justice welcomes you in May to attend Professor Romand Cole’s launch of his new book:
Where: Gleebooks, Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
When: Friday, 27 May 2016, 6pm with casual drinks and nibbles
RSVP: Please RSVP at Gleebooks
For more information on this event, please visit our Events page