Studies call for papers
Social Movement Learning and Education: A Contemporary Re-examination
Special issue of Studies in the Education of Adults Volume 43 Number 2 Autumn 2011
At a global level, environmental movements have influenced the development of policy through lobbying and social action in national and international forums. Organisations such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace facilitate knowledge strategies to put pressure on national and international bodies to take action on issues of sustainability and climate change. Individuals who like good food, organic food producers and even chefs have created a unique ‘Slow Food' movement. Long established movements such as labour movements, the women's movement, the anti-nuclear movements and movements in defence of land and resources continue to move against the tide of ‘market utopia' globalisation. Organising on identity issues has also led to the mobilisation of diverse constituencies in struggles to assert their rights. New forms of protest and learning have been emerging amongst global ‘movement of movements' in Social Forums, resurgence of nonviolence and direct action, and through ‘Hacktervism' and other cyberactivism. Indigenous peoples in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere are organising more and more to slow down or turn back the ‘lingucide' in the loss of indigenous language and knowledge.
This Special Issue seeks to re-examine the relationship between social movements, learning and education. We are seeking manuscripts which relate to this rationale and fit with the academic and scholarly standards expected of the journal.
We need a 500 word abstract by 11 February 2011 and a full paper (between 6-8000 words) by 20 May 2011.
For correspondence on this and for more details please contact Jim.Crowther@ed.ac.uk
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