Nialism as well as tactics and Strategies For Geo Political Intervention for geo political intervention s critiue centres on the limitations of many analyses be they academic or from the professionalising world of NGOs These limitations he suggests emerge in part because of the analytical positions of researchers but also from the limitations of theories and modes of analysis suggesting that working from an established theoretical frame might be analytically helpful but it also closes off lines and modes of analysis limits identification of dataevidence and tends to have to do with the objectives of scholarly research than it does to do with the objectives of activists The substance of the case turns on two
LINES OF ARGUMENT BOTH RICHLY INFORMED BY MOVEMENT BASED of argument both richly informed by movement based including drawing on Choudry s extensive experience in global ustice activism and interviews with movement activists The first aspect of the case explores informal and non formal education through action highlighting forms and modes of learning t Reviewed here. Zing Examples include anti colonial currents within global ustice organizing in the Asia Pacific activist research and education in social movements and people's organizations in the Philippines Migrant and immigrant worker struggles in Canada and the uebec student strike The result is a book that carves out a new space for intellectual life in activist practi.
Download Learning ActivismBig Fan of his works Very interested in the topics he discussed in his articles such as learning activism learning in grassroots movements community organizing and etc Highly recommended to people who are in different social movements or interested to learn from them The author is a long time activist who went back to school earned a PhD and now is a college professor However he is writing to charge and challenge his fellow academics on seeing the value of learning and knowledge created in social movements through informal and nonformal means While much of the book was hard to follow simply because I much of the book was hard to follow simply because I not familiar with many of the issues and organizations to which he referred his activism was largely in parts of South Asia and New
#zealand his point #his point clear Research theorizing and knowledge crea I have spent many years working in and around social movements and a sizeable part of my academic work deals with activism In this academic world I have long been struck by two things when looking at analyses. What do activists know Learning Activism is designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual life of activists who organize for social political and ecological ustice Combining experiential knowledge from his own activism and a variety of social movements Choudry suggests that such organizations are best understood if we engage with the learning. Of social movements first how spectacularly
#mundane much of #much of is littered with statements of the obvious to anyone who has littered with of the obvious to anyone who has much time in those movements and second how little that literature engages with ideas knowledge and theory that emerges from within those movements and their struggles It was therefore a treat to find this excellent exploration of learning and knowledge development within social activism I had read other work by Choudry mainly movement oriented material so this structural analytical work is a treatChoudry s starting point is that social movements are hives of analysis of learning of intellectual and political development that is often passed over or seen as ust activism rather than rigorous theory and knowledge development my point above about the absence of movement theorising in academic analyses yet the movements I explore mainly as an historian developed their own approaches and in their international activism built rich and complex understandings of imperialism and colo. Knowledge debates and theorizing that goes on within them Drawing on Marxist feminist anti racist and anti colonial perspectives on knowledge and power the book highlights how activists and organizers learn through doing and fills the gap between social movement practice as it occurs on the ground critical adult education scholarship and social movement theori. .