New books from Dan Chodorkoff & Brian Tokar

From New Compass Press in Norway, a new collection of Dan Chodorkoff’s essays, The Anthropology of Utopia, plus a revised and expanded edition of Brian Tokar’s Toward Climate Justice.  Both available in September; review copies now available from New Compass: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF UTOPIA Essays on Social Ecology and Community Development By Dan Chodorkoff How …

Dan Chodorkoff on the origins of the ISE

Video of Dan Chodorkoff discussing the origins of the ISE, focusing on early renewable energy experiments at Cate Farm in central Vermont.

Recent articles (Winter 2014)

2 recent posts to the ISE Blog contain links to new articles of mine that are featured elsewhere:

Myths of Green Capitalism

Dave Van Ronk vs. “Llewyn Davis”

I also have an extended essay and 2 short pieces in the book described here:

New international handbook of the climate change movement

And a chapter in this book, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank of Counterpunch:

Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

As well as this recent book from Food First, based in Oakland:

Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems

Brian Tokar: Myths of Green Capitalism

An article from the Winter 2014 issue of the journal New Politics, based on a presentation at the 2013 Left Forum in New York City. Tokar examines the political and ideological origins of “market-oriented” approaches that aim to substitute permit-trading regimes for environmental regulation: The theoretical origins of carbon trading go back to the early 1960s, …

New international handbook of the climate change movement

Several contributions by ISE faculty member Brian Tokar are featured in the brand new Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement. Tokar’s chapters include an in-depth review of the emergence of climate justice as a movement-building paradigm, along with several organizational profiles. Edited by 2 professors from the University of Bremen in Germany, the Handbook …

By Admin | February 6th, 2014 | Climate Justice, Current Movements, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Update: Eric Toensmeier on permaculture for the climate

We’ve received an update on Eric Toensmeier’s ongoing book project, with the working title of “Carbon Farming: A Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices.”  We first reported on it here. I’ve just completed the chapter on agroforestry support species. These fascinating plants can: provide nitrogen fertility; serve as …

By Admin | December 22nd, 2013 | Climate Justice, Green & Food Politics, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Education for Social Change

This essay by ISE co-founder and board chair  Dan Chodorkoff was originally presented in 1998 at the annual reunion of the famed Modern School, based in NY City and New Jersey and founded on the  principles of the Spanish anarchist educator Francisco Ferrer. It has been updated and will appear in a forthcoming collection of …

VT History panels on communes & cooperatives

ISE faculty and board members Dan Chodorkoff and Grace Gershuny are presenting on 2 panels for the Vermont History Association’s annual meeting, Sat. Sept. 21st at the Pavilion auditorium next to the VT State House in Montpelier. Dan will be on the “Colleges and Communes” panel at 1:15 and Grace is on a Cooperatives panel …

Eric Toensmeier’s new book project

We were hesitant to post a Kickstarter link here, but glad to make an exception for Eric Toensmeier’s new, pioneering book project.  The working title is “Carbon Farming: A Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices.” If you’ve ever attended a class of Eric’s at the ISE or elsewhere, …

By Admin | April 8th, 2013 | Climate Justice, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |