Climate Justice and Movement Building: An Interview with Brian Tokar

A recent interview with long time ISE faculty and board member Brian Tokar, addressing the evolution of climate justice movements, the problems of markets and technology, the problematic role of the US, and social ecology’s potential contributions to the movement.

New social ecology zine [third nature] now out!

[third nature] is a bimonthly zine created by the social ecology organization Live Oak Radical Ecology located in North Florida. This second issue, published in February 2021, features essays on food sovereignty, renewing communal life, DIY ecological stewardship and more, along with art and graphics bursting with bloomer energy.

By ISE | February 7th, 2021 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Srsly Wrong’s liberatory laughter

Steven R. D. Henderson Some forms of freedom are funny. For laughter holds hopeful seeds of a different world. Humour and democracy are similar. Adam Krause explains the former requires, “An understanding of, and an ability to move between, various modes of speaking and being.”[1] The latter needs cooperation with that same difference. It’s for …

By Steve Henderson | October 19th, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Coronavirus and the Need for a Social Ecology

The domination of nature has reached crisis proportions under capitalism, and viral outbreaks are yet another ecological problem. There are ways that we can prevent the spread of these pathogens: wash your hands, disinfect your phone, don’t touch your face and self-quarantine if you exhibit symptoms of being sick. But without addressing the root causes of these issues—capitalism and the idea of dominating nature—these sorts of problems will only worsen. Social ecology offers an alternative vision of what an ecological and socially just world might look like – a world organized around care instead of domination that fosters a reharmonization of humanity and non-human nature.

By ISE | March 12th, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

New online seminar: Frankfurt School Critical Theory

We are excited to announce a new online seminar on Frankfurt School Critical Theory, the famously rich yet challenging body of ideas that has been a foundational influence on social ecology. This seven-session seminar will introduce the core concepts, thinkers, and texts of the tradition, and explore its continued relevance for contemporary political and theoretical questions.

By ISE | November 18th, 2019 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Rethinking Social Transformation online seminar: Apr. 29-May 27

Enroll today for the spring session of our online seminar Rethinking Social Transformation! Taught by ISE faculty Rob Ogman, this five-session seminar that explores the challenges and possibilities of linking emancipatory vision to practical political engagement in the current historical context. It meets Mondays at 3 pm ET from April 29 to May 27. The course …

By ISE | April 4th, 2019 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |