The Institute for Social Ecology is excited to announce the relaunch of Harbinger: A Journal of Social Ecology – online in late November, 2019!
Enrollment is now open for the winter 2019 session of the ISE online seminar Ecology, Democracy, Utopia! The course will meet on Mondays at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST from January 28th through March 18th. This eight-week course provides a comprehensive overview of Social Ecology – an interdisciplinary body of ideas that explores the relationship between social …
The Institute for Social Ecology cordially invites you to our 2018 Annual Gathering for a weekend of engaging political discussion, great food, and socializing in Marshfield, Vermont. The gathering is a unique opportunity to renew the Social Ecology community in person, restore old friendships and make new ones, and connect with like-minded people from around …
We had a superbly successful Social Ecology Summer Intensive June 8-13, 2018 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington. Stay tuned this coming winter for announcements of our 2019 Intensives, tentatively planned for both Vermont and British Columbia!
Our internationally acclaimed 8-week online seminar, “Ecology, Democracy, Utopia,” will convene again in mid-September. Details coming soon. Meanwhile, the self-paced version, featuring recorded lectures by ISE faculty, continues to be open for enrollment.
In 2017 we had our best-attended and most wide-ranging gathering to date. An account of our latest summer gathering will be posted soon.
ISE board member Eleanor Finley has a new article titled Beyond the Limits of Nature: A social-ecological view of growth and degrowth. Part of the series Ecology after capitalism, it draws on Bookchin’s work to interrogate the limits of the degrowth perspective and contrasts it with social ecology’s analysis of post-scarcity and ecological development.
Theme is “Linking Protest and Social Transformation: Social Ecology and the Future of Our Movements,” and sessions will be held at the California Institute for Integral Studies.
ISE affiliate Aaron Vansintjan has written an engaging article that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of two of the most widely discussed political tendencies on the left today, Accelerationism and Degrowth, exploring their political priorities, vision, and blind spots.