Forging solidarity: Popular education at work

Forging solidarity: Popular education at work

Forging Solidarity

The NIHSS is proud to announce the launch of Forging Solidarity: popular education at work, an edited collection by Prof. Shirley Walters and Prof. Astrid von Kotze. The book explores responses to political, cultural and educational questions of our day and the pursuit of social justice through popular education. The authors take an inclusive approach which incorporates contributions on legacies of popular education in the 1970S and 1980s, feminist popular education, South – Asian and Middle – Eastern perspectives and economic solidarity to name a few themes.  The contributors employ an array of methodological approaches which centre popular education and the possibilities of creative approaches which include theatre, cinema and study circles. The book also investigates numerous models of solidarity employed by popular education practitioners which include student movements supporting workers, challenging institutionalized oppression and solidarity through learning.  The book is part of a three-year project, Re-membering Traditions of Popular Education, which is supported by the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and works across universities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The project aims to convalesce forgotten traditions of popular education within oppositional social movements and other civil society organisations in South Africa, South Asia and elsewhere in the ‘Global South.’

Author(s): 
Prof. Shirley Walters
Prof. Astrid von Kotze
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