Weekly Readings

Week 1: The Historical Roots of the Situation (Capitalism, Racism, Patriarchy…)

James and Grace Lee Boggs, excerpt from Uprooting Racism

Silvia Federici, excerpt from Caliban and the Witch

Erich Fromm, excerpt from To Have or To Be

Vandana Shiva, excerpt from Ecofeminism

Week 2

Paulo Freire, CH 2: on the “Banking Concept” of Education, from Pedagogy of the Oppressed 

Watch RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms

Week 3

Stephen Toulmin, CH 2 of Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

Week 4

Nelson, Future Texts

Eshun – Further Considerations on Afrofuturism

Week 5

Beckswith, Spiritual Liberation excerpt, audio 

Week 6

Mondragon Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn 

Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own 

James Boggs, Community Building

Week 7

{R}EvolutionInThe21stCentury Reading Packet for Detroit 2012 Conference, James Boggs “Towards a New Self Governing America” on page 40-52

Is It Possible to Build an Economy Without Jobs? 

Towards an Organic Learning Community

Rebuilding Learning Communities in Mali: The Experience of the Institute of Popular Education

Optional: Schumaker, Buddhist Economics

Week 8

From the Detroit 2012 Reading List:

Detroit’s Grassroots Economies — In These Times

Putnam_AnotherEducation is Happening

Birkhold_Living by the Clock of the World

Smith_Three Pillars of White Supremacy



Optional: Response to “Living By the Clock of the World”



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