Shared Visions: the AltVisions blog

Manifest Perfidy: On Liberals and the Left Behind

Sean McBride, Independent writer “The thinking person,” George Orwell wrote in 1937, “by intellect usually left-wing but by temperament often right wing, hovers at the gate of the Socialist fold.” It was his concern that the task of thinking through and adopting socialist views in itself alienated otherwise smart people from their own purposes. Jordan […]

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Hopeful indicators of an upcoming food revolution

The growing and eating of food – has been turned into a threat. Could Buen Vivir inspire western culture onto a new worldview, creating the necessary public support for a policy away from capitalism, and a social basis to take down the food industry?

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Cultural Creatives and Transmodern Visions

Rejecting the respective excesses of tradition (institutional religious authority) and modernity (rationalist authority), cultural creatives are particularly sensitive to the ecological question and feel the urgent need to, both individually and collectively, adopt new sustainable visions and behaviors to preserve at the same time humanity’s and the planet’s future.

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Jordan Peterson: Transcending Tribalism

It is not very liberal of a liberal not to critique liberalism but many liberals do not do so

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Inseminating Love: recovering Christian myths for deep structural political interventions

My radical suggestion is that love becomes the yardstick for all security initiatives, all applications of the law and all monetary transactions.

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The Utopian ‘Not Yet’ of Pop-Up Unionism

In an age of increased worker exploitation and zero hour contracts, in which rights of workers are increasingly eroded by capitalism and managerialism, the age of the Pop-Up Union may still be to come.

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“Hijab – terrorist – Muslim – extremist” Young Muslim women and everyday exclusion

The fear of visible Muslim identity needs to be tackled. At present it is reinforced by policy designed to prevent extremism as well as by media vitriol that present Muslims as a problematic group. These representations lack nuance, creating moral panics that are out of proportion with reality and that cause more hate than they prevent.

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Politicising the messy middle and the fight against dark populism

The messy middle is the place of affective politics and spiritual activism where a deformalized ‘religious’ and a deformalized ‘secular’ meet in compelling and hopeful ways.

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Call for contributions – uniting academics, politicos, journalists and activists in a climate of political division.

The last 10 years has seen the increasing polarisation of societies across the world. While this polarisation is most evident in the rise of radical populists of both the right and the left, this phenomenon by no means covers either the breadth or the depth of the division. We are divided across multiple axes including […]

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