Community-based Learning and Social MovementsPopular Education in a Populist Age

Community-based Learning and Social MovementsPopular Education in a Populist Age

Marjorie Mayo

Print publication date: 2021

ISBN: 9781447343257

Publisher: Policy Press

Abstract

The rise of Far Right populism poses major challenges for communities, exacerbating divisions, hate speech and hate crime. This book shows how communities and social justice movements can effectively tackle these issues, working together to mitigate their underlying causes and more immediate manifestations. Showing that community-based learning is integral to the development of strategies to promote more hopeful rather than more hateful futures, Mayo demonstrates how, through popular education and participatory action research, communities can develop their own understandings of their problems. Using case studies that illustrate education approaches in practice, she shows how communities can engineer democratic forms of social change.