Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, is professor at Naropa University. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, she focuses her teaching on the intersection of social and ecological justice and the process of worldview expansion and positive change. She is both an editor of and a contributor to Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women's Voices and selected works featured in The Wiley Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology, and The Body and Oppression: Its Roots, Its Voices, and Its Resolutions.
Together the essays in this brilliantly conceived collection reveal the strengths of global activism. While presenting indigenous and local wisdom, these essays document the effectiveness of engaged local community through a myriad of lenses - whether indigenous food sovereignty, or environmental groups, or climate, economic and social justice movements. Along with glimpses of an innovative, potential and future well-being for us all, these pages give us a wide and fertile ground for change. Susan Griffin, author Woman and Nature (2016). Think globally, act locally -there's a lot of wisdom in that slogan, but what is the difference between globalism and globalization? Can localization work for the wellbeing of the whole planet? The contributors to this volume look at these issues through the complementary lenses of economic and environmental justice, racism, ecopsychology, permaculture, indigenous rights, digital technology, and mobilization strategies. The result is a thoughtful and useful response to the social and ecological crises that challenge us today. David Loy, author of Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis (2019) A provocative collection of diverse climate justice voices from the ground that engages globalism as one of the most important paradigms of our time and analyzes how globalization has the potential to destroy our sense of place, belonging, and location. As our increasingly globalized world thrusts and displaces individuals and collective societies beyond our locations into larger unfamiliar and abstract spaces occupied by market profiteers, transnational corporations, and state governments, these authors offer perspectives, emergent solutions, and hope for our social and ecological crisis. Advocating and reclaiming a paradigm of localization could be truly transformative. This is an important book to read. Suzanne Benally, Executive Director, Cultural Survival From the first word of the Dedication to the last sentence of the final chapter, this book's radical thinkers open vistas to the futures we want. They do this via a relational understanding of the meanings of social justice and their deep and nuanced intersectional engagements with climate justice, indigenous struggles, food sovereignty, the promises and perils of digital organizing, living better (as in buen vivir) and transforming selves and worlds at the same time. This book's heart is in just the right place, the space where ordinary people's activism reaches toward total liberation, from the community just down the street to the ends of the pluriverse and everywhere between and betwixt. John Foran, Scholar-Activist, and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara