...and apparently without having read a single word of what we wrote.  We should call them on it.  But we should bear in mind ---as we ARE reading what THEY write--- that they intend to be on our side.  Let's not be blind to it just because they were.  Need all the friends we can get.


On 2018-09-03 11:53 AM, Sigrid Schmalzer wrote:
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Good grief. That's really frustrating. They were obviously looking for a strawman and picked us.

On 09/03/2018 10:25 AM, Claudia Pine wrote:
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I'm excited by this new book.  NOT excited by its clear misunderstanding of SftP -- see p. xxx, Introduction.  Read it and comment, please.


*From:* 'Michel PIMBERT' via Radical Ecological Democracy <
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*Subject:* [REDlistserve] Multimedia book on peoples knowledge transforming
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Dear all
This multimedia e- book may be of interest to you and your networks: *EVERYDAY
*Everyday Experts* explains how knowledge built up through first-hand
experience can help solve the crisis in the food system. It brings together
fifty-seven activists, farmers, practitioners, researchers and community
organisers from around the world in 28 original chapters to take a critical
look at attempts to improve the dialogue between people whose knowledge has
been marginalised in the past and others who are recognised as professional
Using a combination of stories, poems, photos and videos, the contributors
demonstrate how people’s knowledge can transform the food system towards
greater social and environmental justice. Many of the chapters also explore
the challenges of using action and participatory approaches to research.
The chapters share new insights, analysis and stories that can expand our
imagination of a future that encompasses:
- making dialogue among people with different ways of understanding the
world central to all decision-making
- the re-affirmation of Indigenous, local, traditional and other
knowledge systems
- a blurring of the divide between professional expertise and expertise
that is derived from experience
- transformed relationships amongst ourselves and with the Earth to
confront inequality and the environmental crisis
Free download from:
Everyday Experts: How people's knowledge can trans...
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Best wishes
Professor Michel Pimbert
Professor of Agroecology and Food Politics
and Director
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Coventry University
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Coventry, CV8 3LG
United Kingdom
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Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. ― Benjamin Franklin

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.  -- Paul Cezanne

Nihil de nobis, sine nobis:  Nothing about us, without us! 

Sigrid Schmalzer
Professor, History Department
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Website: http://sigridschmalzer.org

Proud member of the Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP/MTA/NEA), the union representing faculty and librarians at UMass Amherst, and supporting public education and labor movements everywhere: umassmsp.org

Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Science for the People: Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018)

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong's Work for Sustainable Farming (Tilbury House, 2018) -- picture book