Advancing critical theory: Addressing root causes of social, economic and environmental inequality
Heathwood Institute and Press (www.heathwoodpress.com)is a non-profit, critical theoretical organisation that was formed by a collective of academic researchers across a wide range of disciplines.
Motivated and inspired by Frankfurt School critical theory, our aim is to investigate the root causes of social, economic and environmental inequality by offering foundational, multidimensional and holistic social critique as well as developing concrete, critical alternatives to the type of social policy symptomatic of today's highly unjust societies.
We delve into history, anthropology, psychology and sociology, and ask fundamental questions about the way we as humans have historically related to ourselves, the world and each other. We look at how we humans respond to our experiences (emotionally, psychologically, and in our actions) and why we organise our institutions, societies and belief systems in the ways that we do. We ask hard questions about our theories of religion, knowledge and education, and about how we build and perpetuate ideologies and economic systems. In essence, we seek to understand how, why and when we relate to ourselves, the world and each other in destructive ways, and ultimately to develop new, healthier ways of relating and acting in the world.
To do this we bring together academics from a range of disciplines; economists, sociologists, anthropologists, educationalists, philosophers, theologians...
We've just launched a temporary call for contributors/papers.
If you're interested, please visit our site or contact Robert C. Smith (robert.smith[@]heathwoodpress.com)
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