2–3pm Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth’s Campaigns Coordinator) will launch Terry Leahy’s The Politics of Permaculture (illustrated by Brenna Quinlan) — one of the first books to unpack the political theory and practice of a social and ecological movement that challenges the status quo. ‘Permaculture revealed in all its splendour’ — Noel Blencowe, CERES, Melbourne
3–4pm Shane Homan, Monash University and co-editor of Popular Music History, will launch Pam Nilan’s Young People and the Far Right — a crisp and rich narrative of how ordinary young people are attracted to right wing extremism, on youth-persuasive tactics online and in social media, incl. gaming. ‘Briiliant book’ — Geoffrey Pleyers, Professor of Sociology, Catholic Uni. of Louvain, Belgium
Lively talks by the launchers, the authors and your opportunity to ask questions, the authors will be signing copies you can purchase at significant discounts.
Terry Leahy joined the permaculture movement at its founding in 1978. He lectured in universities from 1973 and is retired but still researching and writing. His numerous works include Food Security for Rural Africa: Feeding the Farmers First (2018) and The Chikukwa Project doco made with award-winning filmmaker Gillian Leahy. See: http://gifteconomy.org.au/
Pam Nilan is affiliated with Deakin University and the University of Newcastle. A youth sociologist, she has published on youth topics in Australia, Indonesia and Fiji. A recent broad-appeal book is Muslim Youth in the Diaspora (2019).
FREE EVENT — books at discount prices and purchase drinks at bar
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COVER PHOTO CREDIT: Rhea Favero from Common Times