Author(s): Bas Lafleur
By exploring the intellectual and practical interventions of so-called “courageous citizens” – thinkers, artists, activists, and collectives – this book highlights culture’s change-making capacity. These individuals, through their everyday actions, work towards a collective future and show courage and perseverance amid complex societal reconfigurations. Looking back at the last decade, three themes are identified which have been and continue to be relevant to social change: identity and fragmentation, culture, communities, and democracies, and solidarity and fragmentation. The book combines theoretical perspectives with case studies and narratives of change.