Remembering Pete Seeger – and why ‘community’ is still a radical concept

Remembering Pete Seeger – and why ‘community’ is still a radical concept
Matthew Parsfield asks on the RSA blog: “ have we really lost so much ground since Seeger’s mid-20th century heyday that where community work once meant people cooperating to achieve radical social and economic gains, it now means merely encouraging people to find out who lives next door?” But he argues in response:  in such a context, where membership of a local community can no longer be assumed on the basis of shared labour interests for example, saying ‘we are here, we know each other and will support each other’ is arguably radical in itself.”

http://www.rsablogs.org.uk/2014/social-economy/remembering-pete-seeger-community-radical-concept/

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