Remaking the Everyday

In short, habitus, the product of history, produces individualand collective practices, and hence history, in accordance with the schemes engendered by history.” [i] Pierre Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice Everyday life is the arena of our work and play, struggles and successes, as well as our joys and disappointments. Everything of value and … Continue reading Remaking the Everyday

Freedom as Social Responsibility, Part II

Progress for democracy lies in enhancing the actual freedom, initiative, and spontaneity of the individual, not only in certain private and spiritual matters, but above all in the activity fundamental to every man’s existence, his work. [i]  Erich Fromm In part I, I explored freedom as a social activity. Describing it as radical freedom, I suggested … Continue reading Freedom as Social Responsibility, Part II

In-Between Patriotism

This essay originally appeared on Progressive Southern Theologians (www.progressivesoutherntheologians.com). I encourage you to click the link for more progressive theological explorations of US politics, history, and religion.  Like every other country, ours has a lot to be proud of and a lot to be ashamed of. But a nation cannot reform itself unless it takes … Continue reading In-Between Patriotism