An Evening with Stephanie Malin

Old Firehouse Books is delighted to partner with the Poudre River Library District to welcome CSU Professor and author Stephanie Malin! She will be celebrating her latest book Building Something Better, at the Old Town Library on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00pmMT. This event will be taking place at Old Town Library, and *Masks Are Requested by the staff!*Readers will have the chance to say hi to this amazing author and have their books personalized. Books can be purchased in advance of the event, or on the day of.

As the turmoil of interlinked crises unfolds across the world—from climate change to growing inequality to the rise of authoritarian governments—social scientists examine what is happening and why. Can communities devise alternatives to the systems that are doing so much harm to the planet and people?
Sociologists Stephanie A. Malin and Meghan Elizbeth Kallman offer a clear, accessible volume that demonstrates the ways that communities adapt in the face of crises and explains that sociology can help us understand how and why they do this challenging work. Tackling neoliberalism head-on, these communities are making big changes by crafting distributive and regenerative systems that depart from capitalist approaches. The vivid case studies presented range from activist water protectors to hemp farmers to renewable energy cooperatives led by Indigenous peoples and nations. Alongside these studies, Malin and Kallman present incisive critiques of colonialism, extractive capitalism, and neoliberalism, while demonstrating how sociology’s own disciplinary traditions have been complicit with those ideologies—and must expand beyond them.
Showing that it is possible to challenge social inequality and environmental degradation by refusing to continue business-as-usual, Building Something Better offers both a call to action and a dose of hope in a time of crises.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

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Event date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Building Something Better: Environmental Crises and the Promise of Community Change (Nature, Society, and Culture) By Stephanie A. Malin, Meghan Elizabeth Kallman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781978823686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rutgers University Press - April 15th, 2022