Against the Grain

Communal Joy

Happiness seems elusive in our society, despite the many industries attempting to sell it through a multitude of products and services.  What’s missing, according to feminist Lynne Segal, is the sense that our happiness is intertwined with the happiness of others.  She calls for reclaiming radical joy, through collective life and activism. (Encore presentation.)


Lynn Segal, Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy Verso, 2018

Sheila Rowbotham, Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century Verso, 2011

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