Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (Paperback)

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Of all the books I've read or even heard of, Emergent Strategy is the only one I would recommend to literally everyone. brown weaves self-help with liberatory activism, societal structure with natural occurrence, all with deft humility and humor. Following in the legacy of legendary science fiction pioneer Octavia Butler, this volume of soul-healing insights will have you rethinking your whole life in the best way possible.

— Jimmy P., bookseller

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Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist "spirituality" based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.
adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

About the Author


adrienne maree brown, the Co-Editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, doula and pleasure activist living in Detroit. She is a student of emergence, somatics, transformation and science fiction. She is part of the training body of generative somatics, and coodinating the Just Films Narrative Shift Program for Allied Media Projects. She is the 2015-2016 Ursula le Guin Fellowship, the Knight Arts Challenge for 2013 and 2015, a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for 2013, in the inaugural Speculative Fiction Workshop at Voices of Our Nation 2014, and a graduate of the Clarion Sci-Fi and Fantasy Workshop in 2015.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781849352604
ISBN-10: 1849352607
Publisher: AK Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2017
Pages: 280
Language: English