In this article, I address the gap between social movement studies and popular education studies. In addition to problematising this gap, I suggest that by theorizing community-based sites of popular education as ‘free spaces’, scholars can better investigate how the knowledge-making practices at play within these sites can work to actively promote the reproduction of movement-based strategies, tactics, meanings and identities. From such a conceptualization, researchers can better explore the question of how local-level sites of popular education bolster the influence of social movements in society, thus shedding important light on the broader socio-political outcomes of popular education programs.
|Journal||Australian Journal of Adult Learning|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|