A derivative of “radical acceptance.” Radical engagement builds upon that idea that one accepts the current circumstances, and then find openings or adapt to new strategies for building power to change conditions of the working class. Just as radical acceptance should not to be conflated with pacifism, radical engagement should not be fused with concession.
Visions of an alternative future that seek to construct a different life experience for all earth inhabitants (Khasnabish & Haiven, 2012). These concepts of a different way of being for all, are rooted in a critical analysis of systemic oppression and build upon the deconstruction of internalized shame.
The ability for all people to build, self-organize and engage in acts of self-liberation while removing barriers and oppressive systems which impede upon mutual aid practices (Thomas, 2013). In other words, the idea that people have the ability and agency to self-organize, self-define and collectively build a more just world without hurting others. Collective self-determination directly challenges the neoliberal, colonial, and imperial ideology that some groups must suffer for others to thrive.
Khasnabish, A., & Haiven, M. (2012). Convoking the Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and Scholarly Vocations. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 12(5), 408-421.
Thomas, P. (2013). Hegemony, passive revolution and the modern Prince. Thesis Eleven, 117(1), 20-39.