Resurgence & Ecologist magazine has been at the forefront of environmental reportage for over half a century. A multi-disciplinary resource, Resurgence & Ecologist explores the most pressing issues of the time through the lens of politics, economics and philosophy as well as social justice, ecology, sociology, sustainability and the arts. Providing diverse, inclusive and global views, its 50+ year archive offers both a retrospective and contemporary analysis of current affairs.
Remaining true to its roots as one of first and leading exponents of systems theory, Resurgence & Ecologist seeks to point out the links between issues as diverse as the climate crisis, war, pharmaceuticals, corporate fraud, globalisation, nuclear power, intensive farming, pollution and the power of mass media. Ahead of its time, this pioneering publication played a leading role in diagnosing the environmental crises that have become all too apparent today.
This magazine unites two long-standing, thought-leading publications - the Resurgence magazine, which was born in 1966 out of the peace movement, and The Ecologist, which was first published in 1970 as an academic journal. The Ecologist contributed to the formation of the Green Party and Friends of the Earth, spearheading social, scientific and political ecology while Resurgence pioneered cultural and artistic ecology. Having merged in 2012, these magazines are now united as one strong voice for the once disparate environmental and social justice movements. A subscription gives you access to the complete archive of each of these ground-breaking publications.
In a world of political turbulence, social unrest and environmental challenges Resurgence & Ecologist is an invaluable resource for any institutional library.
Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is published by The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity (no. 1120414).
When we speak
In this issue we examine the power of not only finding and then using your voice but also the challenges of overcoming the societal programmes designed to keep you quiet. Entitled, ‘When we speak’, our special theme and indeed the whole issue is a celebration of speaking our truth.
We acknowledge International Women’s Day (March 8) with our woman-led theme which includes articles on breaking the ‘Good Little Girl’ programme and ‘Using Plant Allies’ to find your authentic voice. We have an article by the Nepalese founder of a project designed to tackle period poverty and ignorance in her country of birth and we explore the totem of the wise and wilder older woman, asking how we can use the resurgence of energy that follows the transition of menopause for activism.
A contemporary teacher of Kabbalah explains the role of the Divine Feminine in that faith pathway and in the Slow Read, a contemporary Nature poet shares how she reached a sense of a deeply embodied empathy for Mother Earth once she broke free of the silence shrouding the secret of her own childhood trauma and abuse.
Finally, we have a wonderful in-depth interview with Satish Kumar who calls for a more united movement for change-for-the-better, regardless of race, gender and our individual circumstances and the chair of the Resurgence Trust, James Sainsbury, shares a rousing call to action — further proof that we will be supported once we do speak out.