Patrick Bond: fostering critical knowledge for social change

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dc.description.abstract Patrick Bond is an academic who has focused his work on the struggle for social change that would bring a better life to the most marginalised sectors of society. In so doing, he fits Edward Said's description of the public intellectual as someone who is passionate about causes that express 'dissent against the status quo at a time when the struggle on behalf of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups seems so unfairly weighted against them'. In his various academic positions, Bond has contributed to government policies that promote the interests of vulnerable groups, and has worked to educate and mobilise around issues such as neoliberal policies, globalisation and climate change, which affect the under-represented in particular and the global community in general. Bond was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1961, and relocated at the age of seven with his family to Alabama in the US during the civil rights era in that country. Bond studied at several tertiary institutions in the US, including Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance, before working for social justice advocacy agencies in Philadelphia and Washington during the 1980s. He completed a PhD in geography and environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1993, with a thesis titled 'Finance and Uneven Development in Zimbabwe'. After migrating to South Africa in 1990, he took up various positions in NGOs and academic institutions that enabled him to make a major contribution to the country. He is currently a professor of political economy at Wits University's School of Governance. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject FREEDOM en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.subject BOND en
dc.subject PATRICK en
dc.subject SOCIAL CHANGE en
dc.title Patrick Bond: fostering critical knowledge for social change en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma, H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812639 en
dc.PageNumber 263-266 en
dc.outputnumber 14143 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G. (2022) Patrick Bond: fostering critical knowledge for social change. In: Bohler-Muller, N., Reddy, V., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma, H. (eds).The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. 263-266. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G. en

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