NetVUE is thrilled to announce the publication of the newest volume to emerge from the Scholarly Resources Project. Called Beyond Our Selves: Vocation and the Common Good, edited by Erin VanLaningham, is available now for pre-orders and will be shipped on January 10. This volume situates vocation within the context of the common good and emphasizes the interconnectedness of individual life and communal life. In this meeting place between self and others, we are called beyond our selves.
The contributors propose that when we prioritize the well-being of all, our notions of success and purpose are elevated. They argue that this necessary shift in vocational frameworks allows educators to challenge dominant ways of thinking about vocation, as well as thinking about what is “common” and what is “good.” The volume highlights the importance of justice, compassion, dialogue, and action in our responses to the traumas of personal, historical, and communal life. Throughout, the authors offer pedagogies, models, and practices that orient vocation towards the well-being of the community. Colleges are places to promote the formation of undergraduates for contribution to society; therefore, educators across campus can explore and encourage sustainable practices for building up a common good and addressing the barriers that keep us from achieving it.Find the book