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Crisis, Movement, Management: Globalising Dynamics

ISBN 9781138951150
Published July 22, 2015 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Globalised neo-liberalism has produced multiple crises – social, ecological, political. In the past, crises of global order have generated large-scale social transformations, and the current crises likewise hold a transformative promise. Social movements become a crucial barometer, in signalling both the demise and rise of political formations and programs. Elite strategies, framed as crisis management, create their own disordering side-effects. Experiments in movement strategy gain greater significance, as do contending elite efforts at repressing, managing or displacing the fall-out. In this book we investigate both movements and management in the face of crisis, taking crisis and unanticipated consequences as a normal state-of-play. The book enquires into the winners and losers from crisis, and investigates the movement-management nexus as it unfolds in particular localities as well as in broader contexts.

The book deals with some of the most pressing conflicts of our time, and produces a range of theoretical insights: the ubiquity of crisis is seen as not only a hallmark of social life, but a way into a different kind of social analysis.

This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Crisis, Movement and Management in Contemporary Globalisations  James Goodman and Jonathan Paul Marshall  Section 1 - Management  2. The Hydra Paradox: Global Disaster Management in a World of Crises  Bob Hodge  3. Communication Failure and the Financial Crisis  Jonathan Paul Marshall  4. The Rigidity Trap in Global Resilience: Neoliberalisation Through Principles, Standards, and Benchmarks  Peter Rogers  5. ‘Who is Grace?’: Affect, Work, and Gender in Bangalore Call Centres  Devleena Ghosh  6. The ‘Green Economy’: Class Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony  James Goodman and Ariel Salleh  Section 2 - Movement  7. Occupy Cosmopolitanism: Ideological Transversalization in the Age of Global Economic Uncertainties  S. A. Hamed Hosseini  8. Crisis Is Where We Live: Environmental Justice for the Anthropocene  Donna Houston  9. Global Justice Organising in Australia: Crisis and Realignment after 9/11  Elizabeth Humphrys  10. Reinscribing the City: Art, Occupation and Citizen Journalism in Hong Kong  Francesca da Rimini  11. Religious Globalisms in the Post-Secular Age  Erin K. Wilson and Manfred B. Steger

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James Goodman researches social movements and globalization with a focus on global justice and climate change. He is coauthor of Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (Sage 2013) Disorder and the Disinformation Society, and Climate Upsurge: An Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics (both Routledge 2013).

Jonathan Paul Marshall is an anthropologist who primarily focuses on issues of technology, society and disorder. He is author of Living on Cybermind: Categories, Communication and Control (Peter Lang) and co-author of Disorder and the Disinformation Society (Routledge 2013).