This book provides a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of the 'anti-globalisation' struggles taking place around the world. It shows the complexity and diversity of these movements and illustrates this with detailed empirical studies of local, national and transnational resistance in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. The authors introduce a variety of competing theoretical perspectives from international political economy, social movement theory, globalisation studies, feminism, and postmodernism, explaining how activism has influenced theory and how theory can help activists to modify their tactics.
Introduction PART ONE: Power/Resistance/Movement 1. Constructing 'the Anti-Globalisation Movement' 2. In the Belly of the Beast: Resisting Globalisation and war in a neo-Imperial moment 3. Globalistations, Violences and Resistances in Mozambique: The struggles continue PART TWO: Discourse/Identity/Culture 4. Anti-Globalisation Discourses in Asia 5. Lessons from the Indigenous: Zapatista poetics and a cultural humanism for the twenty-first century6. Contesting the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Invoking a Bolivarian geopolitical imagination to construct an alternative regional project and identity 7. Globalisation and the 'Politics of Identitiy': IR theory through the looking glass of women's reproductive rights activism PART THREE: Politics/Strategy/Violence 8. Resistance and Compromiso at the Global Frontlines: Gender wars at the U.S.-Mexico border 9. Organic Intellectuals and Counter-Hegemonic Politics in the Age of Globalisation: The case of ATTAC 10. 'We are Heartbroken and Furious!' Violence and the (Anti-)Globalisation Movement(s)11. Seattle and the Struggle for a Global Democratic Ethos Conclusion
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