1st Edition

Global Movement

Edited By Ruth Reitan Copyright 2013
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    Critical research and theorizing on the Anti- or Alter-Globalization Movement has exploded over the last two decades. This volume provides a platform for scholar-activists themselves to share insights from engaged research and to critically reflect on movement histories and internal dynamics. It also highlights ways in which activists are reaching beyond their geographical and issue boundaries to link with others in struggle, to construct a broader global movement of the left--and beyond. Case studies span the social movement spectrum from more traditional concerns with class, the primacy of the labor movement, economic redistribution and justice, through the so-called 'new' movements of identity and post-materialist issues of peace, the environment, gender, and indigenous struggles, to the newest currents in (post-)autonomy, (post-)anarchism, and de- or anti-coloniality.

    Together these studies show that what began in Chiapas with the Zapatista cry of basta ya! as an 'anti-globalization' movement morphed for a time into 'alter-globalization' and 'global peace and justice', and may now be emerging as a counter-hegemonic project of and for global democratization.

    This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

    1 Theorizing and Engaging the Global Movement: From Anti-Globalization to Global Democratization: An Introduction  Ruth Reitan, University of Miami, USA

    2 Coalescence of the Global Peace and Justice Movements  Ruth Reitan, University of Miami, USA

    3 The Global Social Forum Rhizome: A Theoretical Framework  Peter Nikolaus Funke, University of South Florida, USA

    4 ‘Workers of the World, Unite'? Globalization and the Quest for Transnational Solidarity  Andreas Bieler, University of Nottingham, UK

    5 Transnational Feminisms building Anti-Globalization Solidarities  Janet Conway, Brock University, Canada

    6 Climate Change or Social Change? Environmentalism, Leftist Praxis, & Participatory Action Research  Ruth Reitan & Shannon Gibson, University of Miami & University of Southern California, USA

    7 An Indigenous Movement to Confront Climate Change  Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network, Canada

    8 ‘No One Is Illegal!’ Resistance and the Politics of Discomfort  Maurice Stierl, University of Warwick, UK

    9 Balkanization of Politics, Politics of Balkanization  Andrej Grubačić, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA

    10 The Living and Being of the Streets: Fanon and the Arab Spring  Anna M. Agathangelou, York University, Canada


    Ruth Reitan is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami, USA. She is author of Global Activism (Routledge, 2007) and The Rise and Decline of an Alliance: Cuba and African American Leaders in the 1960s (Michigan State University, 1999) and conducts participatory research at World Social Forums and other international activist sites.