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1st Edition

Global Movement

Edited By

Ruth Reitan

ISBN 9780415840262
Published August 12, 2014 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Theorizing and Engaging the Global Movement: From Anti-Globalization to Global Democratization: An Introduction  Ruth Reitan  2. Coalescence of the Global Peace and Justice Movements  Ruth Reitan  3. The Global Social Forum Rhizome: A Theoretical Framework  Peter Nikolaus Funke  4.‘Workers of the World, Unite'? Globalization and the Quest for Transnational Solidarity  Andreas Bieler  5. Transnational Feminisms building Anti-Globalization Solidarities  Janet Conway  6. Climate Change or Social Change? Environmentalism, Leftist Praxis, & Participatory Action Research  Ruth Reitan and Shannon Gibson  7. An Indigenous Movement to Confront Climate Change  Ben Powless  8. ‘No One Is Illegal!’ Resistance and the Politics of Discomfort  Maurice Stierl  9. Balkanization of Politics, Politics of Balkanization  Andrej Grubačić  10. The Living and Being of the Streets: Fanon and the Arab Spring  Anna M. Agathangelou

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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.