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Social Movements and Transformative Dissent


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The emergence of new forms of dissent, protest, resistance and political mobilizations in South Asia in recent times has rendered several analytical frameworks in social movement studies obsolete. The volumes in this series bring together perspectives from across the world, current debates, life, examples and works of activist thinkers associated with progressive social movements.

They discuss social movements in relation to globalization, neoliberalism, civil society, labour movements, democracy, technology, feminism, new media, and the role of state, economy, politics and market in the face of rapid social transformations. Dealing with questions of justice, equality and reciprocity, they aim to create synergies between critical thinking, transformative action and creativity.

Addressing the diversity of social movements from trans-disciplinary intersections, the series will appeal to students, scholars and interested readers.

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Water Conflicts and Resistance Issues and Challenges in South Asia

Water Conflicts and Resistance: Issues and Challenges in South Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Venkatesh Dutta
July 30, 2021

This book presents a systematic study of transboundary, regional and local water conflicts and resistance across several river basins in South Asia. Addressing hydro-socio-economic aspects in competing water sharing and transfer agreements, as well as conflicting regimes of legal plurality, ...

Social Movements Transformative Shifts and Turning Points

Social Movements: Transformative Shifts and Turning Points

1st Edition

Edited By Savyasaachi, Ravi Kumar
June 13, 2019

This volume attempts to show the emerging contours oftransformative action in social movements across South Asia. It argues that these contours have been shaped by contestations over questions of equity, justice and well-being on the one hand, and the nature and scope of new and classical social ...

Intractable Conflicts in Contemporary India Narratives and Social Movements

Intractable Conflicts in Contemporary India: Narratives and Social Movements

1st Edition

Edited By Savyasaachi
May 02, 2018

This book attempts a representation of society in contemporary India through an ethnography woven around long-standing intractable conflicts — of displacement and rehabilitation, patriarchy, insurgency and counter-insurgency operations, and climate change. Each chapter in this volume offers a ...

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