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Social Movements in the Global South
Dispossession, Development and Resistance
 
 
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29 Mar 2011
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The popular classes of the global South are up in arms. From Soweto to Buenos Aires to Bhopal, social movements are making demands for social justice and human dignity against the multiple processes of dispossession that are the hallmark of neoliberalism. Through practices of resistance, these movements transform the direction and meaning of postcolonial development. Popular struggles in the global South suggest the need for the development of new and politically enabling categories of analysis as well as new ways of understanding contemporary social movements in the global South. This book brings together theoretically informed and empirically grounded contributions that interrogate the ways in which social movements in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East politicize development in an age of neoliberal hegemony.


Description

The popular classes of the global South are up in arms. From Soweto to Buenos Aires to Bhopal, social movements are making demands for social justice and human dignity against the multiple processes of dispossession that are the hallmark of neoliberalism. Through practices of resistance, these movements transform the direction and meaning of postcolonial development. Popular struggles in the global South suggest the need for the development of new and politically enabling categories of analysis as well as new ways of understanding contemporary social movements in the global South. This book brings together theoretically informed and empirically grounded contributions that interrogate the ways in which social movements in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East politicize development in an age of neoliberal hegemony.


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'Ultimately, then, this book stands our as an important resource for movement-orientated scholars seeking to learn more about, and contribute to, struggles against the post-colonial, neoliberal TINA consensus.' - Social Movement Studies


Contents

PART I: STRUGGLES OVER DISPOSSESSION: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE STATE IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Labour Protest and Hegemony in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula; J.Chalcraft
Choice from No Choice; Rights for the Left? The State, Law and the Struggle against Prepayment Water Meters in South Africa; J.Dugard
Neo-Liberalism and Counter-Hegemony in the Global South: Re-Imagining the State; M.Boden
'Not Suspended in Mid-Air': Critical Reflections on Subaltern Encounters with the Indian State; A.G.Nilsen
PART II: EPISTEMOLOGIES OF RESISTANCE: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, COLLECTIVE LEARNING, AND THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE
The University and the Landless Movement in Brazil: The Experience of Collective Knowledge Construction through Educational Projects in Rural Areas; S.M.Gadelha de Carvalho & J.Ernandi Mendes
Generating Theory in the Bhopal Survivors' Movement; S.Mukherjee, E.Scandrett, T. Sen & D.Shah
Notes Towards Prefigurative Epistemologies; S.C.Motta
Beyond Differences? Exploring Methodological Dilemmas of Activist Research in the Global South; B.Otto & P.Terhorst
PART III: AGAINST NEOLIBERALISM AND BEYOND DEVELOPMENTALISM? SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE POSTCOLONIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Three Actors, Two Geographies, One Philosophy: The Straightjacket of Social Movements; R.D'Souza
Fueling the Flames of Dignity: From Rupture To Revolution In Argentina; M.Sitrin



Authors

SARA C. MOTTA Lecturer in Latin American and Comparative Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research focus is the politics of subaltern resistance, with particular reference to Latin America.

ALF GUNVALD NILSEN Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway. His work revolves around social movement theory and research, critical development research, and Marxist approaches to capitalist development.