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Praxis and Politics : Knowledge Production in Social Movements - Janet M. Conway

Praxis and Politics

Knowledge Production in Social Movements


Published: 6th April 2010
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Praxis and Politics explores the knowledge arising from activist praxis and its significance for reimagining radical and democratic politics. It is based on five years of direct involvement in the Toronto-based Metro Network for Social Justice and their work in coalition building, campaign-organizing and 'economic and political literacy' work in the aftermath of the signing of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. The book breaks new theoretical and methodological ground in social movement studies in drawing on a wide range of traditions including cultural studies, urban studies, political economy and feminism.

Preface. 1. Approaching social movements and their knowledges: Culture, identity, ethnography 2. Social movements and their knowledges: Feminist and Freirean perspectives on knowledge from below 3. The activist city in an era of free trade 4. Knowledge and capacity building: Popular education in the MNSJ 5. Contesting the neoliberal city: Campaign praxis in the MNSJ 6. Knowledge and the impasse in left politics: Towards a new democratic imaginary?

ISBN: 9780415882453
ISBN-10: 0415882451
Series: New Approaches in Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 6th April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.28