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

Praxis and Politics

Knowledge Production in Social Movements

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Published: 28th November 2005
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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.

Approaching social movements and their knowledges : culture, identity, ethnographyp. 1
Social movements and their knowledges : feminist and Freirean perspectives on knowledge from belowp. 21
The activist city in an era of free tradep. 39
Knowledge and capacity building : popular education in the MNSJp. 69
Contesting the neoliberal city : campaign praxis in the MNSJp. 95
Knowledge and the impasse in left politics : towards a new democratic imaginary?p. 121
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ISBN: 9780415976596
ISBN-10: 0415976596
Series: New Approaches in Sociology:
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 28th November 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1