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Social Movements : An Anthropological Reader - June Nash

Social Movements

An Anthropological Reader

By: June Nash (Editor)


Published: 19th November 2004
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<i>Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader</i> expands on standard studies of social movements by offering a collection of writings that is exclusively anthropological in nature and global in its focus-thereby serving as an invaluable tool for instructors and students alike. <br><ul><br><li>Based on fieldwork carried out on four continents - North America, South America, Africa, and Asia - and in 14 countries <br><li>Includes articles that address problems ranging from global health and the spread of diseases; loss of control over basic resources such as water and fuel; militarization; to the repression of indigenous peoples and of women <br><li>Offers solutions formulated by local peoples </li></ul>

"Expands on standard studies of social movements by offering acollection of writings that is exclusively anthropological innature and global in its focus - thereby serving as an invaluabletool for instructors and students alike."

"I would highly recommend the book for development scholars."Development and Change

"Between global processes and local contexts, a greatvariety of social movements are at work. This careful andtheoretically illuminating selection of case studies shows JuneNash's masterful grasp of a quickly growing field inanthropology." Ulf Hannerz, Stockholm University

"An exciting volume! The contributors write fromfirst-hand ethnographic knowledge of struggles in theanti-globalization movement, including the indigenous, peasants, women, industrial and urban workers, and even Islamic movements asthey work to achieve a more equitable, democratic society."Helen Safa, University of Florida

"With characteristic excellence and originality, June Nashtraces a particular history in the making: how localized strugglesworldwide are emerging globally in response to the devastations ofeconomic corporate globalization." Saskia Sassen, authorof Globalization and its Discontents


Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Social Movements and Global Processes: June Nash (City University New York).

Part I: Fragmentation and the Recomposition of Civil Society.

2. When Networks Don?t Work: Marc Edelman (City University New York).

3. The State and the Right Wing: The Village Scout Movement in Thailand: Katherine A. Bowie (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

4. Gender, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity: Lynn Stephen (University of Oregon).

5. Activism and Class Identity: The Saturn Auto Factory Case: Sharryn Kasmir (Hofstra University).

Part II: Secularization and Fundamentalist Reactions.

6. Print Islam: Media and Religious Revolution in Afghanistan: David B. Edwards (Williams College).

7. Local Islam Gone Global: The Roots of Religious Militancy in Egypt and its Transnational Transformation: James Toth (Northeastern University).

8. Nationalism and Militarism in West Papua: Institutional Power, Interpretive Practice, and the Pursuit of Christian Truth: Danilyn Rutherford (University of Chicago).

9. The Sarvodaya Movement?s Vision of Peace and a Dharmic Civil Society: George Bond (Northwestern University).

Part III: Deterritorialization and the Politics of Place.

10. Ethnic Resurgence: Autonomy Movements against Deterritorialization: June Nash (City University New York).

11. Resiliance of Nationalism in a Global Era: Megaprojects in Mexico?s South: Molly Doane (Marquette University).

12. The Politics of Place: Legislation, Civil Society and the ?Restoration" of the Florida Everglades: Max Kirsch (Florida Atlantic University).

13. "Land, Water, and Truth": San Identity and Global Indigenism: Renee Sylvain (University of Guelph).

Part IV: Privatization, Individualization, and Global Cosmopolitanism.

14. The Fair Trade Movement: Changing the Rules of Trade with Global Partnership: Kimberly M. Grimes (University of Delaware).

15. "The Water is Ours, Carajo!": Deep Citizenship in Bolivia?s Water War: Robert Albro (Wheaton College).

16. From the Cosmopolitan to the Personal: Women?s Mobilization with Respect to HIV/AIDS: Ida Susser (City University of New York).

17. Political Organization among Indigenous Women of the Amazonia: Ligia Simonian (Federal University of Para).

18. At Home in the World: Women?s Activism in Hyderabad, India: Deepa Reddy (University of Houston-Clear Lake).


ISBN: 9781405101097
ISBN-10: 1405101091
Series: Blackwell Readers in Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 19th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.02  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1