The Resource Alter-globalization : becoming actors in the global age, Geoffrey Pleyers

Alter-globalization : becoming actors in the global age, Geoffrey Pleyers

Label
Alter-globalization : becoming actors in the global age
Title
Alter-globalization
Title remainder
becoming actors in the global age
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Pleyers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • from Bangalore to Seattle, Porto Alegre, Copenhagen and Dakar, citizens, indigenous farmers, intellectuals and dalits have contested globalization in its neoliberal form, proposed alternative policies, implemented participatory organization models and promoted a nascent global public space- Based on extensive field research conducted since 1990, Alter-Globalization provides a comprehensive account of these movements and their attempts to answer one of the major challenges of our time: how can citizens and civil society contribute to the building of a fairer, sustainable and more democratic world? --
  • Pleyers has traveled the world to offer readers the most sweeping look yet at this crucial global movement, including how it has changed in the face of the recent crisis of the very capitalism it eriticizes. By showing us a movement grappling continuously with the Pyramid Dilemma over top-down versus bottom-up approaches, this book helps us think about the most basic issues of democracy and social change.' James M. Jasper, City University of New York's Graduate School --
  • `This important book is the first scholarly account of the alter-globalization movement. This highly original analysis of the way the movement is constructed around the tension between its two logics - subjective experience and expertise based on reason - helps us to understand not only the movement itself but also the role that the movement plays in investing global citizenship.' Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics --
  • Pleyers' book presents a movement both truly global and adapted to the context of each country and region. What makes it an indispensable tool is that it clearly exposes the mixed strengths and weaknesses of a movement which was, and remains, a grassroots movement.' Alain Touraine, Ecole des Hantes Eludes en Sciences Sociales --
  • `An outstanding example of contemporary sociological research that rises to the immense demands of a truly global ethnography -Pleyers' book is bound to become the definitive account by a contemporary of the alter-globalization movement.' Martin Albrow, London School of Economics --
  • Geoffrey Pleyers' book is an important contribution to a sociology of alter-globalization. It brings a great amount of primary information and analyzes the various trends existing inside this major social actor of the 21st century. Framcois Hantart, International Council of the World Social Forum. --
  • `This masterpiece will be the main reference for those who want to understand how the alter-globalization movement shapes today's world, how it modifies our perception of action, but also of democracy, and how this new actor articulates local and personal meanings with general concerns for the future of humanity. This study enables us to discover with precision the history, the aims, the functioning, the internal tensions, the hopes and the difficulties of the first truly global movement.' Michel Wievorka, President of the International Sociological Association --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleyers, Geoffrey
Dewey number
303.482
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1318
LC item number
.P548 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Globalization
  • Social participation
  • Anti-globalization movement
Label
Alter-globalization : becoming actors in the global age, Geoffrey Pleyers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-301) and index
Contents
  • actor against neoliberal ideology
  • Social agency in the global age
  • pt. 2
  • Way of Subjectivity
  • 2.
  • Experience of Another World
  • Resisting through subjectivity
  • Spaces of experience
  • Diversions of experience
  • 3.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • From the Mountains of Chiapas to Urban Neighbourhoods
  • Zapatistas
  • Barricade social and cultural centre
  • Alter-activist youth
  • From the Zapatistas to alter-activists
  • 4.
  • Expressive Movements and Anti-Power
  • concept of social change
  • social and subjective engagement
  • Illusions of anti-power and diversions of spaces of experience
  • pt. 1
  • Facing the political
  • Conclusion
  • pt. 3
  • Way of Reason
  • 5.
  • Expertise for Another World
  • Resisting through reason
  • Spaces of expertise
  • ambivalence of expertise
  • Conclusion
  • Alter-Globalization - Becoming Actors in the Global Age
  • 6.
  • Citizens, Experts and Intellectuals
  • Introduction
  • citizen movement
  • Committed intellectuals
  • Theories of another world and practices of expertise
  • Conclusion
  • 7.
  • Reason, Democracy and Counter-Power
  • movement against neoliberal ideology
  • Introduction
  • Rationality at stake
  • Democracy at stake
  • concept of social change
  • Conclusion
  • pt. 4
  • Confluence of the Two Paths
  • 8.
  • Tensions and Collaborations
  • Common problematics
  • Dichotomization: from tension to opposition
  • From the first uprisings to the global crisis
  • Absorption: tension erased by hegemony
  • Combination: tensions and complementarities
  • Conclusion
  • 9.
  • Main Debates
  • Think local and global, act local and global
  • movement-internal organization
  • Rethinking social change
  • Conclusion
  • 10.
  • global movement
  • Towards a Post-Washington Consensus Alter-Globalization
  • Reconfigurations
  • Towards concrete outcomes
  • Climate justice
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Will to Become an Actor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780745646763
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2187461-01umb_inst
  • 2311787
  • (Sirsi) i9780745646763
  • (OCoLC)607988971
Label
Alter-globalization : becoming actors in the global age, Geoffrey Pleyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-301) and index
Contents
  • actor against neoliberal ideology
  • Social agency in the global age
  • pt. 2
  • Way of Subjectivity
  • 2.
  • Experience of Another World
  • Resisting through subjectivity
  • Spaces of experience
  • Diversions of experience
  • 3.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • From the Mountains of Chiapas to Urban Neighbourhoods
  • Zapatistas
  • Barricade social and cultural centre
  • Alter-activist youth
  • From the Zapatistas to alter-activists
  • 4.
  • Expressive Movements and Anti-Power
  • concept of social change
  • social and subjective engagement
  • Illusions of anti-power and diversions of spaces of experience
  • pt. 1
  • Facing the political
  • Conclusion
  • pt. 3
  • Way of Reason
  • 5.
  • Expertise for Another World
  • Resisting through reason
  • Spaces of expertise
  • ambivalence of expertise
  • Conclusion
  • Alter-Globalization - Becoming Actors in the Global Age
  • 6.
  • Citizens, Experts and Intellectuals
  • Introduction
  • citizen movement
  • Committed intellectuals
  • Theories of another world and practices of expertise
  • Conclusion
  • 7.
  • Reason, Democracy and Counter-Power
  • movement against neoliberal ideology
  • Introduction
  • Rationality at stake
  • Democracy at stake
  • concept of social change
  • Conclusion
  • pt. 4
  • Confluence of the Two Paths
  • 8.
  • Tensions and Collaborations
  • Common problematics
  • Dichotomization: from tension to opposition
  • From the first uprisings to the global crisis
  • Absorption: tension erased by hegemony
  • Combination: tensions and complementarities
  • Conclusion
  • 9.
  • Main Debates
  • Think local and global, act local and global
  • movement-internal organization
  • Rethinking social change
  • Conclusion
  • 10.
  • global movement
  • Towards a Post-Washington Consensus Alter-Globalization
  • Reconfigurations
  • Towards concrete outcomes
  • Climate justice
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Will to Become an Actor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780745646763
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2187461-01umb_inst
  • 2311787
  • (Sirsi) i9780745646763
  • (OCoLC)607988971

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