Cultural Politics and Resistance in the 21st Century: Community-Based Social Movements and Global…

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorKara Z. Z. Dellacioppa, Clare Weber

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Cultural Politics and Resistance in the 21st Century demonstrates that twenty-first-century social struggles organize themselves around a distinct set of political discourses and practices. By analyzing the cases present in this volume, the editors develop important steps towards a theory of social change that can adequately address the complex realities and intersectionality of identity (race, gender, class, sexuality, nationality) within and among these new movements.

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Cultural Politics and Resistance in the 21st Century demonstrates that twenty-first-century social struggles organize themselves around a distinct set of political discourses and practices. By analyzing the cases present in this volume, the editors develop important steps towards a theory of social change that can adequately address th...

Clare Weber is the Chair of the Department of Sociology at California State University-Dominguez Hills. Kara Dellacioppa is a professor of Sociology at California State University-Dominguez Hills.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.39 × 5.65 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230340040

ISBN - 13:9780230340046

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Local Communities and Global Resistance: Social Change and Autonomy Struggles in the Americas - Kara Dellacioppa * PART I: CULTURAL RESISTANCE AND IDENTITY * New Political Actors in Rural Mexico: The Challenges and Achievements of Indigeneosu and Peasant Women - Aída Hernández Castillo and Gisela Espinosa Damian * The Rebel Girls of the Other Campaign: The EZLN and Teenage Activism in Mexico City - Jessica Taft * Zapatismo and Community-Based Social Change: Toward a Feminist Global Praxis? - Melissa Govea * La Otra Educación: Hip Hop, Zapatismo, and Popular Education - Oscar Marquez * PART II: POLITICAL RESISTANCE AND IDENTITY * Maíz y País: Indigenous Mexican Struggles against Biotechnology in Agriculture - Jennifer Rogers * Generating Hope, Creating Change, Searching for Community: Stories of Resistance against Globalization at the U.S.-Mexico Border - Michelle Téllez * The Nonprofit Industrial Complex: Struggling for Social Movement Autonomy in a Global Port City - Clare Weber * Present in the World Economy: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (2006-2009) - Andre Drainville * Global movements? Local Movements? - Clare Weber

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'Zapatismo lives! That is the message brought to us from the authors and subjects of this book, who in a variety of inventive ways, on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, live life with dignity, joy, and confidence in the future. Here we find hip-hop artists, do-it-yourself communities, radical single moms, organized tomato pickers, Chicano student activists, outspoken teenage girls, undocumented immigrants, feminist peasants, striking teachers, indigenous corn farmers, and others – lots of others - who walk with the Zapatistas, building community and sometimes winning victories but always creating love. Here we find voices speaking from the heart, from their real selves, about a world in which many worlds fit. We should all listen, and with care.' –-John Foran'This valuable compilation of fresh narratives offers an inside look at Mexican/US grassroots movements formed by women, peasants, indigenous people, and others – inspired by zapatismo as a cultural and political practice – creating autonomous spaces as part of a movement of 'globalization from below.' In an era when the logic of the global market is presented as inexorable, this book is an important reminder of the power and agency of community-based organizing.' - Richard Stahler-Sholk, Professor, Department of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University