South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement by Eva-Maria Hardtmann

South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

byEva-Maria Hardtmann

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This work is a well-researched study of the last decades of the networks in the Global Justice Movement (GJM) and World Social Forums. It offers a novel perspective on the traditions of protest, ethics, organizational forms, and visions among activists than is usually presented in theliterature on GJM, which largely focuses on Latin America, the United States of America, and Europe. It is an ethnographically rooted account of the two conflicting discourses - one among activists in GJM and the other emanating from the World Bank - that have become intertwined locally within thesame circle of activists. The author argues that local and transnational activist networks, no longer spatially and territorially limited, have become entangled with forces understood under the paradigms of "neoliberalism", and relations among activists have changed in unexpected ways. Through a vivid description of transnational movements, this book aims to make evident the not-so-obvious yet intricate links between the World Bank, the United Nations, popular rock stars, and historical knowledge production among activists in South Asia and Japan in the twentieth and twenty-firstcenturies.

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Eva-Maria Hardtmann teaches at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at Uppsala University in Sweden.
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Title:South Asian Activists in the Global Justice MovementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:December 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviations1. Introduction2. The Global Justice Movement and Occupy: Ethics, Visions and Networking Logics3. The Logical Ethics of a "Neoliberal Bricolage": The World Bank, the UN and the Rock Stars4. Dalits and Burakumin: Knowledge Production in the Early Protest Movements5. Dalits in the World Social Forums6. South Asian Dalit Feminism: The Intricate Local Practices of Transnational Networking7. Conclusion: Place MattersReferencesIndexAbout the Author