Social movements in the global south : dispossession, development and resistance / edited by Sara C. Motta, Alf Gunvald Nilsen.

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xi, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Rethinking international development series [More in this series]
Summary note
"Popular struggles in the global south suggest the need for the development of new and politically enabling categories of analysis, and new ways of understanding contemporary social movements. This book shows how social movements in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East politicize development in an age of neoliberal hegemony"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Social movements and/in the postcolonial: dispossession, development and resistance in the global south / Sara C. Motta and Alf Gunvald Nilsen
  • PART I. Struggles Against Dispossion: Social Movements and the State in the Global South: 2. Labour protest and hegemony in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula / John Chalcraft; 3. Choice from no choice: rights for the left? the state, law and the struggle against prepayment water meters in South Africa / Jackie Dugard; 4. Neoliberalism and counter-hegemony in the global south: reimagining the state / Mark Boden; 5. 'Not suspended in mid-air': critical reflections on subaltern encounters with the Indian State / Alf Gunvald Nilsen
  • Part II. Epistemologies of Resisteance: Social Movements, Collective Learning and the Politics of Knowledge: 6. The university and the landless movement in Brazil: the experience of collective knowledge construction through educational projects in rural areas / Sandra Maria Gadelha de Carvalho and José Ernandi Mendes; 7. Generating theory in the Bhopal survivors' movement / Suroopa Mukherjee, Eurig Scandrett, Tarunima Sen and Dharmesh Shah; 8. Notes towards prefigurative epistemologies / Sara C. Motta; 9. Beyond differences? exploring methodological dilemmas of activist research in the global south / Birke Otto and Philipp Terhorst
  • Part III. Against Neoliberalism and Beyond Developmentalism? Social Movements and the Postcolonial Development Project : 10. Three actors, two geographies, one philosophy: the straightjacket of social movements / Radha D'Souza; 11. Fueling the flames of dignity: from rupture to revolution In Argentina / Marina Sitrin.
  • 9780230243491 (hardback)
  • 0230243495 (hardback)
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