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A resource for a journey of hope?
Stephen Yeo

and remains of great interest to modern radicals who have their roots in anti-imperial movements on the Indian subcontinent, civil rights movements in North America and anti-globalisation movements such as ‘Occupy’, Holyoake and post-Owenism more g­enerally as a resource for the further development of ‘moral force’ movements remain to be explored politically as well as academically. ‘Socialism’ is now predominantly seen as a dead, odious, impossible failure and, when used by existing regimes to describe themselves, as a fiction. Throughout ‘the West’, the word is

in Mainstreaming co-operation
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Why anarchism still matters
James Bowen and Jonathan Purkis

social movements in the West over the last few decades, has now begun to form significant waves on a much wider scale, linking First and Third World struggles. This has resulted in the formation of a diversity of political alliances coalescing around the politics of globalisation. The socalled anti-globalisation movement (sometimes called the ‘alternative globalisation movement’) that emerged in the mid-1990s includes indigenous peoples’ 2 Introduction organisations, dispossessed or non-unionised workers, opponents of biotechnologies and militarism

in Changing anarchism
Discourses, contestation and alternative consumption
Roberta Sassatelli

might be aptly summarised by saying that consumer culture is the antithesis and the enemy of culture: within consumer culture individual choice and desire triumph over abiding social values and obligations; the whims of the present take precedence over the truth embodied in history, tradition and continuity; needs, values and goods are manufactured and calculated in relation to profit rather than arising from authentic individual or communal life. (Slater 1997: 63) In recent times, such criticisms have been rendered through anti-globalisation rhetoric. George Ritzer

in Qualities of food
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The restructuring of work and production in the international political economy
Louise Amoore

. Paradoxically, both ‘pro-globalisation’ neo-liberal accounts, and so-called ‘anti-globalisation’ accounts reinforce the image of firms as abstract entities, thereby obscuring the webs of power and practice that constitute sites of production – and limiting the potential for a politicisation of the restructuring of work and production. It is the contention of this chapter that dominant representations of the firm within globalisation have underplayed the contested nature of the restructuring of work. Indeed, it has become the vogue to present globalisation as actively

in Globalisation contested
Imogen Richards

10 per cent of global GDP resides in tax havens (cited in Piketty 2014 , 592). While there is some irony to AQ and IS’s condemnation of situations such as this, given their own exploitation of tax havens, elaborated in Chapter 6, spokespersons for the organisations more broadly cite the social injustices of extreme wealth disparity in pejorative references to ‘elites’ (see, for example, Naji 2006 ). Indicating the field of anti-(neoliberal) capitalism that neo-jihadist propaganda operates within, broader anti-globalisation and anti-capitalist resistance

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Imogen Richards

and economic context of their publication. The content of AQ and IS media, including text, audiovisual imagery, and sound, was captured using the qualitative-research program NVivo. Results were coded for the key theme of ‘anti-capitalism’ and the subthemes ‘anti-US’, ‘anti-neo-colonial’, ‘anti-globalisation’, and ‘anti-neoliberal’. The results were then recoded using an axial approach for the cross-sectional criteria of ‘cultural and social capital’, ‘symbolism and symbolic capital’, ‘anti-capitalist doxa’, ‘habitus’, and ‘field’. A third classificatory dimension

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Niilo Kauppi

political agendas well after the elections. By widening the basis of civic activism, I will show that the European Parliament elections link intellectual politics to democratic politics through the examples of intellectuals such as Bernard-Henri Lévy in 1994 and Pierre Bourdieu in 1999. While the elections gave a voice to those who do not have one, they also reasserted the role of intellectuals in French public debate. With neoliberalism and anti-globalisation, ideology has become an important weapon in European politics. Integration triggers locally embedded actions

in Democracy, social resources and political power in the European Union
Screening war in Kosovo and Chechnya
Cerwyn Moore

investing it with new and old constituent parts.37 One implication of this process was the ability of actors to relay information and (re)present war in different locations, locally and globally, but another is that other actors operate in different political spaces with warlords being at one end of a large spectrum of actors with, for instance, human rights organisations at the other. How then, do postcolonial campaigns combine with anti-globalisation movements, and how does this shape a new international security ecology? The interface between these actors, their

in Contemporary violence
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Postcolonial women writers in a transnational frame
Elleke Boehmer

; as in Vera, too, this redemptive quality is subtly interleaved with the restorative charge of a sentimental nationalism. Roy’s sense that local needs are pressed by national and international demands, that small turmoils lock into larger ones, is more starkly articulated in her anti-globalisation polemical writing, collected as The Algebra of Infinite Justice (2002), which reflects back on the role played by national history in her novel.36 Exposing the contradictory destructions inflicted by multinational corporations, and the postcolonial nation’s co-operation with

in Stories of women
Par Kumaraswami, Antoni Kapcia, and Meesha Nehru

to increase their programmes, using the cultural emphasis during the Feria. Equally, the 2010 event was immediately followed by a high-profile conference on anti-colonial thought and access to the book, in the AHS centre of the Pabellón Cuba, part of the general anti-globalisation campaign in Latin America of which Cuba was an enthusiastic participant. One interesting outcome of all this came in 2008 when international recognition of the Feria was accorded by the nomination of Havana as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2011, a title created in 1996 by UNESCO, as part

in Literary culture in Cuba