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Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader

June Nash (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0108-0
360 pages
November 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader expands on standard studies of social movements by offering a collection of writings that is exclusively anthropological in nature and global in its focus-thereby serving as an invaluable tool for instructors and students alike.

  • Based on fieldwork carried out on four continents - North America, South America, Africa, and Asia - and in 14 countries
  • Includes articles that address problems ranging from global health and the spread of diseases; loss of control over basic resources such as water and fuel; militarization; to the repression of indigenous peoples and of women
  • Offers solutions formulated by local peoples
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Introduction.

Part I: Fragmentation and the Recomposition of Civil Society.

Part II: Secularization and Fundamentalist Reactions.

Part III: Deterritorialization and the Politics of Place.

Part IV: Privatization, Individualization, and Global Cosmopolitanism
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June Nash is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the City University of New York. She is the author or editor of over 20 books, including Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization (2001) and Women and Change in Latin America (co-edited with Helen Safa, 1986).
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  • Draws on fieldwork carried out on four continents---North America, South America, Africa, and Asia---and in 14 countries
  • Includes articles that address problems ranging from global health and the spread of diseases; loss of control over basic resources such as water and fuel; militarization; to the repression of indigenous peoples and of women
  • Offers solutions formulated by local peoples.
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"Expands on standard studies of social movements by offering a collection of writings that is exclusively anthropological in nature and global in its focus - thereby serving as an invaluable tool for instructors and students alike."
Anthropologie

"I would highly recommend the book for development scholars." Development and Change

“Between global processes and local contexts, a great variety of social movements are at work. This careful and theoretically illuminating selection of case studies shows June Nash’s masterful grasp of a quickly growing field in anthropology.” Ulf Hannerz, Stockholm University


“An exciting volume! The contributors write from first-hand ethnographic knowledge of struggles in the anti-globalization movement, including the indigenous, peasants, women, industrial and urban workers, and even Islamic movements as they work to achieve a more equitable, democratic society.” Helen Safa, University of Florida


“With characteristic excellence and originality, June Nash traces a particular history in the making: how localized struggles worldwide are emerging globally in response to the devastations of economic corporate globalization.” Saskia Sassen, author of Globalization and its Discontents

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