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Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks

Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks

David Featherstone

ISBN: 978-1-405-15808-4

Sep 2008

240 pages

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$94.95

Description

Utilizing research on networked struggles in both the 18th-century Atlantic world and our modern day, Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks challenges existing understandings of the relations between space, politics, and resistance to develop an innovative account of networked forms of resistance and political activity.
  • Explores counter-global struggles in both the past and present—including both the 18th-century Atlantic world and contemporary forms of resistance
  • Examines the productive geographies of contestation
  • Foregrounds the solidarities and geographies of connection between different place-based struggles and argues that such solidarities are essential to produce more plural forms of globalization
Series Editors’ Preface viii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: Space, Contestation and the Political 1

Part I Networking the Political 13

1 Place and the Relational Construction of Political Identities 15

2 Geographies of Solidarities and Antagonisms 36

Part II Geographies of Connection and Contestation 57

3 Labourers' Politics and Mercantile Networks 59

4 Making Democratic Spatial Practices 79

5 Counter-Global Networks and the Making of Subaltern Nationalisms 99

Part III Political Geographies of the Counter-Globalization Movement 119

6 Geographies of Power and the Counter-Globalization Movement 121

7 Constructing Transnational Political Networks 149

Conclusion: Towards Politicized Geographies of Connection 177

Notes 190

References 196

Index 221

""This persuasive, important, and well-written book rethinks resistance to dominant forms of globalization by emphasizing the translocal, often transnational, character of subaltern protest ... Featherstone has produced a book as dexterous, creative, and wide-ranging as the political network it seeks to describe."" (Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2010)

""This is a book that demands the attention and engagement of geographers, and others ‘inside' and ‘outside' academia, working on the intersections between social movements, political identities and the neoliberal state, ultimately offering a productive and uniquely positive approach to understanding and acting on the issues raised by such concerns."" (Area, February 2011)""Featherstone has produced a book as dexterous, creative, and wide-ranging as the political networks it seeks to describe."" (Progress in Human Geography and Environment and Planning D, February 2011)

""This reviewer thinks we should be rather more generous - for, whatever the political objectives, we should be hugely grateful for Featherstone's rescuing of the past relational geographies of resistance."" (Progress in Human Geography, February 2011)

""Featherstone's book contributes to our understanding of the formation of counter-global networks. He shows that transnational networks are not void of place. ... This book provides a good starting point for scholars who seek an understanding what happens to networks when subaltern relationships are spread across the globe."" (Mobilization, March 2010)

""This optimistic take on the role of political contestation in world-making processes is a welcome change from the gloom and doom so typical of other geographical texts."" (Environment and Planning A, 2009)

  • Develops an innovative account of networked forms of resistance and political activity
  • Explores counter-global struggles in both the past and present—including both the 18th-century Atlantic world and contemporary forms of resistance
  • Examines the productive geographies of contestation
  • Foregrounds the solidarities and geographies of connection between different place-based struggles and argues that such solidarities are essential to produce more plural forms of globalization