Download e-book for kindle: Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives by Ingrid M. Hoofd

By Ingrid M. Hoofd

This quantity offers a serious and in-depth research of the connection among alter-globalist pondering and practices and their renowned discourses. It examines the ways that numerous alter-globalist activist teams (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and types of weather swap activism), in addition to left-wing intellectuals and teachers (like Michael Hardt, Al Gore, Antonio Negri, Hakim Bey, and Geert Lovink), mobilize troublesome discourses, instruments, and divisions in an try to conquer gendered, raced, and classed oppressions all over the world. The e-book attracts out how those mobilizations and theorizations, regardless of (or in all probability due to) their liberatory claims, are literally implicated within the intensification of world hierarchies by way of many times invoking narratives of transcendence, connection, growth, and specifically of pace. Hoofd argues that the humanist beliefs that underlie these types of practices sarcastically set off expanding disenfranchisements worldwide.

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