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Handbook on World Social Forum activism

Author: Jackie Smith
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2011.
Series: A Paradigm handbook
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the rise of the World Social Forums. Succinct chapters include an analysis of the social forum decision making process.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Smith
ISBN: 9781594519468 1594519463 9781594519475 1594519471
OCLC Number: 682894252
Description: xiv, 461 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction learning from the World Social Forums / Scott Byrd, Ellen Reese, Jackie Smith and Elizabeth Smythe --
Background and context. Social fora as public stage and infrastructure of global justice movements / Dieter Rucht ; (In)fertile ground? : social forum activism in its regional and local dimensions / Peter (Jay) Smith and Elizabeth Smythe ; The political and its absence in the World Social Forum : implications for democracy in the forum and in the world / Teivo Teivainen --
Surveys of world social forum participants show influence of place and base in the global public sphere / Ellen Reese, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Kadambari Anantram, Gary Coyne, Matheu Kaneshiro, Ashley N. Koda, Roy Kwon, and Preeta Saxena --
Campaigns and movements in the social forum process. More than a shadow of a difference? feminist participation in the World Social Forum / Lyndi Hewitt and Marina Karides ; Indigenous peoples and social forums / Marc Becker and Ashley N. Koda ; Building national labor solidarity : unions and labor activists at the 2007 U.S. social forum / Ellen Reese, Kadambari Anantram, Linda J. Kim, Roy Kwon, and Preeta Saxena ; The World Social Forum as a bounded open space : maintain it, fix it, or nix it? evidence from post-9/11 global antiwar activism / Ruth Reitan ; Our world is not for sale! the WSF process and transnational resistance to international trade agreements / Elizabeth Smythe ; Global environmentalists and their movements at the World Social Forums / Matheu Kaneshiro, Kirk S. Lawrence, and Christopher Chase-Dunn ; The road to the World Social Forum : the case of the Dalit movement / Peter (Jay) Smith --
Local places & global spaces. African voices and activists at the WSF in Nairobi : the uncertain ways of transnational African activism / Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle and Johanna Siméant ; Global movements in local struggles : findings on the social forum process in Italy / Donatella della Porta and Lorenzo Mosca ; Diverging visions of another world in the making of the Quebec social forum? / Pascale Dufour and Janet Conway ; In the belly of empire : the U.S. social forum process / Jeffrey S. Juris and Jackie Smith with the USSF Research Collective --
Democratic innovations. Youth camps and the Bolivarian revolution : a story of horizontalism and blocked diffusion / Lesley J. Wood ; Deliberative discussion and languages in the world social forums / Nicole Doerr ; Democratic innovation in the U.S. and european social forums / Jackie Smith and Nicole Doerr ; Transnational movement innovation and collaboration : analysis of World Social Forum networks / Scott Byrd and Lorien Jasny --
Conclusion the space as actor : the form and content of the social forum process / Thomas Ponniah.
Series Title: A Paradigm handbook
Responsibility: edited by Jackie Smith [and others].

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