Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives by Ingrid M. Hoofd

By Ingrid M. Hoofd

This quantity presents a serious and in-depth research of the connection among alter-globalist considering and practices and their well known discourses. It examines the ways that numerous alter-globalist activist teams (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and different types of weather swap activism), in addition to left-wing intellectuals and lecturers (like Michael Hardt, Al Gore, Antonio Negri, Hakim Bey, and Geert Lovink), mobilize difficult discourses, instruments, and divisions in an try to conquer gendered, raced, and classed oppressions world wide. The publication attracts out how those mobilizations and theorizations, regardless of (or in all likelihood due to) their liberatory claims, are literally implicated within the intensification of worldwide hierarchies by means of time and again invoking narratives of transcendence, connection, growth, and particularly of pace. Hoofd argues that the humanist beliefs that underlie these kinds of practices sarcastically set off expanding disenfranchisements worldwide.

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