Learning from the Ground Up Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social change, have emerged from those spaces.

Author Biography

Dip Kapoor is Associate Professor in Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies,University of Alberta, Canada and is Research Associate and Founding member of the Adivasi/Dalit rural people's Center for Research and Development Solidarity in South Orissa, India. His educational,research and active engagements with the Adivasi-Dalit Ekta Abhijan (ADEA) land & forest movement began in the early 1990s. Recent co/edited collections include: Education, PAR and Social Change: International Perspectives; Education, Decolonization, and Development:P erspectives from Asia, Africa, and the Americas; Indigenous Knowledge and Learning in Asia/Pacific and Africa: Perspectives on Development, Education, and Culture; and Global Perspectives on Adult Education.

Aziz Choudry is Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Canada. He has over two decades experience working in activist groups, NGOs, and social movements in the Asia-Pacific and North America. A longtime organizer, educator, and researcher with Aotearoa/New Zealand activist group, GATT Watchdog, he also served on the board of convenors of the Asia-Pacific Research Network from 2002-2004. Currently he sits on the boards of the Immigrant Workers Centre, Montreal, the US-based Global Justice Ecology Project, and is a co-initiator and member of the editorial team of the collaborative website supporting critical analysis of, and resistance against, bilateral free trade and investment agreements. He is co-author of Fight Back: Workplace Justice for Immigrants (2009).


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Productionp. 1
Making Knowledge and Learning from the Politics of Knowledge Production and Representation: "Civil Society," Academe, and Social Activism-Tensions, Challenges, and Dilemmas
Global Justice? Contesting NGOization: Knowledge Politics and Containment in Antiglobalization Networksp. 17
Knowledge and Power in South Africa: Xenophobia and Survival in the Post-Apartheid Statep. 35
On the Question of Expertise: A Critical Reflection on "Civil Society" Processesp. 53
Whatever Happened to the Counter-Globalization Movement? Some Reflections on Antagonism, Vanguardism, and Professionalizationp. 69
Collective Approaches to Activist Knowledge: Experiences of the New Anti-Apartheid Movement in Torontop. 85
The Subjectivation of Marriage Migrants in Taiwan: The Insider's Perspectivesp. 101
Making Knowledge and Learning from Unions, Worker Alliances, and Left Party-Political Activism
Learning to Win: Exploring Knowledge and Strategy Development in Anti-Privatization Struggles in Colombiap. 121
Worker Education and Social Movement Knowledge Production: Practical Tensions and Lessonsp. 139
Conversations on the M60: Knowledge Production through Collective Ethnographiesp. 157
Vanguards and Masses: Global Lessons from the Grenada Revolutionp. 173
Making Knowledge and Learning from Peasant and Indigenous Peoples' Struggles
Learning and Knowledge Production in Dalit Social Movements in Rural Indiap. 193
Anjuman-e-Mazareen Punjab: Ownership or Death-The Struggle Continuesp. 211
How Do You Say Netuklimk in English? Using Documentary Video to Capture Bear River First Nation's Learning through Actionp. 227
Notes on Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 249
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