The Construction of Solidarity in the Age of Globalization
By (author) Thomas Olesen
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International Zapatismo by Thomas Olesen
Book DescriptionThe Zapatista movement and its leader Subcomandante Marcos have attracted enormous political and scholarly attention ever since their uprising began in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1994. The movement not only struck a chord inside the country as Mexico was switching to neoliberal economics and attaching itself to the USA in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but it rapidly evoked an extraordinary up-welling of political interest and solidarity in the Americas and worldwide. Thomas Olesen explores this phenomenon in the context of globalization and the networking and communications potential of the Internet. What is the infrastructure of the global Zapatista solidarity network? What activities has it engaged in? What enabled it to develop? What are the longer term implications for new kinds of political action and international solidarity? And what can social theory tell us about the new global patterns of social interaction that are emerging?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842773871
(215mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Olesen
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Global Injustice Symbols and Social Movements examines our collective moral and political maps, dotted with symbols shaped by political dynamics beyond their local or national origin and offers the first systematic sociological treatment of this important phenomenon.
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Offering new and critical insights on global activism and power, this book features case studies on China and Tibet, HIV/AIDS, climate change, child labour, the WTO, women and the UN, the global public sphere, world social forums and global civil society.
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Author Biography - Thomas Olesen
Dr Thomas Olesen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He has published a number of scholarly articles and chapters in edited volumes on globalization and social movements.
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