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Author Hoofd, Ingrid M
Title Ambiguities of Activism : Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (149 pages)
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Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Complicities of Resistance: Activism in the Era of Acceleration -- 2 Tools of the Speed- Elite: Radical New Media Activism -- 3 The Migrant: The Speed- Elite's Daydream of Radical Alterity -- 4 Humanism Overheating: The Conundrum of Climate Change Activism -- 5 Accelerating Deceleration: Out of the Cinders of Activism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change activism), as well as left-wing intellectuals and academics (like Michael Hardt, Al Gore, Antonio Negri, Hakim Bey, and Geert Lovink), mobilize problematic discourses, tools, and divisions in an attempt to overcome gendered, raced, and classed oppressions worldwide. The book draws out how these mobilizations and theorizations, despite (or possibly because of) their liberatory claims, are actually implicated in the intensification of global hierarchies by repeatedly invoking narratives of transcendence, connection, progress, and in particular of speed. Hoofd argues that the humanist ideals that underlie all these practices paradoxically trigger increasing disenfranchisements worldwide
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hoofd, Ingrid M. Ambiguities of Activism : Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415622073
Subject Social movements.;Anti-globalization movement.;Radicalism.;Social media -- Political aspects.;Internet -- Political aspects
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