Includes bibliographical references (p. -245) and indexes
Writing the relationship of resistance and social change / R.A. Dello Buono -- Environmentalism and the family of anti-systemic movements : toward a global movement of movements? / Matheu Kaneshiro and Kirk Lawrence -- New Orleans and the dialectics of post-Katrina reconstruction / A. Kathryn Stout -- The social forum process and the praxis of race, class, gender and sexualities / Rose Brewer -- A bunch of criminals? : analyzing political armed violence as a social production process / Simon Sottsas -- Fifteen years of NAFTA : the impact on rural Mexico / Irma Lorena Acosta Reveles -- Power and resistance in post-NAFTA Mexico : transformational and system-stabilizing NGOs / Krista Brumley -- As neoliberal crises persist, indigenous-led movements resist : examining the current social and political-economic conjuncture in southern Mexico / Molly Talcott -- The production of the "illegal subject" / Nicole Trujillo-Pagan -- Migration, transnationalism and post-modernity / Alejandro I. Canales and Israel Montiel Armas -- The global structuring of gender, race, and class : conceptual sites of its dynamics and resistance in the Philippine experience / Ligaya Lindio-McGovern -- Dismantling the defensive wall of the colonized : the veil and the French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools / Mohammad A. Chaichian.
"This collection of works by critical sociologists of various nationalities focuses on cutting-edge approaches to conflict-driven social change. By emphasizing the role played by contemporary social movements such as environmentalists, migrant organizations, world social forum activists and others, these studies grapple with diverse forms of organized resistance in the 21st century. From homeless peoples displaced by Hurricane Katrina to young Muslim women refusing to shun their veils in French schools, the logic of a new generation of protest is deciphered with an eye to learning from as well as informing new social forces demanding progressive change. The result is an affirmation of the continuing relevance of critical sociology in analyzing key social contradictions in the United States, Mexico, and beyond"--P.  of cover..
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