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South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement$
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Eva-Maria Hardtmann

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199466276

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.001.0001

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The Global Justice Movement and Occupy

The Global Justice Movement and Occupy

Ethics, Visions, and Networking Logics

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(p.30) Chapter Two The Global Justice Movement and Occupy
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South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement
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Eva-Maria Hardtmann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0002

Chapter 2 describes the background of the GJM and the World Social Forum process. A brief overview is given of the organizational aspects and how the concept of network has been used in social movement studies to situate this study in relation to scholars writing on the GJM and the Occupy Movement. Criticism from the outside against the GJM is explored, but also coming from inside the movement. Ethical similarities and organizational differences between the GJM and the Occupy Movement are outlined and explore how activists in these two movements belong within the same broader discourse, focussing on a global economic élite. The chapter ends by relating activists in South Asia and Japan to the GJM and the Occupy Movement and demonstrates how activists in these regions have been marginalized in the movements and largely ignored in the scholarly writings.

Keywords:   Global Justice Movement, World Social Forum, South Asia, Japan, activist, transnationalism, network, Occupy Movement, Dalit, Burakumin

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