Between Resistance and Revolution: Cultural Politics and Social Protest

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Peasants in India hugging trees to protest logging, Brazilian feminists marching to impeach a president, Okinawan television comedians joke-starting ethnic activity: all are instances of social protest that exist in the charged territory between the cataclysmic upheaval of revolutionary wars and everyday acts of private resistance. Yet these movements "in between" resistance and revolution have remained invisible to scholars of politics, culture, and society. In this volume, leading scholars in anthropology, ...
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Overview

Peasants in India hugging trees to protest logging, Brazilian feminists marching to impeach a president, Okinawan television comedians joke-starting ethnic activity: all are instances of social protest that exist in the charged territory between the cataclysmic upheaval of revolutionary wars and everyday acts of private resistance. Yet these movements "in between" resistance and revolution have remained invisible to scholars of politics, culture, and society. In this volume, leading scholars in anthropology, political science, history, sociology, and ethnomusicology examine dissent and direct action in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Columbia, India, Korea, Peru, and the United States and demonstrate the importance of looking beyond these poles of protest to the midways of mobilization.
The contributors are Nancy Abelmann, Sonia E. Alvarez, Arturo Escobar, Richard G. Fox, Faye Ginsburg, Ramachandra Guha, Ingrid Monson, Yoshinobu Ota, Orin Starn, and Nathan Stoltzfus.
Richard G. Fox is a professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Gandhian Utopia: Experiments with Culture. Orin Starn is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University and editor of The Peru Reader: History, Culture, and Politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813524160
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Fox is professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Gandhian Utopia: Experiments with Culture.

Orin Starn is assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University and author of The Peru Reader: History, Culture and Politics.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Environmentalism of the Poor 17
Cultural Politics and Biological Diversity: State, Capital, and Social Movements in the Pacific Coast of Colombia 40
Passage from India 65
Reweaving the Fabric of Collective Action: Social Movements and Challenges to "Actually Existing Democracy" in Brazil 83
"From Little Things, Big Things Grow": Indigenous Media and Cultural Activism 118
Appropriating Media, Resisting Power: Representations of Hybrid Identities in Okinawan Popular Culture 145
Abbey Lincoln's Straight Ahead: Jazz in the Era of the Civil Rights Movement 171
Dissent under Socialism: Opposition, Reform, and the West German Media in the German Democratic Republic of the 1980's 195
Villagers at Arms: War and Counterrevolution in Peru's Andes 223
Reorganizing and Recapturing Dissent in 1990's South Korea: The Case of Farmers 251
About the Contributors 279
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