Renegotiating Community : Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts

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Renegotiating Community asks what happens to the autonomy of individuals and communities due to globalization. Original case studies show how a range of communities are renegotiating the meanings of community and autonomy while living with, and sometimes challenging, the processes of globalization. By addressing the coercive and comforting dimensions of community - as well as the need to reconcile conflicting claims to autonomy - this book redraws the conceptual maps through which community, globalization, and ...
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Overview

Renegotiating Community asks what happens to the autonomy of individuals and communities due to globalization. Original case studies show how a range of communities are renegotiating the meanings of community and autonomy while living with, and sometimes challenging, the processes of globalization. By addressing the coercive and comforting dimensions of community - as well as the need to reconcile conflicting claims to autonomy - this book redraws the conceptual maps through which community, globalization, and autonomy are understood.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780774815062
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008

Table of Contents

1 Globalization, Autonomy, and Community Diana Brydon Brydon, Diana William D. Coleman Coleman, William D. 1

Pt. 1 Global Capitalism and Community Renewal

2 Globalism, Primitive Accumulation, and Nishnawbe Aski Territory: The Strategic Denial of Place-Based Community Wendy Russell Russell, Wendy 31

3 Twentieth-Century Transformations of Native Identity, Citizenship, Power, and Authority Richard J. "Dick" Preston Preston, Richard J. "Dick" 47

4 Reaffirming "Community" in the Context of Community-Based Conservation Monica E. Mulrennan Mulrennan, Monica E. 66

5 The Moral Economy of Global Forestry in Rural British Columbia Scott Prudham Prudham, Scott 83

6 From Servitude to Dignity? A Community in Transition Amanda White White, Amanda 103

7 Community without Status: Non-Status Migrants and Cities of Refuge Peter Nyers Nyers, Peter 123

Pt. 2 Building Transnational Communities

8 Transnational Women's Groups and Social Policy Activists around the UN and the EU Michael Webb Webb, Michael Patricia T. Young Young, Patricia T. 141

9 Labour, Globalization, and the Attempt to Build Transnational Community Robert O'Brien O'Brien, Robert 164

10 Transnational Transformation: Cyberactivism and the Palestinian Right of Return Jasmin Habib Habib, Jasmin 183

11 The Tensions of Global Imperial Community: Canada's Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) Jessica Schagerl Schagerl, Jessica 201

12 Development Workers, Transcultural Interactions, and Imperial Relations in Northern Pakistan Nancy Cook Cook, Nancy 216

13 The Brotherhood of the Rope: Commodification and Contradiction in the "Mountaineering Community" Stephen Slemon Slemon, Stephen 234

14 WhyCommunity Matters Diana Brydon Brydon, Diana 246

Abbreviations 261

Notes and Acknowledgments 264

Works Cited 273

Contributors 296

Index 299

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