Renegotiating Community: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts

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This collaborative, interdisciplinary study reframes debates about community, globalization, and autonomy by analyzing the multiple ways in which communities are renegotiating their autonomy under conditions of globalization.

Both as a concept and a set of social relationships, community is central to contemporary debates about globalization. Faced with finding a livable globalization, many communities are renegotiating their identities and functions and, in some instances, ...

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Overview

This collaborative, interdisciplinary study reframes debates about community, globalization, and autonomy by analyzing the multiple ways in which communities are renegotiating their autonomy under conditions of globalization.

Both as a concept and a set of social relationships, community is central to contemporary debates about globalization. Faced with finding a livable globalization, many communities are renegotiating their identities and functions and, in some instances, entirely new communities are being formed. Yet there is no clear consensus on why community matters or on how globalization affects particular communities.

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: 9780774815079
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Globalization and Autonomy
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

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

Part 1 Global Capitalism and Community Renewal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 2 Building Transnational Communities

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Why Community Matters Diana Brydon 246

Abbreviations 261

Notes and Acknowledgments 264

Works Cited 273

Contributors 296

Index 299

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