Transcommunality: From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect

Transcommunality: From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect

by John Brown-Childs, John Brown Childs
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592130046

ISBN-13: 9781592130047

Pub. Date: 02/15/2003

Publisher: Temple University Press

In this original and collaborative project, John Brown Childs offers unique insights into some of the central problems facing communities, social movements, and people who desire social change: How does one build a movement that can account for race, class, and gender, and yet still operate across all of these lines? How can communities sustain themselves in truly…  See more details below

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In this original and collaborative project, John Brown Childs offers unique insights into some of the central problems facing communities, social movements, and people who desire social change: How does one build a movement that can account for race, class, and gender, and yet still operate across all of these lines? How can communities sustain themselves in truly social ways? And perhaps most significantly, how can we elevate communities without diminishing the important distinctions that we all ascribe to ourselves as individuals? In addition to Childs' own exegesis, twelve scholars and thinkers from all walks of life offer their own responses to his concepts, enriching the book as an illustration and example of transcommunality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592130047
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Transcommunality: From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect
First Words7
1Introduction9
2Red Clay, Blue Hills: In Honor of My Ancestors13
3Emplacements of Affiliation21
4Learning from the Haudenosaunee46
5Elements of Transcommunality57
6Roots of Cooperation76
Acknowledgments79
Notes83
References89
Commentaries
A Quipu String of Commentaries: Some Reflections101
Transcommunality: Beyond Tolerance, for Understanding103
Places and Transcommunality: A Comment on John Brown Childs's Idea of the Transcommunal118
Language of Space: The Territorial Roots of the Indigenous Community in Relation to Transcommunality129
Transcommunality in a Global World146
Transcommunality as a Foundation for Globalization from Below157
On Transcommunality and Models of Community165
Pragmatic Solidarity and Transcommunality173
Inclusive Difference: Transcommunality and the Hope for a Just World185
Transcommunality: Politics, Culture, and Practice197
One Love: Transcommunality among the Hip Hop Generation211
Transcommunal Practice in Northern Ireland219
Transcommunality as Spiritual Practice222
About the Contributors231
Index235

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