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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592130047
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • 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 Words 7
1 Introduction 9
2 Red Clay, Blue Hills: In Honor of My Ancestors 13
3 Emplacements of Affiliation 21
4 Learning from the Haudenosaunee 46
5 Elements of Transcommunality 57
6 Roots of Cooperation 76
Acknowledgments 79
Notes 83
References 89
A Quipu String of Commentaries: Some Reflections 101
Transcommunality: Beyond Tolerance, for Understanding 103
Places and Transcommunality: A Comment on John Brown Childs's Idea of the Transcommunal 118
Language of Space: The Territorial Roots of the Indigenous Community in Relation to Transcommunality 129
Transcommunality in a Global World 146
Transcommunality as a Foundation for Globalization from Below 157
On Transcommunality and Models of Community 165
Pragmatic Solidarity and Transcommunality 173
Inclusive Difference: Transcommunality and the Hope for a Just World 185
Transcommunality: Politics, Culture, and Practice 197
One Love: Transcommunality among the Hip Hop Generation 211
Transcommunal Practice in Northern Ireland 219
Transcommunality as Spiritual Practice 222
About the Contributors 231
Index 235
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