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Observing Protest from a Place: The World Social Forum in Dakar (2011)
edited by Johanna Siméant, Isabelle Sommier and Marie-Emanuelle Pommerolle
Amsterdam University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-90-485-2580-5 | Cloth: 978-90-8964-780-1
Library of Congress Classification HM883.O27 2015

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Social movements throughout the world have been central to history, politics, society, and culture. Observing Protest froma Place examines the impact of one such campaign, the global justice movement, as seen from the southern hemisphere. Drawing upon a collective survey from the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar, the essays explore a number of vital issues, including the methodological problems of studying international activist gatherings and how scholars can overcome those challenges. Bydemonstrating the importance of the global justice movement and the role of nongovernmental organizations for participantsin the southern hemisphere, this volume is an important addition to the literature on community action.
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