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Anti-Apartheid and the Emergence of a Global Civil Society

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Zusatztext 'Håkan Thörn's powerful history of the anti-apartheid movement shows us how it was at once one of the most successful transnational campaigns in history! and at the same time how it produced a new globalization of politics! marked by the emergence of transnational networks of solidarity around issues of universal justice! equality and human rights. Thörn shows how the anti-apartheid movement was the most important of the social movements that have led to the construction of an active global civil society. The apartheid movement thus stands today as the historical model for the production of forms of contemporary collective action and solidarity in the new social movements - the first occurrence of what might be called a new Fifth International.' - Robert J.C. Young! New York University! Author of Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001) 'Håkan Thörn's book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how social movements have adapted to the global age. His study is not only well-researched and thus greatly expands our knowledge of the anti-apartheid movement. It also advances our theoretical knowledge of social movements by revealing how new information technology has influenced how contemporary social movements can be effective in the new global public sphere. This is an important book.' - Ron Eyerman! Yale University! USA '...the book makes a significant contribution to knowledge concerning global social movements...the book offers a rare full-length! empirically detailed and conceptually sophisticated examination of the bases of global political solidarity...It is to be hoped that this work gets the wide attention in global social movement studies that it warrants.' - Jan Aart Scholte! Acta Sociologica Informationen zum Autor HÅKAN THÖRN is Professor at the Department of Sociology! Gothenburg University! Sweden. His research mainly deals with issues of social movements and globalization and he has written and co-edited several books on these topics! including The Politics of AIDS: Globalization! the State and Civil Society and Horizons: Perspectives on a Global Africa . Zusammenfassung Looking at anti-apartheid as part of the history of present global politics! this book provides the first comparative analysis of different sections of the transnational anti-apartheid movement. The author emphasizes the importance of a historical perspective on political cultures! social movements! and global civil society. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Prologue: Apartheid as a Dark Side of Modernity Introduction: Anti-Apartheid! The Media and 'New Social Movements' - Beyond Eurocentrism PART I: ANTI-APARTHEID IN GLOBAL CONTEXT Narratives of Transnational Anti-Apartheid Activism The Globalization of the Anti-Apartheid Movement National Politics in a Global Context: Anti-Apartheid in Britain and Sweden The Struggle Over Information and Interpretation PART II: PUBLIC DEBATES ON APARTHEID/ANTI-APARTHEID IN BRITAIN AND SWEDEN 1960-90 Beginnings: Sharpeville and the Boycott Debates Sports as Politics: The Battle of Båstad and 'Stops the 70's Tour' 'A New Black Militancy' - Before and After the Soweto Uprising Sharpeville Revisited and the Release of Nelson Mandela Conclusion: Anti-Apartheid and the Emergence of a Global Civil Society Epilogue: The Legacy of Anti-Apartheid Notes References Interviews Index ...

Autorentext
HÅKAN THÖRN is Professor at the Department of Sociology, Gothenburg University, Sweden. His research mainly deals with issues of social movements and globalization and he has written and co-edited several books on these topics, including The Politics of AIDS: Globalization, the State and Civil Society and Horizons: Perspectives on a Global Africa.

Klappentext

This book looks at anti-apartheid as part of the history of present global politics. It provides the first comparative analysis of different sections of the transnational anti-apartheid movement. The author emphasizes the importance of a historical perspective on political cultures, social movements, and global civil society. Analyzing a part of 20th century post-war history mainly from a sociological perspective it also highlights dimensions of globalization in an era in which we still live; the power of the media; and the power of collective action.



Zusammenfassung
Looking at anti-apartheid as part of the history of present global politics, this book provides the first comparative analysis of different sections of the transnational anti-apartheid movement. The author emphasizes the importance of a historical perspective on political cultures, social movements, and global civil society.

Inhalt
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Prologue: Apartheid as a Dark Side of Modernity Introduction: Anti-Apartheid, The Media and 'New Social Movements' - Beyond Eurocentrism PART I: ANTI-APARTHEID IN GLOBAL CONTEXT Narratives of Transnational Anti-Apartheid Activism The Globalization of the Anti-Apartheid Movement National Politics in a Global Context: Anti-Apartheid in Britain and Sweden The Struggle Over Information and Interpretation PART II: PUBLIC DEBATES ON APARTHEID/ANTI-APARTHEID IN BRITAIN AND SWEDEN 1960-90 Beginnings: Sharpeville and the Boycott Debates Sports as Politics: The Battle of Båstad and 'Stops the 70's Tour' 'A New Black Militancy' - Before and After the Soweto Uprising Sharpeville Revisited and the Release of Nelson Mandela Conclusion: Anti-Apartheid and the Emergence of a Global Civil Society Epilogue: The Legacy of Anti-Apartheid Notes References Interviews Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Anti-Apartheid and the Emergence of a Global Civil Society
Autor:
EAN: 9781403939371
ISBN: 978-1-4039-3937-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten: 251
Gewicht: 490g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T138mm
Jahr: 2006
Auflage: 2006

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