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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. 1. What can quantitative surveys tell us about GJM activists?
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. 2. Activist encounters at the World Social Forum
  2. pp. 41-58
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  1. 3. Mapping a population and its taste in tactics
  2. pp. 59-90
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  1. 4. Women's issues and activists at the World Social Forum in Dakar
  2. pp. 91-114
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  1. 5. Division of labor and partnerships in transnational social movements
  2. pp. 115-136
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  1. 6. Making waste (in)visible at the Dakar World Social Forum
  2. pp. 137-156
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  1. 7. Latin Americans at the World Social Forum in Dakar
  2. pp. 157-178
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  1. 8. Groups and organizations at the WSF
  2. pp. 179-200
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  1. 9. Stepping back from your figures to figure out more
  2. pp. 201-216
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  1. 10. Conclusion
  2. pp. 217-220
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  1. Technical appendix: Surveying an international event through a multinational team
  2. pp. 221-224
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  1. General data on participants
  2. pp. 225-226
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  1. Appendix to Chapter 8 on groups and organizations: Clusters obtained by Ascending Hierarchical Clustering
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. Questionnaire for participants to the Dakar World Social Forum
  2. pp. 233-250
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  1. Editor's biographies
  2. pp. 251-252
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 253-264
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-272
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