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Emotional Sequences in a Transnational Social Movement Organisation, the Case of the World Social Forum

Following the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, global justice movements themselves experienced the onset of an organisational and political crisis. The initial exhilaration due to the belief that times were ripe for radical change unravelled on account of the … Continue reading

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The emotional turn in anthropology and the social sciences.

A cognitive bias in the social sciences prevents us to fully appreciate the contribution of emotions to human (inter)subjectivity. Moreover, the so-called emotional turn in the social sciences has mostly been interested in the cognitive aspects of emotions. Alternative approaches … Continue reading

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book out now!

http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/cosmopolitan_futures/ transnational activism provides spaces to imagine and practice alternatives to neoliberal politics and its intoxicating cocktail of market deregulation, liberalisation, privatisation and state downsizing that punishes the world’s weakest people and the environment. this book maps recurring dynamics, visions … Continue reading

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towards a new universality: the world social forum’s cosmopolitan vision

a version of this paper will appear in “asking, we walk: the south as new political imaginary.” vol. iv the world social forum (wsf) is presently the world’s largest and most diverse transnational activist network. its global events in brazil, … Continue reading

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transformative ethnography of transnational activist networks

this is the draft of a chapter included in the forthcoming collection “insurgent encounters” edited by j. juris and a. khasnabish abstract in this chapter i discuss the concept and practice of transformative ethnography as developed through and applied to engagement within … Continue reading

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toward an emancipatory cosmopolitan project: the world social forum and the transformation of conflicts

a version of this article appeared on globalisation 9-2 pp. 211-224 toward an emancipatory cosmopolitan project abstract can the world social forum (wsf) contribute to build the conditions for convivial existence on our planet? can it inspire global emancipation? to … Continue reading

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open office and free software: the politics of the wsf 2004 as working place

this is a paper published on ephemera in 2005. freely accessible on the journal’s website http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/5-2/5-2caruso.pdf or you can read it here: Caruso 2005 Open Office and Free Software

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Occupy With Art. The Dzieci Theatre in Liberty Square, 1st march 2012

COOLS kicked off yesterday first of March. The Cultural Occupation Of Liberty Square started with a bang, with the Dzieci Theatre group. The idea of COOLS’ facilitating group is to “inspire the movement, build community and keep the call for … Continue reading

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Occupy Town Square – Occupy Tompkins Square (26th February 2012, New York)

I came last week to New York from Finland to attend an academic conference, as soon as I was done with that I joined the activities of the Occupy movement. This is a brief (not so brief in all honesty) … Continue reading

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Networking Futures

A version of this review will appear soon enough on Social Movement Studies: The movement against corporate globalization came of age in Seattle at the end of 1999 during the mass demonstration that contributed to disrupt a meeting of the … Continue reading

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