Grassrooting network imaginaries: relationality, power, and mutual solidarity in global justice networks

Routledge, P., Cumbers, A. and Nativel, C. (2007) Grassrooting network imaginaries: relationality, power, and mutual solidarity in global justice networks. Environment and Planning A, 39(11), pp. 2575-2592. (doi:10.1068/a38338)

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Abstract

In this paper we draw critically upon actor network theory (ANT) in order to analyse the contours of relationality, communication, and operational logic within a global justice networkö People's Global Action Asia. Drawing upon the concept of translation, we consider how connections are fostered and sustained within the network, focusing upon the work of key organisers (those we term the `imagineers') and key events in producing the network. In so doing, we ground ANT in direct political engagement and introduce the concept of `grassrooting vectors' to highlight the power relations at work within global justice networks, a consideration which is crucial to the formation of mutual solidarity between social movements.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nativel, Dr Corinne and Cumbers, Professor Andrew
Authors: Routledge, P., Cumbers, A., and Nativel, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Environment and Planning A
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0308-518X
ISSN (Online):1472-3409

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