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This volume employs "archival anthropology" in an attempt to understand the common characteristics of seemingly diverse movements acting in opposition to capitalist globalization around the world. The authors analyze documents associated with the movements (e. g. , communiqués, statements of purpose, et cetera) and other materials in order to explicate how the various movements see themselves and their relationship to the struggle for a better world in a series of case studies. They conclude by identifying shared features, dynamics, and goals of utopian resistance to globalization; considering why such commonalities exist; and interpreting implications. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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