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Between Resistance and Revolution: Cultural Politics and Social Protest
edited by Richard G. Fox and Orin Starn
Rutgers University Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8135-2416-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-5525-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-2415-3
Library of Congress Classification HN17.5.B433 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.484


Peasants in India hugging trees to protest logging, Brazilian feminists marching to impeach a president, Okinawan television comedians joke-starting ethnic activity. All are instances of social protest that exist in the charged territory between the cataclysmic upheaval of revolutionary war and the everyday acts of private resistance. Yet these movements "in between" resistance and revolution have remained invisible to scholars of politics, culture, and society. Leading scholars in anthropology, political science, history, sociology, and ethnomusicology examine dissent and direct action in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Colombia, India, Korea, Peru, and the United States and demonstrate the importance of looking beyond these poles of protest to the midways of mobilization.

The contributors are Nancy Abelmann, Sonia Alvarez, Arturo Escobar, Richard Fox, Faye Ginsburg, Ramachandra Guha, Ingrid Monson, Yoshinobu Ota, Orin Starn, and Nathan Stoltzfus.

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