- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: November 2018
- Print publication year: 2018
- Online ISBN: 9781108596237
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108596237
Cross-border solidarity has captured the interest and imagination of scholars, activists and a range of political actors in such contested areas as the US-Mexico border and Guantanamo Bay. Chandra Russo examines how justice-seeking solidarity drives activist communities contesting US torture, militarism and immigration policies. Through compelling and fresh ethnographic accounts, Russo follows these activists as they engage in unusual and high risk forms of activism (fasting, pilgrimage, civil disobedience). She explores their ideas of solidarity and witnessing, which are central to how the activists explain their activities. This book adds to our understanding of solidarity activism under new global arrangements, and illuminates the features of movement activity that deepen activists' commitment by helping their lives feel more humane, just and meaningful. Based on participant observation, interviews, surveys and hundreds of courtroom statements, Russo develops a new theorization of solidarity that will take a central place in social movement studies.
David S. Meyer - University of California, Irvine, and author of The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America
James M. Jasper - The City University of New York, and author of The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements
Sharon Erickson Nepstad - Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico
Nancy Whittier - Sophia Smith Professor of Sociology, Smith College, Massachussetts, and author of Frenemies: Feminists, Conservative, and Sexual Violence
George Lipsitz - University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
Jeremy Varon - The New School for Social Research, New York
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