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Popular Intellectuals and Social Movements
Framing Protest in Asia, Africa, and Latin America


Part of International Review of Social History Supplements

Michiel Baud, Rosanne Rutten, Sean Chabot, Marc Becker, Oskar Verkaaik, Baz Lecocq, Joanne Rappaport, Pablo S. Bose, Quintan Wiktorowicz, David Smilde
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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521613484

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  • All forms of popular protest include a specific category of 'popular intellectuals', who reflect on social reality, speak in the name of popular classes and who articulate ideas that inspire collective action. This volume focuses on these individuals from an original angle: it looks at the experiences of popular intellectuals in non-western societies, who operate within social-movement networks that link local, regional, and international arenas, and connect to a global flow of ideas. Eight case studies on different societies in twentieth-century Asia, Africa, and Latin America highlight specific activist intellectuals and their role in collective action. They cover a wide terrain, including framing contests among Muslim activists and cultural brokerage in an ecological movement. The collection provides fresh insights into the cultural dynamics of social contention and widens the geographic scope of current debates on this theme.

    • Social movements
    • Popular intellectuals
    • Examines Africa, Asia and Latin America, using insights from social-movement theory (among others)
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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521613484
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.368kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Michiel Baud and Rosanne Rutten
    Framing, Transnational Diffusion, and African-American Intellectuals in the Land of Gandhi Sean Chabot
    Indigenous Communists and Urban Intellectuals in Cayambe, Ecuador (1926–1944) Marc Becker
    Reforming Mysticism: Sindhi Separatist Intellectuals in Pakistan Oskar Verkaaik
    Unemployed Intellectuals in the Sahara: The Teshumara Nationalist Movement and the Revolutions in Tuareg Society Baz Lecocq
    Between Sovereignty and Culture: Who is an Indigenous Intellectual in Colombia? Joanne Rappaport
    Critics and Experts, Activists and Academics: Intellectuals in the Fight for Social and Ecological Justice in the Narmada Valley, India Pablo S. Bose
    Framing Jihad: Intramovement Framing Contests and al-Qaeda's Struggle for Sacred Authority Quintan Wiktorowicz
    Popular Publics: Street Protest and Plaza Preachers in Caracas David Smilde
    Concluding Remarks: Framing Protest in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Rosanne Rutten and Michiel Baud

  • Editors

    Michiel Baud, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Director of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) and Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Rosanne Rutten, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Lecturer in Anthropology and Non-western Sociology in the Deparment of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


    Michiel Baud, Rosanne Rutten, Sean Chabot, Marc Becker, Oskar Verkaaik, Baz Lecocq, Joanne Rappaport, Pablo S. Bose, Quintan Wiktorowicz, David Smilde

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