Utilizing research on networked struggles in both the 18th-century Atlantic world and our modern day, Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks challenges existing understandings of the relations between space, politics, and resistance to develop an innovative account of networked forms of resistance and political activity.* Explores counter-global struggles in both the past and present-including both the 18th-century Atlantic world and contemporary forms of resistance* Examines the productive geographies of contestation* Foregrounds the solidarities and geographies of connection between different place-based struggles and argues that such solidarities are essential to produce more plural forms of globalization
David Featherstone is a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool. He has key research interests in space, politics and resistance and has published papers in several journals, including Society and Space , Antipode and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers .
Series Editors' Preface viii Acknowledgements ix Introduction: Space, Contestation and the Political 1 Part I Networking the Political 13 1 Place and the Relational Construction of Political Identities 15 2 Geographies of Solidarities and Antagonisms 36 Part II Geographies of Connection and Contestation 57 3 Labourers' Politics and Mercantile Networks 59 4 Making Democratic Spatial Practices 79 5 Counter-Global Networks and the Making of Subaltern Nationalisms 99 Part III Political Geographies of the Counter-Globalization Movement 119 6 Geographies of Power and the Counter-Globalization Movement 121 7 Constructing Transnational Political Networks 149 Conclusion: Towards Politicized Geographies of Connection 177 Notes 190 References 196 Index 221