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 resistanceExamines the productive geographies of contestationForegrounds 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