Solidarity without Borders
Gramscian Perspectives on Migration and Civil Society Alliances
Series: Reading Gramsci
Edited collection on migration and civil society
This book argues for Gramsci’s theory of the formation of a transnational counter-hegemonic bloc, by studying methods of modern resistance and new forms of solidarity between these forming groups. With case studies of the Gezi Park Protests in Turkey, social movements in Ireland and the Lampedusa in Hamburg, the authors consider how diverse new migrant political actors, newfound cross-border alliances, and spaces of resistance shape the political dimensions of protest.
As migrants are often deprived of agency and placed outside the mobilisations taking place across Europe, rity without Borders demonstrates how new solidarity relations are shaped and how these may construct a new common ground for struggle and for developing political alternatives.
Oscar Garcia Agustin is Associate Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark and the author of Sociology of Discourse.
Martin Bak Jorgensen is co-editor of Politics of Dissent and Associate Professor in the Department for Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark.
'Theoretically innovative and empirically rich, this volume helps addressing fundamental questions about the creation of spaces of resistance by building upon Antonio Gramsci's reflections on the Southern question' - Donatella Della Porta, Professor of Sociology, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute
'This book's Gramscian perspective provides a welcome corrective to nationalist migration scholarship that naturalises borders and a migrant/native divide' - Nina Glick Schiller, Emeritus Professor, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Solidarity without Borders: Gramscian Perspectives on Migration and Civil Society Alliances - Óscar Garcia Agustín and Martin Bak Jørgensen
Part I: The Heterogeneity of Political Actors
2. Gramsci’s 'Philosophy of Praxis' and the Topic of Migration - Ursula Apitzsch
3: Countering Hegemony through a Park - Nazlı Şenses and Kıvanç Özcan
4. Gramsci in Slices: Race, Colonialism, Migration and the Postcolonial Gramsci - Miguel Mellino
Part II: Solidarity and Alliances
5. Political and Social Alliances: Gramsci and Today - Derek Boothman
6. Gramsci, Migrants and Trade Unions: An Irish Case Study - Mary Hyland and Ronald Munck
7. The Southern Question and the Irish Question: A Social Movement Perspective - Laurence Cox
Part III: Avoiding Misplaced Alliances
8. Hegemony, Migration and Misplaced Alliances: Lessons from Gramsci - Peter Mayo
9. For the Sake of Workers but Not Immigrants Workers? Social Dumping and Free Movement - Óscar García Agustín and Martin Bak Jørgensen
Part IV: Spaces of Resistance
10. Politicising the Crisis: The Southern Question, Uneven Geographies and the Construction of Solidarity - David Featherstone
11. Contesting Urban Management Regimes: The Rise of Urban Justice Movements in Sweden - Lisa Kings, Aleksandra Ålund and Nazem Tahvilzadeh
12. Spaces of Resistance and Re-Actuality of Gramsci in Refugees’ Struggles for Rights? The ‘Lampedusa In Hamburg’ between Exit and Voice - Susi Meret and Elisabetta Della Corte
13. Against Pessimism: A Time and Space for Solidarity - Óscar Garcia Agustín and Martin Bak Jørgensen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745336268
eBook ISBN: 9781783717620
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