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Renegotiating Community

Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Renegotiating Community

Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts

Faced with finding a livable response to globalization, many communities are renegotiating their identities and functions and, in some instances, entirely new communities are being formed. Renegotiating Community asks what happens to the autonomy of individuals and communities under the influence of globalization. Original case studies show how a range of communities are renegotiating the meanings of community and autonomy while living with, and sometimes challenging, the processes of globalization. By addressing the coercive and comforting dimensions of community – as well as the need to reconcile conflicting claims to autonomy – this book redraws the conceptual maps through which community, globalization, and autonomy are understood.

Table of Contents



1 Globalization, Autonomy, and Community / Diana Brydon and William D. Coleman

Part 1: Global Capitalism and Community Renewal

2 Globalism, Primitive Accumulation, and Nishnawbe-Aski Territory: The Strategic Denial of Place-Based Community / Wendy Russell

3 Twentieth-Century Transformations of Native Identity, Citizenship, Power, and Authority / Richard J. “Dick” Preston

4 Reaffirming “Community” in the Context of Community-Based Conservation / Monica E. Mulrennan

5 The Moral Economy of Global Forestry in Rural British Columbia / Scott Prudham

6 From Servitude to Dignity? A Community in Transition / Amanda White

7 Community without Status: Non-Status Migrants and Cities of Refuge / Peter Nyers

Part 2: Building Transnational Communities

8 Transnational Women’s Groups and Social Policy Activists around the UN and the EU / Michael Webb and Patricia T. Young

9 Labour, Globalization, and the Attempt to Build Transnational Community / Robert O’Brien

10 Transnational Transformation: Cyberactivism and the Palestinian Right of Return / Jasmin Habib

11 The Tensions of Global Imperial Community: Canada’s Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) / Jessica Schagerl

12 Development Workers, Transcultural Interactions, and Imperial Relations in Northern Pakistan / Nancy Cook

13 The Brotherhood of the Rope: Commodification and Contradiction in the “Mountaineering Community” / Stephen Slemon

14 Why Community Matters / Diana Brydon

Notes; Works Cited; Contributors; Index

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