Solidarity without Borders

Solidarity without Borders : Gramscian Perspectives on Migration and Civil Society Alliances

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Solidarity without Borders reads the micropolitics of migrants as political actors within a Gramscian context by observing alliances between migrants and trade unions, worker organisations and other radical constituencies.

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, Solidarity 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 17.78mm | 381.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745336310
  • 9780745336312
  • 1,139,283

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Table of contents

1. Oscar Garcia Agustin & Martin Bak Jorgensen: Solidarity Without Borders: Gramscian Perspectives On Migration And Civil Society Alliances

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 - Nazli Senses & Kivanc OEzcan:

4. Gramsci In Slices - Race, Colonialism, Migration And The Postcolonial Gramsci - Miguel Mellino

Part 2: Solidarity And Alliances

5. Political And Social Alliances: Gramsci And Today - Derek Boothman

6. Gramsci, Migrants And Trade Unions: An Irish Case Study - Ronald Munck & Mary Hyland

7. The Southern Question And The Irish Question: A Social Movement Perspective - Laurence Cox

Part 3: Avoiding Misplaced Alliances

8. Hegemony, Migration & Misplaced Alliances Lessons From Gramsci - Peter Mayo

9. For The Sake Of Workers But Not Immigrants Workers? Social Dumping And Free Movement - Oscar Garcia Agustin & Martin Bak Jorgensen

Part 4: Spaces Of Resistance

10. Politicising The Crisis: The Southern Question, Uneven Geographies And The Construction Of Solidarity - David Featherstone

11. Aleksandra Alund And Nazem Tahvilzadeh: Contesting Urban Management Regimes: The Rise Of Urban Justive Movements In Sweden - Lisa Kings

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 - Oscar Garcia Agustin & Martin Bak Jorgensen

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Review quote

'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 '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
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About Oscar Garcia Agustin

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.
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