Dialogic Cosmopolitanism and the New Wave of Movements: From Local Rupture to Global Openness

The emergence of a new cycle of protests in 2011 raises questions about the connection between social movements and about the possible existence of a cosmopolitan vision to combine the local and the global dimensions of the protests. This article presents a conceptualization of dialogic cosmopolitanism to account for the kind of cosmopolitanism which characterizes this new cycle. Being dialogic entails connectivity between previous and forthcoming struggles in a process combining determination and anticipation with the constant (re)definition of the movement. This process is considered to be the combination of social local ruptures with global openness. Dialogic cosmopolitanism consists of 3 main features: the conflictual dimension, whereby the dominant consensus is questioned and spaces of conflict and dissent are generated; the shaping of translocal solidarities that are able to connect local and transnational dynamics in spaces of convergence; and translatability, since the common ground (the unity) is translated into a multiplicity of practices.

Afsender/institution/forlag:

Aalborg Universitet

Udgivelsesår:

2017

Kategori:

Græsrodsbevægelser

Publikationstype:

Tidsskriftartikel

Sprog:

Engelsk

Status:

Udgivet

Peer reviewed:

JA

Fuld adgang:

JA