Organizing resistance and imagining alternatives in India / edited by Rohit Varman, Devi Vijay
- Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (viii, 366 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Varman, Rohit and Vijay, Devi
- Capitalist deathworlds, alternative worldmaking / Rohit Varman and Devi Vijay -- LETS and the possibilities of a twenty-first-century alternative economic system / Maidul Islam -- Democratic socialism : a challenge to sectarian plutocracy / Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil -- Grounded in reality, a radically alternative future / Ashish Kothari -- Harnessing constitutional and policy spaces for organized resistance : movement to save Hasdeo Aranya forests / Priyanshu Gupta -- The wire and circuits of resistance : immersions in the slowness of democratic time and de-naturalizing the present / Srinath Jagannathan and Rajnish Rai -- People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) as an alternative to corporatized media : the public sphere and rural silencing in India / Apoorv Khare and Ram Manohar Vikas -- LeftWord : a heterotopic space in post-democratic India / Rohit Varman and Devi Vijay -- Exploring the state within the bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) terrain / Suparna Chatterjee -- A women-inclusive emancipatory alternative to corporate capitalism? The case of Kerala's state-instituted kudumbashree programme / George Kandathil, Poornima Varma and Rama Mohana R. Turaga.
- This volume examines the political economy of neoliberalism in India and offers cases of resistance and alternative organizing. It departs from existing conversations that focus on the state's policies and decisions, and focuses on the violence unleashed by corporate forces. It should be of interest to anyone curious about the collapse of crucial infrastructures such as healthcare and the news media, or the rhetoric of corporate social responsibility, and why there are people's movements and organizations rising from different geographies. While offering in-depth case studies of oraganisations within India, such as The Wire, The People's Archive of Rural India, Kudumbashree, and Left Word Books, it also informs conversations across the world on alternative forms of organizing. These accounts have two imperatives: first, to train our attention on corporations and where capitalism produces its vast waste lands. Second, to imagine the possibilities of another world. The contributors to this volume write to resist the status quo, explore alternative ways of organizing, re-imagine social relations, and rekindle hope.
- 9781009193405 (ebook)
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