Title

The anti-corporate globalization movement: An exploration of its intellectual lineage.

Date of Award

2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Communication Studies

Keywords

Economics, Theory.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Since its "coming out party" which took place in Seattle during the 1999 protests against the WTO, the "anti-corporate globalization movement" has become the subject of investigation for scholars and activists alike. Some have suggested that the "movement" represented a turning point in history---one that signaled a departure from the single-issue and identity-politics focus which animated many "new social movements" of the 1970s and 1980s. Others have contended that the "movement" was/is quintessentially a "postmodern" phenomenon due largely to its decentralized, non-hierarchical form and its seeming lack of ideological coherence. Through a qualitative analysis of documents produced by actual activists involved in the anti-corporate globalization movement, this thesis explores its intellectual and historical lineage as well as its contemporary influences.Dept. of Communication Studies. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .C44. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-05, page: 1596. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.