Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Communication Studies


Economics, Theory.




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.