Between vulnerability and autonomy: the space of movement

McDonald, Kevin. 2007. Between vulnerability and autonomy: the space of movement. Recherches Sociologiques et Anthropologiques, 38(1), pp. 49-64. ISSN 1782-1592 [Article]

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Analyses of the contemporary alter-globalization movement increasingly emphasize
dimensions of autonomy, whose ultimate origins lie in theories of agency understood
as sovereignty. This paper argues that critical dimensions of the alter-globalization
movement involve practices of embodied action and forms of responsibility that point
beyond autonomy, to a paradigm of relational vulnerability Recognising this is central
to understanding ethics, agency, and subjectivity and to understanding movements as
a space of experience.

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23 Apr 2010 07:24

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