Jai Sen

Jai Sen photo by Jija

Jai Sen is an activist/researcher/author on and in movement. Earlier an organiser, then a researcher into popular movement, for the past decade and more he has worked to promote critical engagement with the World Social Forum and emerging world movement – as moderator of the listserv WSFDiscuss and as coeditor of several books including World Social Forum: Challenging Empires and World Social Forum: Critical Explorations. He helped found and remains associated with CACIM and with OpenWord.


The Movements of Movements: Part 1: What Makes Us Move?

The Movements of Movements: Part 1: What Makes Us Move?

SKU: 9781629632407
Editor: Jai Sen
Publisher: PM Press/OpenWord
ISBN: 9781629632407
Published: 11/2017
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 688
Subjects: Political Activism/Social Movements

The Movements of Movements: Part 2: Rethinking Our Dance

The Movements of Movements: Part 2: Rethinking Our Dance

SKU: 9781629633800
Editor: Jai Sen
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629633800
Published: 8/2018
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 648
Subjects: Politics/Peace & Justice/Global Social Movements/Political Activism


“Possible futures right now in the making become legible in how The Movements of Movements doesn’t shy away from the complex and unsettling issues that shape our time while thinking through struggles for social and ecological justice in the wider contexts of their past and present.”
—Emma Dowling, senior researcher in Political Sociology at the Institute for Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

“This collection offers a thought-provoking opportunity to parse multiplicities and recent directions in global justice organizing. Jai Sen’s framing in this book sets us up to take stock of two decades of social and political movement in terms of dynamic motion—not only as strategy and organization, but as kinaesthetic experience, embodied transformation through space and time. This agile cluster of contributors leads us through the cumulative dialectic of Zapatismo, altermondialisme, and their various permutations and relations in resistance to global capitalism, guiding the steps of the social dance repeatedly back to earth from the ethereal spaces of hypermobile globality to place feet on the ground in the most deeply rooted sites of embedded struggle.”
—Maia Ramnath, author of Decolonizing Anarchism and The Haj to Utopia

“Edited by Jai Sen, who has long occupied a central position in an international network of intellectuals and activists in movement, this is an important contribution to a developing internationalism that doesn’t assume that the North Atlantic left has all the answers for the rest of the world and which recognizes that emancipatory ideas and practices are often forged from below. The essays here range across the globe, look at the politics of caste, class, gender, religion and indigeneity, and move from the local to the global. This book will be useful for activists and intellectuals in movement—be they in universities, parties, trade unions, social movements, or religious organisations—around the world.”
—Richard Pithouse, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

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