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- ItemSocial Auditing: What is it, and how is it relevant to social economy organizations?(Socia Economy and Sustainability Research Network, 2/11/2006) Brown, Leslie; Hough, Peter
- Item"Zones of Conflict": Exploring the Ethics of Anthropology in Dangerous Spaces(2004) Khasnabish, AlexIn recent years. anthropologists have become increasingly involved in work surrounding issues of human rights. democracy. social justice. and conflic!. In doing so, ethical questions concerning the authority. obligations. and, most broadly. the role of anthropologists working in areas and with populations experiencing circumstances of violence. suffering. and oppression have come to the fore, The central theme of this paper is to engage the ethics of not only doing fieldwork in such places and with people experiencing these social realities, but to also consider whether it might be considercd an '"ethical imperative" on the pat1 of anthropologists to conduct such work. Ultimately. I intend to address the conflicted ethics of anthropology conducted in dangerous spaces and to confront the concept of an "anthropology of liberation" and what it signifies for the discipline and its practitioners both as an academic endeavour and as a lIeld of practice \\'hich is profoundly and intimately enmeshed in the often harsh realities of human existence.
- ItemMoments of Coincidence Exploring the Intersection of Zapatismo and Independent Labour in Mexico(Critique of Anthropology, 2004-09) Khasnabish, AlexThis article is an examination of what I have termed the ‘moment of coincidence’ between the Zapatista movement and elements of the independent labour movement in Mexico. While the indigenous guerrillas of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation have remained militarily confined to isolated areas of the Mexican state of Chiapas since their uprising in January of 1994, Zapatismo has extended far beyond the boundaries of the state. In this article, I consider the nature, extent and limits of the linkages which have emerged between the Zapatista movement and sectors of the independent labour movement. This work is a preliminary attempt to illuminate the capacity of diverse social movements, each with their own tactics, agendas and goals, to ‘coincide’ or intersect with one another without sacrificing their individual autonomy, and what such a moment might signify with respect to the search for alternative political formations and forms of struggle.
- Item“They Are Our Brothers and Sisters”: Why Zapatismo Matters to Independent Labour in Mexico.(2005) Khasnabish, AlexIn this paper I seek to illuminate the bases upon which the Mexican independent labour movement and the indigenous Zapatista movement have been able to engage in a politics of accompaniment, a politics based on mutual respect and support without sacrificing autonomy or difference. I examine how this intersection emerged, the grounds that make it possible, and the significance of such an intersection for the Zapatistas and independent labour. This analysis is also an attempt to explore political relationships and possibilities that transgress traditionally understood boundaries and to begin to imagine new relationships and ways of envisioning and practicing politics.
- ItemAn Echo That Reechoes: Transnational Activism and the Resonance of Zapatismo.(2005) Khasnabish, Alex
- ItemAn Echo That Reechoes: Transnational Activism and the Resonance of Zapatismo(2006) Khasnabish, AlexIn this paper I examine the resonance of Zapatismo amongst political activists in Canada and the United States. Specifically, I look at how and why activists in Canada and the US have been galvanized by the Zapatista struggle and how it shapes their own political practices and struggles within contexts far removed from Chiapas, Mexico. Rather than signaling the birth of a new internationalism, I argue that the intersection of Zapatismo with diverse communities of North American activists has yielded unanticipated and even powerful results, many of which are predicated on a new kind of political imagination. Often explicitly, these political projects aim at articulating various forms of “autonomy” and interconnectedness in relation to the new neoliberal world order by melding novel political, aesthetic, and cultural approaches to activism, a melding which speaks to the deep and complex impact of Zapatismo upon the search for new political spaces and practices.
- ItemA Portrait of Co-operatives and Credit Unions in Atlantic Canada: Preliminary Analysis(2008-09) Thériault, Luc; Skibbens, Ron; Brown, LeslieThis report is an important step in ensuring that results of the survey will be available to a variety of stakeholders. This project has made it possible for us to sketch a clearer portrait of a vital part of the regional social economy that needs to be better understood. / Le sondage visait divers objectifs, à savoir : établir un profil plus précis du secteur, documenter les contributions des coopératives et des caisses d’épargne et de crédit à l’économie régionale, orienter la politique publique sur le développement économique et communautaire de la région et fournir un point de référence pour la comparaison future du secteur coopératif avec le secteur des organismes sans but lucratif et bénévoles à l’échelle régionale et peut-être même nationale. Nous pouvons dire que, grâce au présent rapport, ces objectifs sont désormais atteints.
- ItemMobilization around Food Security within the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships: A National Scan(2008-09-30) Brown, Leslie; Williams, Patty; Carlsson, Liesel; Reimer, Debra; Millar, Noreen; Kay, Aleiz; McKitrick, AnnieCommunity food security (CFS) is both a social movement and a goal; a collection of individuals and organizations working towards CFS, which has been described as a situation that "exists when all community residents obtain a safe, personally acceptable, nutritious diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes healthy choices, community self-reliance and equal access for everyone." The CFS movement strives for health, sustainability, democracy and justice in our food system.