By Thomas Glave
THOMAS GLAVE HAS BEEN ADMIRED for his particular variety and exploration of taboo, politically unstable issues. The award-winning author's new assortment, one of the Bloodpeople, comprises the entire energy and bold of his past writing yet ventures even additional into the political, the private, and the secret.
each one ESSAY within the quantity REVEALS a passionate dedication to social justice and human fact. even if confronting Jamaica's major minister on antigay bigotry, considering the hazards and seductions of "outlawed" intercourse, exploring a global of octopuses and males appearing somersaults within the Caribbean Sea, or not easy repressive strategies hired on the collage of Cambridge, Glave expresses the observations of a world citizen with the voice of a poet
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Finally, youth ‘alter-activists’ also highly value diversity, whether it concerns culture, sexual orientations or each activist’s individual specificities. Diversity is performed in their demonstrations and carnivalesque parades, where the strength of the collective arises from the individuals’ differences and initiatives (see part 2). This valorization of diversity also constitutes a recurring argument evoked by alter-globalization activists to distinguish themselves from, and to oppose, communalism, fundamentalism or nationalism as well as neoliberalism: ‘In the face of market and quantitative homogenization of the world, in the face of false capitalist universalisms, we want to reaffirm the richness represented by cultural diversity and the unique contribution of each people, each culture, each individual’;11 ‘We are fighting against hegemonic thinking (pensée unique).
To say, “No, I want to struggle, I want to have an impact, I want to try to influence decisions, even in a small way” ’ (interview, 2000). Two paths of a movement Along with other actors, alter-globalization has contributed to a profound shift in dominant approaches to political economy and to the transition to a global society. In a context where policy makers, structured political participation and representative democracy have shown their limitations in the face of global challenges, how did this global but heterogeneous movement manage to become an actor in the global age and against neoliberal ideology?
This has been the central message of demonstrations around the world carried out under the banners of this movement, which has declared that ‘another world is possible’. This central meaning is the starting point of the unity among alter-globalization actors and events on all continents, though neither individuals nor organizations are identical. From this perspective, the unity of the movement is not in the least incompatible with a heterogeneity of its actors. A. Touraine (1978: 124) reminds that ‘we sometimes forget, in speaking about the workers’ movement, that it is embodied by unions, parties, cooperatives and mutual aid organizations’.
Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh by Thomas Glave