Resistance and Knowledge Production: Social Movements as Producers of Theory and Praxis

Palabras clave: Knowledge Production, Transnational Social Movements, Water, Alter-globalization, Capitalism


Drawing on fieldwork with Brazil’s Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB), the author argues that MAB’s struggle is not just around those affected by dam projects; rather it is a part of a larger “alter-globalization” project. The author posits that MAB is not simply a social movement actor but a producer of knowledge that articulates theory and praxis resisting the larger hegemonic imperialist system. In this paper the following questions are explored: What can academia learn from social movements? How do scholars produce research that does not reinforce power hierarchies? And how do we create collaborative research?


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Biografía del autor/a

Caitlin Schroering, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh (USA). She has a background in environmental and social justice organizing and her dissertation research examines transnational right-to-water movements.


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Cómo citar
Schroering, Caitlin. 2019. «Resistance and Knowledge Production: Social Movements As Producers of Theory and Praxis». Revista CS, n.º 29 (septiembre), 73-102.