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    Cosmopolitans versus the locals: community-based protest in the age of globalisation


    Murray, Michael (2007) Cosmopolitans versus the locals: community-based protest in the age of globalisation. Irish Journal of Sociology, 16 (2). pp. 117-135. ISSN 0791-6035

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    Abstract

    Processes of deterritorialisation and cosmopolitanism are, according to some authors, diminishing the influence of location on identity formation in the age of globalisation. This paper disputes these claims by arguing that 'locality', as a social construction, remains a key determinant of identity, especially in relation to community-based protest. In doing so, it draws on a case study of members of a Dublin community who are resisting government plans to locate a municipal incinerator in close proximity to their neighbourhood. An alternative view is offered which employs Roudometof's (2005) concept of a continuum of 'degrees of attachment' and suggests that transnational forces/discourses are 'critically filtered' by members of the community in terms of the primacy of local concerns and meaning.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: DEMONSTRATIONS; LOCAL government; GLOBALIZATION; COMMUNITIES; COSMOPOLITANISM; SOCIAL constructionism; GROUP identity; DUBLIN (Ireland);
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 2486
    Depositing User: Dr. Michael Murray
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 11:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Sociology
    Publisher: A & A Farmar
    Refereed: Yes
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