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New book by NIAS senior researcher Cecilia Milwertz
December 12, 2017 - 06:29
Wang Fengxian and Mi Xiaolin (Cecilia Milwertz) (2014)
Minjian yiyuan hurong zhi shu – xin siwei zhong de minjian zuzhi lilun yu fangfa.
A Tree of Intra-active Intentions – Theories and Methods of Popular Organizing in New Frameworks of Thought.
China Social Sciences Press, Beijing.
Drawing on physicist Karen Barad’s theory of agential realism the authors analyze a case of the emergence and functioning of a popular (non-governmental) organization in the People’s Republic of China. Using the tree as a metaphor for the inseparability of the involved actors, they develop a theoretical framework for understanding organizing from below as a process of intra-action between activists, domestic party-state and international development aid entities.