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World Social Forum : Critical Explorations

Edited by Jai Sen and Peter Waterman
Format : Epub
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This book brings together some 35 essays from around the world – from authors young and old, women and men, black brown and white, and activists, scholars, and those in between – that enable us all to critically explore and understand this important phenomenon called the World Social Forum; and so to better know what kind of world we want to see and to build.

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जय सेन , अनीता आनन्द , आर्तुरो इस्कोबार , पीटर वाटरमैन
Publisher: प्रकाशन संस्थान
जय सेन , मयूरी सैनी
Publisher: प्रकाशन संस्थान

The Idea of OpenWord

OpenWord is a new publishing initiative towards promoting open expression, critical engagement, and a spirit, culture, and practice of critical openness. It is the publishing arm of CACIM (India Institute for Critical Action: Centre in Movement) and has grown out of the experiences of the members and associates of CACIM and their attempts to practise and promote criticality in socio-political and cultural action and movement. We do so on the understanding that critical thinking and critical engagement, and, through this, critical action contribute to broader and more effective transformational social power.

Call for Submission : 'My Queer Space'

OpenWord (Publisher), Varta (a non-profit agency focused on gender and sexuality education through publishing) and Queer Ink (Publisher) have partnered to publish an anthology that will boldly visit, highlight and examine how Indian urban realities have shaped and facilitated the queer movement. We will recall synergies that have emerged from the gender and sexuality communities that have changed urban spaces in tone and texture and tell individual stories of success and failure behind the larger story of the Indian queer movement in the cities and towns.

In the run-up to the fourth World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India, in January 2004, civil activists and students organised a major series of seminars at the University of Delhi to discuss the Forum and its politics. The ‘Open Space Seminar Series’, as it came to be called, picked up on the idea of the Forum as a relatively free and open space, where all kinds of ideas could meet and be discussed. This series of three books explores the new ideas generated by the discussions that took place in 2004 and has chapters based on the presentations made by academics and activists during the seminars, as well as the discussions arising from the presentations.