From the book jacket:
Identity, Place, Knowledge looks closely at the knowledge that arises from activist practice and its significance for enacting new, democratic politics. The result is an innovative approach to the study of social movements that combines "activist ethnography" with wide-ranging theoretical discussions in political economy, cultural studies, critical pedagogy and urban theory. This allows us to see how a local social movement interfaces with the global conjuncture of the anti-globalization movements, 9/11 and the resurgence of Empire.
Janet Conway teaches at Ryerson University in the Department of Politics and the School of Public Administration. She was the Program Director with the Social Planning Council of Metro Toronto, a social justice worker with the Church of the Holy Trinity and was involved in the founding and development of the Metro Network for Social Justice.