Title

Challenging market and religious fundamentalisms: The emergence of "ethics, cosmovisions, and spiritualities" in the world social forum

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-16-2009

Abstract

This extraordinary initiative in the World Social Forum resists the abstract reductionism of both market and religious fundamentalisms, concretizing the spiritual dimension in human life as a global ethic of plural and ecumenical solidarity (social hope). It represents an embedding of a new religious subjectivity in social change movements, in opposition to the self-interest and individualism of neo-liberal subjectivity that identifi es development with the spread of a market culture, and a "self-fashioning" subjectivity in contradistinction to an ethic of "global citizenship.".

Publication Name

Contesting Development: Critical Struggles for Social Change

First Page

215

Last Page

229

DOI

10.4324/9780203860922

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