The Corporatization of Activism: Resistance Under Neoliberal Globalization

  • Alessandro BonannoEmail author


Chapter 8 reviews the issue of resistance to neoliberalism by stressing its importance in the context of the creation of alternatives to the current status quo. The chapter further illustrates the corporate colonization of contemporary resistance for activist organizations associate with corporations and/or act like corporations. The concomitant commodification of activism indicates the tendency to frame actions of resistance in market terms. The chapter concludes by stressing that the corporate colonization of resistance and the commodification of activism coexist with high levels of labor exploitation.


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  1. 1.Department of SociologySam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleUSA

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