Cosmopolitans versus the locals: community-based protest
in the age of globalisation.
Irish Journal of Sociology, 16 (2).
Processes of deterritorialisation and cosmopolitanism are,
according to some authors, diminishing the influence of location on identity
formation in the age of globalisation. This paper disputes these claims by
arguing that 'locality', as a social construction, remains a key determinant of
identity, especially in relation to community-based protest. In doing so, it
draws on a case study of members of a Dublin community who are resisting
government plans to locate a municipal incinerator in close proximity
to their neighbourhood. An alternative view is offered which employs
Roudometof's (2005) concept of a continuum of 'degrees of attachment' and
suggests that transnational forces/discourses are 'critically filtered' by members
of the community in terms of the primacy of local concerns and meaning.
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