chapter  7
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Bringing in micro-encounters

There is a parable about a man who looks for his lost keys under the streetlights instead of where he lost them, because it is easier to look where the light is better.1

In scholarly work too, we often search in familiar areas for what meets the eye. Thus, when it comes to resistance to globalization, one may focus on large demonstrations in major cities or public gatherings, such as the WSF, where tens of thousands of representatives of social movements from several countries have assembled, and its regional subforums.