chapter  2
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Social Movements and Their Knowledges: Feminist and Freirean Perspectives on Knowledge from Below

Knowledge production is central to both the making and meaning of social movements. Ongoing processes of communication and interpretation among movement participants and with movement publics are essential to the ongoing, always incomplete, somewhat contradictory and always contingent processes of identity formation that constitute movements. Beyond consolidating movement identities, social movement knowledges are central to defining and waging wider social struggles and to the forging of any genuinely democratic future.