'This book does much more than recover precious negated histories of solidarities built in the course of struggles against oppression. Solidarity is a timely, significant contribution to the theorizing of subaltern cosmopolitanisms that, without negating different histories and positioning, find common ground in strivings for equality, redistribution, and justice.'
Nina Glick Schiller, director of the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures and professor of social anthropology, University of Manchester
'This book is alive with ideas, politics and possibilities. It traces solidarities to oppression and grievance, but also to curiosity, imagination and sociability, and in all this it finds and communicates inspiration and hope.'
Richard Phillips, professor of human geography, University of Sheffield
'Dave Featherstone evokes the restless energy of international solidarity actions as they repeatedly emerge in unexpected spaces, and are constantly reinvented in struggles against oppression. With impressive historical range, he shows us this has been going on for much longer than is often thought.'
Jeremy Anderson, head of strategic research, International Transport Workers' Federation
'Breaks new ground through Featherstone's critical, rigorous and highly engaging exploration of the forging of solidarity between disparate actors struggling to transform their lifeworlds. Through powerful and productive case studies, Featherstone illuminates solidarity as an ongoing - and potentially transformative - political relationship rather than merely a thing to be achieved. Well-written, knowledgeable, and provocative, this original work is a vital contribution to contemporary attempts not only to map and describe the fabric of social justice struggle but to explore what it means and why it matters.'
Alex Khasnabish, assistant professor, Mount Saint Vincent University