Peter Evan’s piece has been my favorite, by far. The idea of using social movements as a counter narrative to the power dynamics established by neoliberal globalization. Evan challenges the conditions of society in its current state by posing the simple, yet dynamic question: “What would the world look like if the current narrative wasn’t the dominant narrative?”
Evan suggesting the utilization of elements of the current system to equip the system meant for its demise has a type of poetic brilliance to it. The importance of exemplifying the nuance between a movement and a mobile movement, as well as the possession of some “social leverage” of sorts is also critical in nuancing between discourse and world wide change.
In connection to the current Black Lives Matters movement, Evan’s works presents more questions than answers. What social leverage does the movement posses? What parts are mobile, and on what scale? And finally, if social movements have the power to change the narrative of globalization, which narrative which movement would take the place of dominant narrative?