One of the key tensions of resistance to neo-liberal globalization is that exclusionary chauvinistic forms of opposition have coexistied with resistances which have shaped solidarities between different struggles. The ‘usable past’ developed through this book then has two key aims. Firstly, it asserts the significance and continuities of the ways in which forms of subaltern political activity have contested globalizing practices in both past and present. … Secondly, I assert the significant of past struggles that constituted plural, cosmopolitan identities and solidarities. This engagement is shaped by attempts to construct open, plural forms of resistance to neo-liberal globalization in opposition to those which mobilize closed, particularist and exclusionary forms of identity.
— Featherstone, D. (2008). Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks (1st ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 9.