Category Archives: Social movements

Resistência e Participação em tempos de pandemia

Observatório criado por movimentos feministas, antirracistas e de Direitos Humanos denunciará retrocessos, fará pressão política e fortalecerá redes de solidariedade. É um caminho para enfrentar ofensiava antidemocrática do governo. A participação social no desenho e na execução de leis e … Continue reading

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The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism

Imagine the civil rights movement without freedom songs and the politics of women’s movements without poetry. Or, more difficult yet, imagine an America unaffected by the cultural expressions and forms of the twentieth-century social movements that have shaped our nation. … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Link Between Structure and Collective Action. Capitalism, Politics, and the Theory of Social Movements

Social movement scholars have rarely paid attention to the transformations of capitalism as factors of social movement formation processes. This paper makes two different but complementary contributions. First, we provide a macro-social theory that connects the emergence of social movements … Continue reading

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Social Movements and Political Violence

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the ways in which political violence and social movements connect, as well as of the ways in which these connections are studied in academia. It delineates and expands on three … Continue reading

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Emancipatory Politics and Social Transformation

This chapter explores the idea that social transformation is actually a deeply healing process. Smith begins by building on past chapters, laying out a theory of the interactive nature of suffering. Drawing once again on a cross-disciplinary framework, Smith shows … Continue reading

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Social Movement Knowledge and Anthropology of Education

Although social movements are frequently background and occasionally foreground in the studies of anthropologists of education, the knowledge produced by movements have seldom been a focus of our work. In this Reflection on the Field, I argue that investigating the … Continue reading

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Music and Social Movements

In academic discussions, social movements and music have rarely been conceptualized together, while in actual practice the two have always been linked. Music has been important to social movements as an organizing tool: drawing individuals to participate in movement‐related activities, … Continue reading

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Emotions and Social Movements

The study of emotions in social movements and collective action has been a growing field for about two decades. It gained new momentum after 2011, with the global protest wave of the “Arab Spring” and Occupy Wall Street and the … Continue reading

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Municipalist syndicalism: organizing the new working class

By adopting a municipalist agenda, the labor movements of the new working class have the power to democratize not just the union, but also the city itself. A municipalist revolution is impossible without the support and cooperation of labor unions. … Continue reading

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Assembly

Author Michael Hardt and Author Antonio Negri Proposes how contemporary social movements can better harness power to effect lasting change. Challenges the assumption that social movements must return to traditional, centralized forms of political leadership. Provides a new analysis of … Continue reading

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