Tag Archives: social movements

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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Grassroots Innovation Movements

Innovation is increasingly invoked by policy elites and business leaders as vital for tackling global challenges like sustainable development. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that networks of community groups, activists, and researchers have been innovating grassroots solutions for social … Continue reading

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Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities

In Pirate Philosophy, Gary Hall considers whether the fight against the neoliberal corporatization of higher education in fact requires scholars to transform their own lives and labor. Is there a way for philosophers and theorists to act not just for … Continue reading

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The Time of the Tribes: The Decline of Individualism in Mass Society

In this provocative book, Michel Maffesoli explores the persistence and the centrality of an affective, solidary space of sociality that emerges from the small-group contexts of everyday life …  with fruitful questions for those studying civil society, community or “new … Continue reading

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Collective intelligence Framework in Networked Social Movements

This report offers a framework with a set of concepts, hypotheses, and methods that help with understanding collective action and intelligence in emergent network social movements. In connection to the rise of network-movements and as a reflection of the exhaustion … Continue reading

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