Monthly Archive julio 2014

“Old or New Cycles of Contention? Anarchist Strains in Contemporary Social Movements”, XVIIIº ISA World Congress of Sociology -Yokohama, 13-19 July

The session “Old or new cycles of contention? Anarchist strains in contemporary social movements” is aimed to present the recent anti-capitalist mobilizations from all over the world. The particular focus is on elements of anarchist critique and modes of organization that can be found in these mobilizations.
Answers to questions of how the movements and the activists frame their struggles, what kind of protest repertoire they choose and how they organize can help to determine whether we are facing a continuity of anarchist-inspired protests or a new cycle of contention. By focusing on the radical voices of grassroots groups opposing (neoliberal) capitalism a new perspective on the condition of the broader left can be presented, particularly interesting in the times of economic crisis.

Friday, July 18, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
Room: 411
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements (host committee)
Language: English

Session Organizer:
Grzegorz PIOTROWSKI, Södertörn University, Sweden

When People Fight By Themselves. Anarchist Practices and Values In Grassroots Groups
Tommaso GRAVANTE, COMPOLITICAS-Seville University, Spain 

Sources and Prospects of the Anarchist Method in the Arab Spring
Mohammed BAMYEH, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Struggling Against Capitalism: Informal Education, Insurrection and Everyday Life of Russian Anarchists (Oral Presentation)
Daria LITVINA, Center for Youth Studies, Russia

Solidarity (and alternative) Economy and Its Anarchist Grammar
Bruno FRERE, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (University of Liege), Belgium

Producing the Collective Subject: Anarchist Practices at the People’s High School in Buenos Aires
Meghan KRAUSCH, University of Minnesota, USA

“Theorizing Social Movements and Expressions of Contestation: Towards a Global Dialogue”, XVIIIº ISA World Congress of Sociology -Yokohama, 13-19 July

For a long time social movement theories were practically synonymous of North American and European social movement theories. Although there was never a completely uncritical reception of these theories in Latin America, Africa and Asia, in recent decades the theorization of social practices and experiences of contestation of these regions has moved towards a more original, consistent and less Eurocentric perspective. At the same time, frames of interpretation and theoretical frameworks begin to move toward an increasingly global dialogue. Somehow, this is not unique to the debate on social movements and accompanies a broader movement in the social sciences. This session aims to present theoretical proposals to interpret collective action, social and cultural contentious expressions and social movements, with emphasis on the Global South. However, unlike some contemporary interpretations, the goal is not discard “Northern” theories and experiences, but weaving a critical and global dialogue based on the consideration of the specificities of the local joints and societies; the diversity of political cultures and national/regional traditions of thoughts; the historical and spatial constructions of social conflict, and so on. Critical, reflexive and contextual theories are especially welcome.

Friday, July 18, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: 411
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements (host committee)
Language: English

Session Organizers:
Breno BRINGEL, Universidade Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Shujiro YAZAWA, Seijo University, Japan

Ryoko KOSUGI, Tohoku University, Japan

Toward the Post-Colonial World Connections: Relativizing the Eurocentric Social Movement Theories to Assemblage the Citizenship Beyond Nation-States
Keisuke MORI, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Late-Alain Touraine’s Theory of Modernity, New Subjects and Cultural Movements: Toward Theorizing Social Transformations in Contemporary Asia
Eiji HAMANISHI, Notre-Dame Seishin Univertisy, Japan

Contentious Politics and the Global South
Renata MOTTA, Free University Berlin, Germany

Subjective Struggles and Collective Movements
Antimo Luigi FARRO, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

Subjectivity and Social Change In Social Struggles In Mexico
Jorge REGALADO SANTILLÁN, Guadalajara University, Mexico; Tommaso GRAVANTE, COMPOLITICAS-Seville University, Spain

From ‘L’intervention Sociologique’ To ‘Pendampingan Sosiologis’ : A Reconstruction Of Social Movements Theory & Methodology Based On Indonesian Experience
Lucia Ratih KUSUMADEWI, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

From Protest Event to Protest Wave: A Theoretical Appraisal on the World-Historical Perspective
Chungse JUNG, Binghamton University, SUNY, USA

Social Justice, a Key Concept in the Social Movements of the Last Hundred Years in Iran
Saeid YARMOHAMMADI, Independent Scholar, Iran

Coloquio internacional “Epistemologías del Sur: Aprendizajes globales Sur-Sur, Sur-Norte y Norte-Sur”, 10-12 July, Coimbra

En el ámbito del proyecto ALICE: Espejos extraños, lecciones inesperadas, este coloquio desafía a sus participantes a considerar que la comprensión del mundo es mucho más amplia que la comprensión occidental del mundo y que, por tanto, las posibilidades de emancipación social pueden ser distintas de las que fueron legitimadas por el canon occidental.

El área “Other Economies” la investigadora Dra. Lucía del Moral presentará la  comunicación: “Alternative economic spaces and crises. Understanding the evolution of Timebanking in Europe (1994-2014)”.

Programa provisional