Symposium: Corporate Power and Local Democracy

Just out from the Journal of World-Systems Research is a symposium on corporate power and local democracy that deals centrally with the role of community-based movements in confronting global capitalism. The six essays featured in the symposium consider specific community conflicts with corporations over water and petro-carbon as part of larger translocal struggles, and address up broader strategies for asserting democratic control over economic life. This symposium was edited by Ben Manski and includes contributions from Jackie Smith, Theo Lequesne, Richard Flacks, Caitlin Schroering, Thomas Hanna, Barry Feldman and Mason Herson-Hurd.

See JW-SR 25:1 at: https://jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr/issue/view/74

Revisiting the Riot: A Theory in Action Special Issue to mark the 10th Anniversary of AK Thompson’s Black Bloc, White Riot

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

see: http://transformativestudies.org/publications/theory-in-action-the-journal-of-tsi/call-for-papers/

About the Special Issue:

Published a decade after the 1999 “Battle of Seattle,” AK Thompson’s Black Bloc, White Riot explored the connection between political subjectivity and violence. By engaging with the movement’s internal contradictions and conflicts, taking up its classed, gendered, and racialized dynamics as points for exploring the role of violence in politics, it remains a challenging intervention into the movement’s voluminous ‘post-mortem’ literature. 

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New Book: The Palgrave Handbook of Social Movements, Revolution, and Social Transformation

See: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319923536

Just published Palgrave, edited by Berch Berberoglu, this handbook addresses some of the key issues related to the nature and dynamics of social movements and revolutions as the basis for the transformation of society. It provides the latest research and analysis on a variety of social movements on a global scale, with focus on major social movements and revolutions of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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Call for Papers: Seattle+20, Movements at the Millennium

Special Issue of the journal, Socialism and Democracy

Summary. Twenty years after the so-called “Battle in Seattle” and the millennial turn, we seek papers that help explain the 1990s-2010s period of struggle in the United States. In particular we are interested in accounts and analyses of the popular movements of this period and the different frameworks informing these mobilizations. Socialism and Democracy is a peer reviewed academic and practice-based journal that brings together the worlds of scholarship and activism, theory and practice, to examine in depth the core issues and popular movements of our time. Abstracts for this issue are due March 15th and full manuscripts are due May 1st of 2019; please see “How to Submit,” below, for details.

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Fall 2018 issue of Critical Mass Now Online!

The Fall 2018 issue of CriticalMass is now online! Contents include:

Message from the Chair
Fandom as a Method of Social Movement Recruitment
Abortion Online: How Non-Partisan Media Still Builds a Polarized Internet
Trolls in #ShoutYourAbortion
Women March Across the Globe
Section Notes: The Impact of the Mentoring Program
Section Notes: Mentoring Committee Update
ASA 2018: Non-State Opposition to and Suppression of Social Movements
ASA 2018: Revisiting Threats and Grievances in the Trump Era
ASA 2018: Methodological Advances in Social Movements
Recent Publications
CBSM Awards 2018
Calls for Papers & Other Opportunities

43-2 Critical Mass Bulletin – Fall 2018

43-2 References – Fall 2018

Critical Mass: Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 issue of Critical Mass is now available online:

42-2 Critical Mass Bulletin – Fall 2017

In This Issue
Message from the Chair
In Memoriam: Greg Maney
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Factionalism in Animal Rights
Memory Activism: Reimagining the past for Future Activism in Israel
ASA 2017: Leadership, Strategy, and Organization in Social Movements
ASA 2017: Consequences of Social Movements
Recent Publications
CBSM Awards 2017
Calls for Papers & Other Opportunities