CFP: Social Movements and Covid-19: Dynamics, challenges and strategies

Social Movement Studies

Special Issue Editor(s): Priska Daphi, Bielefeld University, Germany; Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Loughborough University, UK;Gemma Edwards, University of Manchester, UK

Covid-19 is affecting many dimensions of social and political life. The pandemic and its political and social consequences present challenges to social movements in various ways. Lockdowns and restrictions have complicated many prominent forms of mobilization – such as street protests. While such challenges may lead to demobilization in some cases, in other cases they seem to be giving way to new forms of organization and mobilization as in the case of online protests. Furthermore, the physical distancing complicates prevalent forms of organization, framing and identity building in several ways.

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CFP: Critical Mass, Fall 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Critical Mass Newsletter is working on a Special Issue to be released later this fall. This issue will focus on scholars and activists of color in the area of collective action and social movements, and will include both essays and bios.

Essays (approx. 750 words) can be on a range of topics, including but not limited to race, labor, repression, and immigration.

Bios (approx. 750 words) can describe either activism or scholarship and can be about non-CBSM members. They can also be written about yourself! Please also send along announcements of recent publications, calls for papers, upcoming conferences, and funding opportunities pertinent to movements scholars of color. All submissions should be sent to cbsmnews@gmail.com by November 6th, 2020, with a clear subject line.

THE ABOVE IS AN UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL CALL FOR PAPERS, WHICH FOLLOWS (READ ON)

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CfP: Special Issue on the Black Lives Movement

Mobilization would like to produce a special issue on the Black Lives Movement. We are looking for papers that are about the 2014-2020 movement or that can put this protest wave into a broader context that includes prior organizing and protests. Papers can be empirical or theoretical and cover a wide range of topics related to the protest wave, BLM, allied or counter-movements generally. We are looking for qualitative or quantitative descriptive papers as well as papers that develop some theoretical angle on events. We invite submissions grounded in activist perspectives as well as those grounded in scholarly traditions. We are open to considering innovative approaches such as those that include visual, oral or digital components as supplements to printed materials.

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Solidarity’s Place in History: An Evaluation after 40 Years

A Call for Papers

Mobilization’s European office is assisting the sponsorship of a conference on Solidarity’s legacy at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, June 4-5, 2020. Solidarity’s nonviolent challenge to Soviet-style communism was mass-based, strategic, and enduring. It was the key link in the chain of events that ended Europe’s post-war division. We call for papers that analyze Solidarity’s historical, cultural, social, theoretical, and spiritual legacies. Accepted papers will be organized according to three themes: Solidarity’s place in the Cold War, its place in the social sciences, and its ideological heritage. Send abstracts and 100-word bio to the coordinator, Krzysztof.Brzechczyn@ipn.gov.pl by March 31.

Open call for Contributions to the Research Handbook on Law, Movements, and Social Change

Part of the Research Handbooks in Law & Society Series by Edward Elgar Publishing, edited by Austin Sarat and Rosemary Hunter

  • Editors:  Steve Boutcher (UMass Amherst), Corey Shdaimah (U of Maryland), and Michael Yarbrough (CUNY-John Jay)
  • Confirmed contributors: Lynette Chua, Ching-Fang Hsu, Salman Hussain, Filiz Kahramann, Tshepo Madlingozi, Michael McCann, Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Anne Revillard, Atef Said, Mihaela Serban, Rachel Seoighe, Danish Sheikh, Farrah Tek, Viviane Weitzner

In these unsettled times, the study of law and social movements provides an ideal lens for rethinking fundamental questions about the relationship between law and power. This Handbook takes up that challenge, using this historical moment as an opportunity to frame a new, more global and dynamic phase of law and social movement studies.

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Call for Submissions: CBSM at ASA 2020

Collective Behavior and Social Movements Refereed Roundtables

E. Colin Ruggero, Community College of Philadelphia; ecolinr@gmail.com

Current Scholarship on Activism, Contention, Social Movements

This session seeks scholarship on a broad range of scholarly questions regarding resistance, activism, contentious politics and social movements. Of particular interest are studies that cut across social movement cases to examine broad themes across social movement organizations and sectors.

Catherine Corrigall-Brown, University of British Columbia; corrigall.brown@ubc.ca

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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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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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