Category Archives: General

Application Deadline for Young Scholars Conference, January 10!

Event hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame March 31, 2017.

In conjunction with the presentation of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship in Social Movements, The Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame will be hosting the eighth annual “Young Scholars” Conference the day before the McCarthy Award events. The recipient of the McCarthy Award, David Meyer, will be in attendance and other senior scholars visiting Notre Dame for the award presentation will serve as discussants for the conference.

We would like to invite 12 advanced graduate students and early-career faculty to present a work solidly in-progress at the conference, enjoy an opportunity to discuss their work with some of the leading scholars in the field, and meet others in the new cohort of social movement scholars. Conference attendees will also be invited to the McCarthy Award Lecture and the award banquet on April 1, 2017. The Center will pay for meals, up to three nights lodging, and contribute up to $500 toward travel expenses for each of the conference attendees.

The Center will select invitees from all nominations received by January 10, 2017. Nominations will be accepted for ABD graduate students and those who have held their Ph.D.s less than two years. Nominations must be written by the nominee’s faculty dissertation advisor (or a suitable substitute intimately familiar with the nominee’s research, if the advisor is unavailable). Nominations should include:

A letter of nomination.
2. The CV of the nominee.
3. A one-page abstract of the work to be presented.

Nominations should be sent via email to Rory McVeigh, Director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements, rmcveigh@nd.edu.

2017 McCarthy Award Winner!

The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior is David Meyer of the University of California at Irvine. The award not only recognizes David’s extraordinary achievements in research, but also the role that he has played in mentoring successive generations of scholars.

David has authored or edited six books and published well over 100 articles, book reviews, and reports that have shaped our thinking about social movements and contentious politics for several decades.   Those who nominated him for the award also emphasized his tireless work as a conscientious mentor. Indeed, a group of his current and former students praised him for the attention he has given to their developing work while also characterizing him as a “constant cheerleader” who is “fully invested in supporting young scholars.”

This year’s award ceremony will be held on April 1, 2017 on the Notre Dame campus. David will be giving a public lecture prior to the award banquet. At the banquet, several of his friends, colleagues and former students will be on hand to offer reflections on his work and influence on the field.

In conjunction with the presentation of the McCarthy Award, the Center for the Study of Social Movements will also be hosting the eight annual Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference on March 31, 2017. Advanced graduate students and recently minted PhD’s will be invited to present their work and receive feedback from the McCarthy Award winner and a distinguished panel of senior scholars in the field. A call for nominations for the Young Scholars Conference will be issued in a separate announcement.

We hope that many of you will mark your calendars and plan to join us for these events. Please be on the lookout for more information in the coming days and weeks—including instructions on how to apply for the Young Scholars Conference. We will distribute the news on the CBSM listserv and also post the news on our Center’s website http://nd.edu/~cssm/

“We are seeing you”: protesting violent democracies in Kosova

By Michael D. Kennedy and Linda Gusia

On November 28, Albanian Independence Day in Albania and the ‘Day of the Albanian Flag’ in Kosova, Albin Kurti, the spiritual leader of the major opposition movement called Vetëvendosje, addressed the public on Mother Theresa Street in the centre of Prishtina. He declared that Kosovar citizens should continue to struggle against a controversial piece of legislation over Serbian municipal organization in the north of Kosova. He, and nearly 100 others of his supporters, were arrested by new special police forces; Kurti is slated to be imprisoned for 30 days.

On November 30, shortly before a session of the Parliamentary Assembly dedicated to ratifying this legislation, the embassies of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States declared that “demonstrations have passed peacefully and we would like to praise everyone, especially the Kosovo Police, involved.”

In other parts of the world, embassies do not normally evaluate the qualities of protest and police behaviour, but in Kosova, the “International Community” assumes a kind of tutelage over the political process. This was already evident in the realization of the international agreement, the object of protest, itself.

More at openDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/michael-d-kennedy-linda-gusia/we-are-seeing-you-protesting-violent-democracies-in-kosova

Mobilization 20(3)

Dear Colleagues: Below I list the contents of the Mobilization’s latest issue, with short descriptions of the articles and contact information of the authors. This is an excellent issue. For submission information and inquiries, please contact Neal.Caren@unc.edu

Continue reading

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 38

Edited by Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, USA

Housed at the Center for Applied Conflict Management at Kent State University, a long-standing characteristic of the esteemed Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change series is publishing new theoretical and empirical work that connects previously disparate sub-fields. This volume continues that tradition by opening with five papers that join social movements research with organizational theory, new institutionalism, strategic action fields, and nonviolent action.

One study does this by examining how the Fenian Brotherhood organized a transnational revolutionary movement for Ireland’s independence. Another paper analyzes the strategic relations between conservative, moderate and radical organizations in different movements, while a further study zeroes in on nonviolent action campaigns. One chapter examines how the North American SlutWalk campaign responded to the organizational field by strategically adapted their framing to make it more resonant transnationally.

Further chapters examine how LGBT organizational presence influences the passage of hate crime legislation, and how the women’s movement in Franco’s Spain persevered through repression and abeyance partly due to cultural practices.

If you are teaching a course in this area you can request a FREE inspection copy.

I hope you enjoy reading the volume and you can use this link to purchase a copy.

Please follow @EmeraldPolSci on Twitter for regular updates and offers.

Call for Nominations for the McCarthy Award

The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame invites nominations for the 2016 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior. The award honors scholars who have made “outstanding contributions to the scholarly literature concerned with social movements, protest, collective violence, riots, and other kinds of collective behavior over the course of her or his career. The recipient will be a person who has made major contributions not only through her or his own research, but also through teaching and mentoring other, more junior, scholars as they have developed their own research and scholarly identities.”

The award recipient will receive the award in the spring of 2016 in a ceremony held at the University of Notre Dame in conjunction with the Center’s seventh Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference. In addition to attending the award ceremony and banquet, the selected recipient will deliver the closing keynote lecture for the conference and have the opportunity to consult with faculty and graduate students about their ongoing research projects.

Previous Winners of the McCarthy Award:

2007 John McCarthy (Inaugural Award)
2008 Verta Taylor
2009 Mayer Zald
2010 Doug McAdam
2011 William Gamson
2012 Pamela Oliver
2013 David Snow
2014 Bert Klandermans
2015 Sidney Tarrow

Please send the names of nominees, along with a brief statement supporting the nomination, no later than October 15, 2015 to Rory McVeigh, McCarthy Award Committee Chair, rmcveigh@nd.edu (email nominations strongly preferred)

Photos from CBSM Reception

Honoring Hank Johnston,  Founder of Mobilization, for his commitment to the success of this journal.

Honoring Hank Johnston, Founder of Mobilization, for his commitment to the success of this journal.

Mobilization cake

Mobilization cake

Incoming Chair, Belinda Robnett, enjoying the company of CBSM section members at the 2015 CBSM ASA Reception

Incoming Chair, Belinda Robnett, enjoying the company of CBSM section members at the 2015 CBSM ASA Reception

CBSM and related sessions, ASA 2014

Click on the session number to pull up information in the ASA calendar.

Regular, thematic, and invited sessions

017 – Thematic Session. Politics of Wall Street
Sat, August 16, 8:30 to 10:10am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 8, Ballroom Level

056 – Thematic Session. 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Sat, August 16, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Plaza B, Lobby Level

078 – Regular Session. Social Movements, Framing and Culture.
Sat, August 16, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Sixth Floor, Van Ness, Sixth Floor

124 – Regular Session. States and Social Movements: Contesting Land, Food, and Resources
Sat, August 16, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Taylor, Sixth Floor

154 – Regular Session. Social Movements: Theoretical and Methodological Innovations.
Sat, August 16, 4:30 to 6:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Sixth Floor, Lombard, Sixth Floor

174 – Regional Spotlight Session. Social Justice Youth-Style: Bay Area Youth Activists’ Perspectives on Race, Education, and Coalition Politics
Sun, August 17, 8:30 to 10:10am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 1, Ballroom Level

196 – Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Invited Session. Protest Movements in Comparative Perspective
Sun, August 17, 8:30 to 10:10am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 4, Lobby Level

227 – Regular Session. Environmental Movements, Inaction, and Inertia
Sun, August 17, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Sixth Floor, Van Ness, Sixth Floor

232 – Regular Session. Labor/Labor Movements: Class Consciousness and Culture in Labor Mobilization
Sun, August 17, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, Level Three, Powell I, Level Three

238 – Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Invited Session. The Influence of Social Movements
Sun, August 17, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 4, Lobby Level

353 – Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Paper Session. Social Movements Across Institutions
Mon, August 18, 8:30 to 10:10am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 9, Ballroom Level

358 – Section on Labor and Labor Movements Paper Session. A Question of Scale: Where and How to Mobilize Worker Rights
Mon, August 18, 8:30 to 10:10am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 7, Ballroom Level

394 – Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Paper Session. Social Movements and Media
Mon, August 18, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 9, Ballroom Level

439 – Section on Labor and Labor Movements Paper Session. Organizing the Unorganizable: Labor Activism among Informal and Low-Wage Workers
Mon, August 18, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 7, Ballroom Level

440 – Section on Marxist Sociology Paper Session. From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy and Beyond: Marxist Perspectives
Mon, August 18, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, Level Four, Hearst, Level Four

443 – Section on Political Sociology Paper Session. Democratic Challenges in Emerging Global Protest: Reconfiguring Publics and Institutions in a Neoliberal Era
Mon, August 18, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level

529 – Regular Session. Social Movement Consequences
Tue, August 19, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 6, Lobby Level

561 – Regular Session. Social Movements, Emotions and Motivation
Tue, August 19, 12:30 to 2:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 6, Lobby Level

575 – Thematic Session. Global Inequalities: National, International, and Social Movement Perspectives
Tue, August 19, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Plaza A, Lobby Level

583 – Regular Session. New Evidence on Identity, Activism, and Protest
Tue, August 19, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Fourth Floor, Union Square 5-6, Fourth Floor

Author Meets Critics

319 – Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Invited Session. Author Meets Critics: Tilly Award Winners
Sun, August 17, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 8, Lobby Level

493 – Author Meets Critics Session. Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States (Indiana University Press, 2012) by Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson
Tue, August 19, 8:30 to 10:10am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Continental Parlor 2, Ballroom Level

Roundtables

277 – Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Roundtable Session.
Sun, August 17, 12:30 to 1:30pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Imperial A, Ballroom Level

Business Meeting

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Business Meeting
Sun, August 17, 1:30 to 2:10pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Ballroom Level, Imperial A, Ballroom Level

Reception: 7 PM, Serrano Hotel, second floor (above the Jasper’s bar, across the street from the Hilton)

Early January Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the New Year.   Also, please keep in mind the open submission sessions of the CBSM section as you put the final touches on your ASA submissions for the San Francisco meeting!

1. Mobilizing Ideas: Social Movement Failure Round 2—Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.

2. The Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance—Peter Dreier.

3. CFP, Manchester Social Movements Conference—Colin Barker.

4. Student Paper Competition—Society for the Study of Social Problems.

All the best,

Edwin

Continue reading

December Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the beginning of the month.

1.  New Mobilizing Ideas Dialogue—Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.

2.  CFP, Sociological Focus, Special Issue on Black Movements—Joyce M. Bell.

3.  New Edition of Revolutions by Jack A. Goldstone—Oxford University Press.

4.  Call for Nominations: The 2014 McCarthy Award—Rory McVeigh.

Also, please check out the new CBSM Web site http://cbsm-asa.org/, if you have not already.

All the best,

Edwin

Continue reading