Critical Mass, the CBSM section newsletter, invites submissions for our Spring 2021 issue. We welcome short essays related to social movements, with a particular interest in essays that address social class and/or the social psychological aspects of activism. Please keep these pieces under 750 words.Read More
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.Read More
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 email@example.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)Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
Collective Behavior and Social Movements Refereed Roundtables
E. Colin Ruggero, Community College of Philadelphia; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.comRead More
The goal of this conference is to facilitate dialogue and debate among scholars and students who are working at the intersection of political economy and social movement studies.
Keynote speaker: Vivek Chibber (New York University), “Movements and the Many Lives of Capitalism”Read More
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
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.Read More