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.

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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)

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

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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

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Fall 2013 Edition of Critical Mass

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here is the fall edition of Critical Mass.  Thanks very much to Editors Michelle Smirnova and Melissa Wooten for their skill and hard work in crafting this issue!  If you would like to submit an item for the spring newsletter, please email them at  cbsmnews@gmail.com.

(And the mid-November chair announcements are soon to come; if have some item of interest for the section, please send it along.)

All the best,

Edwin

Mid-October Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the middle of October.  First a reminder about Critical Mass: Please send your news about recent publications, awards, conferences, fellowship opportunities, calls for papers, and other announcements that you would like to be included in the next issue. Also welcome are suggestions for themes to be discussed in future issues as well as submissions of short essays on topics relevant to the section. If you are interested in submitting an essay, please email Michelle Smirnova and Melissa Wooten at cbsmnews@gmail.com.   The deadline for submissions for the next issue is November 1.   Also, please check out the new CBSM Web site http://cbsm-asa.org/), if you have not already.

1. Mobilizing Ideas, new dialogue, Grace Yukich et al.
2. Job Opportunity, University of California, Merced, Paul Almeida.
3. Job Opportunity—University of Oklahoma, Ann-Marie Szymanski.
4. Job Opportunities, University of Texas–Javier Aureyo.
5. Job Opportunity—University of Arizona, Jennifer Earl.
6.  Call For Papers: Gender Matters Conference, Daniel K. Cortese.
7. CFP: EGOS colloquium subtheme: Movements, Markets, and Fields, Brayden King.
8. CPF: Western Social Science Association, Michele Companion.
9.  New Book—Soma Chaudhuri, Witches, Tea Plantations, and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India.
10. New Book—Randy Shaw, The Activist’s Handbook.

All the best,
Edwin

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End of September announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the end of the month.  It is my great pleasure to say that the new-and-improved CBSM Web site is now up and running. (http://cbsm-asa.org/)  It is your one-stop shopping for CBSM news, with helpful links, archives of Critical Mass, and chair announcements.  Please check it out.  I want thank Webmaster Alex Hanna for his excellent work!  Thanks, too, to the Publication Committee (Neal Caren, Marc Dixon, and Grace Yukich) and the Editors of Critical Mass (Michelle Smirnova and Melissa Wooten)!

As for Critical Mass, please send your news about recent publications, awards, conferences, fellowship opportunities, calls for papers, and other announcements that you would like to be included in the next issue. Also welcome are suggestions for themes to be discussed in future issues as well as submissions of short essays on topics relevant to the section.  Here are some suggestions for essays on current issues, from the Editors: political events in Syria, potential protests of Russian Olympics, reactions to the threat of a U.S. government shutdown, or the unionization of adjunct faculty (seehttp://chronicle.com/article/Tufts-U-Adjuncts-Vote-to/141937/).  Other ideas for essays, are of course also welcome.   If you are interested in submitting an essay, please email Michelle Smirnova and Melissa Wooten at cbsmnews@gmail.com.   The deadline for submissions for the next issue is November 1.

Also, please note that the submission deadline for abstracts for the ISA meeting is September 30 (tomorrow).  There are many CBSM-related sessions, so please get to it.

Speaking of tight deadlines, please send me your updates and announcements in way that will maximize the benefits to our membership.  These updates go out twice a month, somewhere around the beginning or end of the month and in the middle of the month.

1.  Job at Barnard College—Debra Minkoff.

2. Session on Environmental Social Movements in the 21st Century at the ISA World Congress–Dana Fisher.

3.  Job at the University of Georgia—Dawn T. Robinson.

4.  CFP for Use of Internet, Activism, and Social Movements Datasets—Jennifer Earl.

 

All the best,

Edwin

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