News & Events

Repression Against Activist Scholars in Hong Kong!

The Umbrella Movement (or Occupy Central) is a democracy movement fighting for universal suffrage in the election of the chief executive (head of the government) in Hong Kong.  China had promised giving Hong Kong democracy before the handover of Hong Kong from United Kingdom to China in 1997.  In Aug. 31, 2014, however, China made
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openMovements: What is it?

The openMovements platform is aimed at the general public by providing critical and empirically based articles on social movements and new expressions of social and cultural transformations. It covers not only events and phenomena that that strike mainstream media headlines but also those that discreetly transform daily life and/or politics at the local and global scales.
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New Initiative Against Repression of Academics

During the ISA Forum in Vienna, members of RC 47 decided to take on a more active role against different forms of repression posed on academics. This decision is a timely response to recent repressive developments within authoritarian regimes of the global South as well as the so called democracies of the global North. Today,
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News & Events

Repression Against Activist Scholars in Hong Kong!

The Umbrella Movement (or Occupy Central) is a democracy movement fighting for universal suffrage in the election of the chief executive (head of the government) in Hong Kong.  China had promised giving Hong Kong democracy before the handover of Hong Kong from United Kingdom to China in 1997.  In Aug. 31, 2014, however, China made
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Call for Session Proposals for ISA World Congress 2018

Dear members of ISA47, The deadline for panel proposals at the next world congress of sociology is nearing. Please register your session proposals directly on the ISA website before March 15th (!!). https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2018/rc/cfs.cgi  (Then choose RC47). Proposals should be thematic open call for abstracts (and not closed sessions with invited scholars). These panel proposals will
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Books

Protest Nation (Cover) Repression Against the Student Movement in South Africa

Students across South Africa are engaged in an ongoing struggle for free education. The #feesmustfall campaign, which began in October 2015, has turned violent. Buildings and vehicles at several universities have been burned since a new wave of protests kicked off in the middle of September 2016. University management has responded by securitizing campuses, seeking
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Mouvement Sociaux Mouvements sociaux. Quand le sujet devient acteur

« Mouvements sociaux. Quand le sujet devient acteur » Geoffrey Pleyers & Brieg Capitaine dir. Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, juin 2016 Les mouvements sociaux ont profondément marqué la première partie des années 2010, marquée à la fois par la multiplication des « mouvements des places » (Indignés, Occupy, Gezi Park ou Nuit Debout) et la
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