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Call for abstracts: XIX ISA World Congress

The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology (Toronto, July 15-21, 2018) will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice. In this context, the Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) participates with 21 panels
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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

Call for abstracts: XIX ISA World Congress

The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology (Toronto, July 15-21, 2018) will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice. In this context, the Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) participates with 21 panels
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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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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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