Cultural Anthropology Hot Spot on Occupy Wall Street

Just published online, the open-access Hot Spot of Cultural Anthropology co-edited by Jeffrey S. Juris and Maple Razsa. With about 22 short essays from scholars based in different cities, and countries, the Hot Spot provides a rather comprehensive look on Occupy Wall Street protests. I contributed with some first-hand observations on Occupy Pittsburgh, focusing on the […]

Open Access Articles on Occupy Wall Street – American Ethnologist

American Ethnologist’s (AE) May 2012 issue (Volume 39, Issue 2) features three open-access articles on the Occupy movements (by Jeffrey Juris, Maple Razsa/Andrej Kurnik, and David Nugent). See Juris on social media, public space, and Occupy; Razsa and Kurnik on Occupy and direct democracy in Žižek’s hometown, and Nugent’s commentary on both pieces. Click on […]

Just published: the new issue of Interface

Volume four, issue one (May 2012): The season of revolution: the Arab Spring and European mobilizations is now out, free and open-access as always Issue editors: Magid Shihade, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox Volume four, issue one of Interface, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now […]

Live stream of the Cosmos inaugural speech

For those who are not going to be in Florence on April 30th. The inaugural speech of the Consortium on Social Movement Studies by Prof. Sydney Tarrow will be broadcasted live through a public channel on ustream from 3 pm to 5 pm CEST. So from 9 am to 11 am EDT. You find more […]

Inaugural Speech of the Consortium on Social Movement Studies

The Consortium on Social Movement Studies, COSMOS, will be inaugurated with a speech by Sidney Tarrow. The inaugural speech will be about “Occupying America: Lessons for Social Movement Theory”. The event is open to the public and, of course, free. Where? At the European University Institute, in Florence (IT). When? On April 30th, from 3 […]

Workshop on Arab Spring(s) / Occupy Wall Street / Indignados

A very promising workshop that I will attend in about a week. Understanding the New Wave of Social Cooperation: A Triangulation of the Arab Revolutions, European Mobilizations and the American Occupy Movement @ the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University- Cambridge, MA (Boston). You can read more info about the workshop participants, the […]

Call for Papers – ComCom Section at IAMCR

The IAMCR Community Communication Section invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the IAMCR 2012 conference to be held from July 15-19, 2012 at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2012. The conference will be held […]

Call for Papers – Visual Analysis of Social Movements

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 35 Special Section: Visual Analysis of Social Movements Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC), a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing/JAI Press, encourages submissions for Volume 35 of the series. This volume will have both thematic and open-submission sections and will be guest edited […]