Call for Papers: "Social Movements and Protest: Future Challenges for Research and Practice," University of Brighton, October 10-11, 2016
The University of Brighton’s Social Movement Network is hosting a conference on "Social Movements and Protest: Future Challenges for Research and Practice" from 10-11 October 2016 in Brighton, UK.
The event is being held in collaboration with the Council for European Studies Social Movements Network. The aim of the event is to bring together researchers and activists working on social movements and protests from around the world.
Conference papers will be broadly concerned with social mobilisations in a range of contexts, including local, national and transnational, which agitate for social change and justice. Papers can focus on issues related to social movements, such as rights, inequality, space, identity, policy, citizenship, culture, activism, technology, law, resistance, emotions, behaviour, and aesthetics.
As an inter-disciplinary conference we are keen to represent a range of subject specialisms and diverse theoretical positions and methodological approaches. The conference aims to develop analytical and empirical insights regarding protest, power and agency in ways that are informed by grassroots activism and social movements. We want to forge links with academics working in different institutional and research contexts. We are keen to bring together established and emerging scholars along with grassroots activists in a constructive and friendly environment.