Announcements: Social Movements Research Network

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.

We invite abstracts to be submitted by 28 May, 2016. Please send your abstract to Julie Green (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Abstracts should be 250 words (max.) and should include your name, institutional affiliation and contact details. Participants will be informed of their acceptance by mid June. We are keen for activists to attend and so we are open to innovative ways to present at the conference. Any questions regarding the
conference should be directed to the conference convenor, Aidan McGarry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We intend to publish a selection of the papers as an edited volume.

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