Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

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ISBN-13: 9781138025462
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cristina Flesher Fominaya has a PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley and works at the University of Aberdeen. She is a founding co-editor of the journal Interface.

Laurence Cox co-directs the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He co-edits the social movements journal Interface.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox Part I: European Theory / European Movements 1. European Social Movements and Social Theory: A Richer Narrative? By Laurence Cox and Cristina Flesher Fominaya Part II: European Precursors To The Global Justice Movement 2. The Italian Anomaly: Place and History in the Global Justice Movement by Michal Osterweil 3. The Emergence and Development of the No Global Movement in France: A Genealogical Approach by Isabelle Sommier And Olivier Fillieule 4. The Continuity of Transnational Protest: The Anti-Nuclear Movement as a Precursor of the Global Justice Movement by Emmanuel Rivat 5. Where Global Meets Local: Italian Social Centres and the Alterglobalisation Movement by Andrea Membretti and Pierpaolo Mudu 6. Constructing a New Collective Identity for the Alterglobalisation Movement: The French Confédération Paysanne (CP) as Anti-Capitalist 'Peasant' Movement by Edouard Morena 7. Movement Culture Continuity: The British Anti-Roads Movement as Precursor to the Global Justice Movement by Cristina Flesher Fominaya Part III: Culture and Identity in the Construction of the European "Movement of Movements" 8. Europe as Contagious Space: Cross-Border Diffusion through Euromayday and Climate Justice Movements by Christian Scholl 9. The Shifting Meaning of ‘Autonomy’ in the East European Diffusion of the Alterglobalisation Movement: Hungarian and Romanian Experiences by Agnes Gagyi 10. Collective Identity across Borders: Bridging Local and Transnational Memories in the Italian and German Global Justice Movements by Priska Daphi 11. At Home in the Movement: Constructing an Oppositional Identity through Activist Travel across European Squats by Linus Owens, Ask Katseff, Baptiste Colin and Elisabeth Lorenzi Part IV: Understanding the New ‘European Spring’: Anti-Austerity, 15-M, Occupy 12. The Roots of the Saucepan Revolution in Iceland by Árni Daníel Júlíusson and Magnús Sveinn Helgason 13. Collective Learning Processes within Social Movements: Some Insights into the Spanish 15M/Indignados Movement by Eduardo Romanos 14. Think Globally, Act Locally? Symbolic Memory and Global Repertoires in the Tunisian Uprising and the Greek Anti-Austerity Mobilisations by Vittorio Sergi and Markos Vogiatzoglou 15. Fighting for a Voice: The Spanish 15-M / Indignados Movement by Kerman Calvo. Conclusion – Anti-Austerity Protests In European and Global Context: Future Agendas for Research by Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox

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