What are the consequences of applying an ecological framework to the understanding of social movement groups? Where does ecological thinking take analyses of collective struggle?
Rebecca Tarlau reviews Jonathan Smucker’s Hegemony How-To, and argues that in addition to building stronger working-class, anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-imperialist movements in the United States, the political alignment we build should be international, connecting with the many other working-class groups that are fighting against the same oppressive political and economic system.
The Sunflower Movement and the Taiwanese National Identity: Building an Anti-Sinoist Civic Nationalism
Anti-Sinoism in Taiwan has penetrated the state, crystallizing into an ethnic conflict that has escalated to include induced immigration, and pressured emigration. Contemporary constructions of what it means to be Taiwanese both echo anti-Sinoist themes from historical social movements, and ultimately infuse civic nationalism with anti-Sinoism.
Watch Kim Voss’ lecture, “What Future for the American Labor Movement?”, part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”
De “desechables” a superhéroes ambientales
De “descartáveis” a “super-heróis ambientais”
From disposable people to environmental superheroes: Using political art to increase the visibility of some of the world’s most undervalued workers
One of W.E.B. Du Bois’ most powerful ideas was also most discomforting to the establishment: A belief in rigorous scholarship that was also engaged in the project of political transformation. It’s a legacy we ought to reclaim.
If #BlackLivesMatter matters, it will partly be due to its disruptive tactics.
Radical “social movement unionism” has become a trendy concept among graduate student unions. But the goals of union activists must be evaluated not just in terms of desirability or rhetorical militancy, but also in light of the concrete outcomes of their work.
In the digital era of so-called Facebook revolutions or hashtag activism, many claim that participation in social movements is individualized and personalized, but building and sustaining a political movement, even an online movement, still requires organization.