DATE: 21 January 2015, 1:30 -3:30 PM. Seminar Room (ground floor),Villa Pagliaiuola
Cosmos Talks. Media Practices, Mediation processes, and Mediatization in the Study of Social Movements
Alice Mattoni will present some key concepts that she developed in her research on media and social movements, and in particular in a recent paper published on Communication Theory with Emiliano Trerè.This article explores the use of three concepts of media studies – media practices, mediation, and mediatization – in order to build a conceptual framework to study social movements and the media.
DATE: 28 January 2015, 5-7 PM. Theatre, Badia Fiesolana
Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. "From the ‘Operaio Sociale’ to the Multitude: A Marxist Approach to Social Movements Theory?"
Professor Antonio Negri, will elaborate on the way in which he has conceptualised the notions of labor, social struggle, and class movement within contemporary society in the light of his Marxist framework. To this regard, he will discuss some of his most compelling and debated concepts such as mass worker, social worker (“operaio sociale”), multitude, exodus, common/commonwealth.
SEE PREVIOUS EVENTS
Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis
Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni
Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? This book discusses the recent wave of global mobilisations from an unusual angle, explaining what aspects of protests spread from one country to another, how this happened, and why diffusion occurred in certain contexts but not in others.
Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research
Donatella della Porta
Mobilizing for Democracy. Comparing 1989 and 2011
Donatella della Porta
While the pictures used to illustrate the most recent wave of protests for democracy in North Africa represent mass protest, research on social movements and democratization have rarely interacted. This volume aims to fill this gap by looking at episodes of democratization through the lens of social movement studies.
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