DATE: 8 December 2014, 10 AM-12 PM Seminar Room 3 – Badia Fiesolana.
Political Violence and Civil War Dynamics Working Group. "The Puzzle of Anonymous Political Violence".
Anonymity is a form of political violence that has received little attention and no systematic analysis among scholars of political violence until now. In this paper Dr. Valeria Pizzini Gambetta focuses on clandestine political violence identified by the paradigm of “propaganda by the deeds”according to which by signalling their identity, perpetrators advocate a cause and signal commitment to a number of audiences.
DATE: 9 December 2014, 5-7 PM. Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana
Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. ""Yet another Gramscian Moment? Gramsci and the Crises of the 1920s, the 1980s and Now"
Professor Richard Bellamy, director of the Max Weber Programme, will describe his academic writings published in the mid-eighties/early ninieties on Gramsci's political thought. In these papers, Bellamy criticizes the two dominant perspectives on Gramsci at the time, proposing a different interpretation based, among other things, on a comparison with Croce.
DATE: 10 December 2014, 1:30 - 3 PM. Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana
GRaSe Working Group. "Working-Class Racialization in the Making ? A Gendered Study on Domestic Workers in Mid 19th Century Provincial France".
By comparing two cases of domestic thefts prosecuted in the region of Saint-Etienne, France, in 1869, Margot Béal (EUI- History and Civilization) open the discussion to the issue of the formation of racialized and gendered identities in the paid domestic workforce.
17 December 2014, 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Seminar Room (Ground Floor), Villa Pagliaiuola. Via delle Palazzine 17-19
Cosmos Talks. "Where did the revolution go? Social movements in democracy consolidation".
The Cosmos project Mobilizing for Democracy includes a comparative research, presented here by Donatella della Porta and Tiago Fernandes, which aims at understanding the consequences of previous participation of civil society organizations in transition on the successive stages of consolidation. After the talk, the organizers will provide some food and drinks in order to wish to everyone happy holidays.
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