Sociology Index

Social Movements Activism

Social Movements Activism and Civil Society Organisations Activism are activism types that today’s youth is showing interest in and it is experiential and goal oriented for political participation. What can we learn when we engage in dialogue with social movement activists? The book Social Movements and Activism in the USA addresses this question for a group of progressive activists in Hartford. Within the twenty-first-century landscape of post-industrialism and neo-liberalism, the book argues for a dialogic and integrative approach to social movement activism. Examines the what, how, and why of social movement activism.

Stephen Valocchi is Professor of Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Valocchi uses in-depth interviews with people in Hartford, Connecticut, involved in a variety of social movements, activists in anti-globalization, feminist, LGBT, labor, and other social justice organizations. The experiences of female activists, and reasons for becoming involved in political action differ from men and these differences are important to understand. Gender and Society in the Classroom: Activism and Social Movements Organized by: Jennifer L. Bronson, Howard University, Department of Sociology.

Social Movement - Journals

Social Movement Studies is an international and inter-disciplinary journal providing a forum for academic debate and analysis of extra-parliamentary political, cultural and social movements throughout the world. The journal will be launched in 2002 and we are now actively looking for contributions. Social Movement Studies has a broad, inter-disciplinary approach designed to accommodate papers engaging with any theoretical school and which study the origins, development, organisation, values, context and impact of historical and contemporary social movements active in all parts of the world.

Mobilization is an international journal on social movements and collective behavior. Mobilization is a review of research about social and political movements, strikes, riots, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Its goal is to advance the systematic, scholarly, and scientific study of these phenomena, and to provide a forum for the discussion of methodologies, theories, and conceptual approaches across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social psychology, and anthropology. In recognition of the growing inter-connectedness of the international community of social movement scholars, of the globalization of protest and protest repertoires, and of the need for cross-national comparison for theoretical advance, Mobilization is an international journal that encourages contributions and subscriptions from the global community of scholars.

Interface is a new journal produced twice yearly by activists and academics around the world in response to the development and increased visibility of social movements in the last few years - and the immense amount of knowledge generated in this process. This knowledge is created across the globe, and in many contexts and a variety of ways, and it constitutes an incredibly valuable resource for the further development of social movements. Interface responds to this need, as a tool to help our movements learn from each other’s struggles. Interface is a forum bringing together activists from different movements and different countries, researchers working with movements, and progressive academics from various countries to contribute to the production of knowledge that can help us gain insights across movements and issues, across continents and cultures, and across theoretical and disciplinary traditions.

Radicalism - The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements. The journal is eclectic, without dogma or strict political agenda, and ranges broadly across social and political groups worldwide, whether typically defined as “left” or “right.” We expect contributors to come from a wide range of fields and disciplines, including ethnography, sociology, political science, literature, history, philosophy, critical media studies, literary studies, religious studies, psychology, women’s studies, and critical race studies.

 

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
Description: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change seeks to create a scholarly forum that would encourage dialogue and cross-fertilisation across a number of related but disconnected disciplines - social movements, conflict resolution and political change.