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q&a with hahrie han: part deux

We continue our Q&A with Hahrie Han on her new Oxford University Press book, How Organizations Develop Activists.

Question 3. A crucial distinction in your book is mobilizing vs. 785 more words


The Relational Constitution of Collective Agency

In this paper Tom Brock and I argue that relationality is key to understanding the constitution of social movements: how do individuals ‘fuse’ into a collective? 71 more words

Social Realism

Gamergate Part V- From Brazil with Bigotry

Whilst doing research on Gamergate I came across this article on Kotaku, detailing the actions of a very prolific bigot who had been harassing female journalists on the internet. 905 more words

q&a with hahrie han: part 1

This week, we are having a Q&A with our recent guest blogger, Hahrie Han. She is a political scientist at Wellesley College and has a new book out on the topic of how organizations sustain the participation of their members called… 676 more words


Interference Archive: Activating Social Movement Histories


And I found myself to be the youngest in the room… surprisingly when I went to this interesting lecture I learned many things about the different archives in London that have material available to the public on the history of social movements. 319 more words

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution: A Game-Changing Social Movement?

Originally published in http://focusweb.org/content/hong-kong-s-umbrella-revolution-game-changing-social-movement
02 October 2014

The protest in Hong Kong, which is now in its fifth day and was started by the Occupy Central with Love and Peace group that preceded the current mass mobilization, could turn out to be a game-changing social movement. 1,409 more words