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Occupy and the dilemmas of social movements

By Sam Halvorsen, University of Cambridge

You don’t have to look far in 2017 to see people taking to the streets. The election of Donald Trump led to global protests, with January’s “Women’s March” reported as the… 817 more words

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Why UF's Frank Conference is awesome.

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Frank Conference and I am glad I did. Nestled in downtown Gainesville’s Hippodrome theater, the event brings together 40 speakers and over 300 attendees for the 3-day event. 230 more words

The revolution will not be retweeted: perspectives on pro-Palestine activism and social media.

It’s common knowledge that activism and social media go hand in hand, but what purpose does social media hold for activists?

On February 14th, 2016, a group of Israeli soldiers confronted pro-Palestinian activists in the West Bank. 1,339 more words

Sociology of the Futures: A Brief History

By Matthew Chase

The future remains an uncertain space. While not so much a big revelation for most, it certainly has carried an undeniable palpable anxiety. 1,305 more words

Social Movements

Criminalizing Resistance: State Legislatures’ Assault on Civil Disobedience

The Women’s March on Washington began a new era of protest and activism in response to the Trump administration. Activists are protesting en masse, for causes like rejecting Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education, protecting Muslim refugees, and protecting a woman’s right to choose. 940 more words


Judith Butler on identity/difference and solidarity

This recent interview with Judith Butler suggests an approach to solidarity — or for Butler, ‘alliance’ — that resonates with the arguments of some human geographers (see relevant posts, … 254 more words


On "Activismists"

Sometimes I think I’m the only one around here who can’t stand the cheerful media-oriented hippie protest theater that defines so many rallies and demonstrations and marches.  389 more words