Bridging the Cultural Gap: Protest and Social Movements (from Mai 68 to 15-M and beyond)

Bridging the Cultural Gap: Protest and Social Movements (from Mai 68 to 15-M and beyond)

BOOK REVIEW

by Sebastian Garbe

This volume edited by Britta Baumgarten, Priska Daphi and Peter Ullrich adds the crucial element of culture to the puzzle of contemporary social movement research. By complementing and going beyond the state of the art in social movement research, it offers critical, interdisciplinary, and translocal perspectives in four sections to tackle the concept of culture for social movement research. From the protests of 15-M in Madrid and to Mai 68, this volume updates the idea of social movements as new historical subjects and convincingly bridges the cultural gap in social movement research.

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Buen vivir: new wine in old wineskins?

Buen vivir: new wine in old wineskins?

By Adrian E. Beling & Julien Vanhulst

What is Buen vivir, why is it interesting, and what makes it relevant beyond its birth-land in the Andean-Amazonian region of the Americas? Is it aything new at all, or is it just a rehashed and overrated discourse? What prospects are there for Buen vivir as the organizing principle of a cultural model for global sustainability? In the limited space of the article that follows, we intend to explore these and similar questions around an idea that has unexpectedly popped-up in global academic and political debates in recent years.

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