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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The Production of Meaning, Economy and Politics: Intercultural Relations, Conflicts, Appropriations, Articulations and Transformations

The Production of Meaning, Economy and Politics: Intercultural Relations, Conflicts, Appropriations, Articulations and Transformations

By Daniel Mato

The work of Nestor Garcia Canclini was, and still is, an important source of inspiration and learning for  research in Latin America. In this article by Daniel Mato and translated by Emilie Dupuits, the author comments on some key aspects of his work that are of particular importance and usefulness for contemporary social research. The title of this post tries to name synthetically some of these aspects, or, more accurately, his interpretation of them.

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