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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‘Underdeveloped Economists’: The Study of Economic Development in Latin America in the 1950s

By Stella Krepp

The 1950s were a decade full of aspirations and struggles all over the globe and in a specific way for Latin America. Excluded from the vision of the West and Western infrastructure, such as NATO, while also not part of the socialist bloc, the so-called second world, Latin America was trying to come to grips with its place in the world. This paper will trace the shift in political economic thought in the 1950s, explaining how cepalismo played a central role in defining underdevelopment, at a time when the idea of a Third World was still in its infancy.

 

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