« Student power ». Appel à communications (juillet 2020 Porto Alegre)

Student-Power-lecture-poster-409x580Nous avons le plaisir de partager l’appel à communication pour le panel « Student Power » qui se tiendra à l’occasion du IV Forum of Sociology de l’ISA, à Porto Alegre du 14 au 18 juillet 2020 (https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/forum/porto-alegre-2020). Ce panel est inscrit dans le RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change ainsi que dans le RC34 Sociology of Youth. (voir ci-après le texte en anglais de l’appel).

La date limite pour les propositions de communication (300 mots) est le 30 septembre 2019. L’appel à communication pour le panel se fait directement sur le site, en suivant ce lien : https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session12441.html Vous pouvez nous envoyer vos propositions en Français ou en Anglais.

Au plaisir de vous lire, Ioanna Kasapi, Simon Ridley & Paolo StuppiaDear all,

Please consider submitting proposals to the IVth ISA Forum of Sociology, to be held on the 14-18 July 2020 at Porto Alegre.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is the 30th September 2019. Abstracts should not be longer than 300 words and must be submitted through the ISA submission website: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session12441.html

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts! Best regards, Ioanna Kasapi, Simon Ridley & Paolo Stuppia

RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)
RC34 Sociology of Youth

Language: French and English

Session Type: Oral
It is just over fifty years since “the Berkeley invention” saw the eruption the Free Speech Movement in 1964 and that student movements rocked the world. “Student Power” was a crucial aspect of the world’s political agenda from Paris to Tokyo via Mexico City and Prague. Today student movements are at the centre of attention again, be in Latin America, North America and Europe, students have rallied for issues ranging from tuition-fee hikes and climate change to gun control.

Universities and scholars worldwide have celebrated and studied their history, a rich heritage of activism that ranges from the Black Universities and the Civil Rights sit-ins to anti-apartheid campaigns in South-Africa; the Tiananmen Square protests in China and the student revolution in Iran; anti-austerity protests such as Los Indignados in Spain and Greece or the Occupy movement in North America and the “Maple Spring” in Canada; and more recently the pro-democracy movements such as Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement. In all these movements, students have been a key element, and sociology has been the discipline most involved with both participation and analysis of these movements.

However, universities have also long been targeted by the far-right movements. Today, these are on the rise through the world. Against student protest culture, a culture of cruelty has been making the most of the academic marketplace and of the ambivalent Internet as a new arena of power, transforming the meaning of student power and free speech that we seek to question anew.

Session Organizers:

Ioanna KASAPI, Cité des Mémoires Etudiantes, France, ioanna.kasapi@citedesmemoiresetudiantes.org

Simon RIDLEY, Université de Limoges, France, simon.ridley@hotmail.fr
Paolo STUPPIA, Université Paris Nanterre, France, paolo.stuppia@yahoo.fr

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