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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Paths of Sustainability, Ethical Consumption and Participation. Towards a New Model of Citizenship

This event will focus on forms of political participation that are related to consumerism and production.

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This event will focus on forms of political participation that are related to consumerism and production. From boycotting to ‘buycotting’, from new forms of rurality to zero kilometer producer-consumer networks, these new forms of political engagement are spreading on a massive scale and represent new ways through which every day economic practices are being questioned and challenged by a growing number of ‘critical’ citizens, families, local communities and entrepreneurs.

On March 9th, the docu-movie ‘The True Cost’ (2015) will tell us a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the human and environmental impact of the ‘fast clothing’ industry.

Start at 3:30PMwith a roundtable, movie screening 5:00PM – 16:30PM

 

 

 

Guest speakers:

– Prof. Francesca Forno, University of Bergamo
– Rachele Lapponi (Associazione Campi Aperti, Bologna)
– Filippo Mannucci (Clean Clothes Campaign, Florence)
– Daniele Amorati (Fattoria Mondeggi Bene Comune, Bagno a Ripoli)

Chair: Lara Monticelli (Scuola Normale Superiore).

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flyer and programme of the event

News

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.

Journal Article - 2019

The Modern Prince and the Sociological Imagination

Riccardo Emilio Chesta, Michael Burawoy
Michael Burawoy in Conversation with Riccardo Emilio Chesta