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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).

Allegati

flyer and programme of the event

News

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.