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Taiwan’s Sunflower Occupy Movement as a Transformative Resistance to the “China Factor”

Jieh-min Wu

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the Sunflower Occupy Movement which broke out in March of 2014, shaking Taiwan's political landscape and its relations with China. The Sunflower Movement was a culmination of ... More


Conclusion:: the Occupy movement, community activism and ‘incompetent’ public spheres

John Michael Roberts

in New media and public activism: Neoliberalism, the state and radical protest in the public sphere

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447308225
eISBN:
9781447311911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308225.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter argues that one way forward in positively developing and furthering the relationship between new media and public activism is to forge links between movement activism, ... More


Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. In the wake of Obama's election, as commentators proclaimed the “death of conservatism,” Tax Day rallies and Tea Party ... More


The Global Justice Movement and Occupy: Ethics, Visions, and Networking Logics

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 describes the background of the GJM and the World Social Forum process. A brief overview is given of the organizational aspects and how the concept of network has been used in social ... More


“This is What Democracy Looks Like”: Protests as Democratic Imaginary

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter argues that it would be insufficient for theorists to adopt the view that commonality is the product of human activity. Democratic theory requires shifting from an orientation to ... More


Constricting Boundaries: Collective Identity in the Tea Party Movement

Deana A. Rohlinger, Jesse Klein, Tara M. Stamm, and Kyle Rogers

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Collective identity, or a shared sense of belonging to a group, is the scaffolding of social movements. Integral to collective identity is the creation and articulation of the boundaries of a group. ... More


Protest Art, Hong Kong Style: A Photo Essay

Oscar Ho

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a photo essay featuring protest art during the Umbrella Movement. One of the most outstanding achievements of the Occupy Movement was its artistic creation during the ... More


Global Translations and Translating the Global: Discursive Regimes of Revolt

Samia Mehrez

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Seeks to understand the discursive politics of translating Egypt's uprising by simultaneously situating its adaptations and appropriations as well as its deliberate mistranslations within a global ... More


Place, Autonomy, and the Politics of Hope

John Pickles

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The geographer John Pickles defines place as the locus of natural and social life worlds, which provides an operative context of common understandings, institutions, and practices along with the ... More


Two Examples of Recent Aesthetico-Political Forms of Community: Occupy and Sharing Economy

Dietmar Wetzel

in The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270910
eISBN:
9780823270965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270910.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay takes a programmatic look at the theoretical concerns posed regarding community, examining two different movements, the Occupy movement and the Sharing economy, in terms of interruptions ... More


The Complexities of a Civic Founders’ Constitution

Elizabeth Beaumont

in The Civic Constitution: Civic Visions and Struggles in the Path toward Constitutional Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940066
eISBN:
9780199369782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940066.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 6 turns to broader questions about founding and some of the limitations of focusing on these historical segments of a “civic founders’ constitution.” First, how does the notion of civic ... More


Self-Reproducing Movements and the Enduring Challenge of Materialist Feminism

Wanda Vrasti

in Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190204235
eISBN:
9780190204266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204235.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

What was the utopian vision of the Occupy movement that swept the world in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (GFC)? More generally, what types of utopias can be imagined today, and which ... More


Assessing the Significance of Acampada Sol

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

in Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190099961
eISBN:
9780197500002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190099961.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 5 analyzes the impact and significance of Acampada Sol for the development of the 15-M movement. Acampada Sol was one of many “occupation” camps that combined a pro-democracy and ... More


Crisis, convulsion and the welfare state

Frances Fox Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite

in Social Policy In Times of Austerity: Global economic crisis and the new politics of welfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447319115
eISBN:
9781447319146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319115.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The economic and political developments this chapter calls neoliberalism include changes in anti-poverty policies that were largely unanticipated by social policy analysts. While neoliberalism has ... More


Badiou After Meillassoux: The Politics of the Problem of Induction

Nathan Brown

in Rationalist Empiricism: A Theory of Speculative Critique

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823290000
eISBN:
9780823297313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290000.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 8 reads Quentin Meillassoux’s revival of the problem of induction back into the work of his mentor, Alain Badiou. I argue that Badiou’s theory of the event and of truth procedures can be ... More


New Perspectives on Gandhi

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about Mahatma Gandhi, globalization, and non-violence. A follower of Gandhian activism, Vandana believes that she is philosophically attached to Gandhi’s ... More


“Obama Nation”: Hip Hop and Global Protest

Sujatha Fernandes

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter offers a brief but wide-reaching view of the role of hip hop in global protest movements, including the Arab Spring. While many rappers in the U.S. endorsed Barack Obama, the chapter ... More


Gezi Protests

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is on the historic Gezi Park protests of 2013, which promised a novel democratic fusion of otherwise disparate political forces—comparable perhaps to the broad democratic alliance led by ... More


Conclusion: Political Parties, Politicians, and Computational Propaganda

Samuel C. Woolley and Philip N. Howard

in Computational Propaganda: Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190931407
eISBN:
9780190934095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931407.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Political communication around the world has evolved significantly through social media. Changes are apparent both in terms of social practices and core technological tools: these include the ... More


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