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Introduction: past tents, present tents: on the importance of studying protest camps

Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel, and Patrick McCurdy

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Despite protest camps’ increasing role as an organisational form of protest, little scholarship has considered protest camps as their own domain of enquiry. What protest camp scholarship that does ... More


Transgressive Politics in Occupy Mongkok

Samson Yuen

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/9781501740916.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reveals the complexities of the Umbrella Movement by shifting the focus to the Mongkok protest camp, known as Occupy Mongkok. Occupy Mongkok was not just an extension of the Admiralty ... More


Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel, and Patrick McCurdy (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Protest camps are a common and recurring feature of social movements around the world. From Tahrir to Taksim, acts of occupying squares, parks and streets together, have made protest camps into a key ... More


Future tents: protest camps and social movement organisation

Fabian Frenzel, Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, and Patrick McCurdy

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter concludes the volume by highlighting key themes that have run through the book and the case studies of diverse contemporary and historical protest camps contained within it. The chapter ... More


Feeds from the square: live streaming, live tweeting and the self-representation of protest camps

Paolo Gerbaudo

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter develops a cultural analysis of live feeds, in the forms of video or text, and their role within the protest communications of the movements of the squares of 2011. Drawing on 50 ... More


Euromaidan and the echoes of the Orange Revolution: comparing social infrastructures and resistance practices of protest camps in Kiev (Ukraine)

Maryna Shevtsova

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The present chapter discusses the cases of two protest camps at Maidan in Kiev in 2004 and 2013/2014. It aims to explain the resemblances and differences across the cases and focuses on such issues ... More


From protest camp to tent city: the ‘Free Cuvry’ camp in Berlin-Kreuzberg

Niko Rollmann and Fabian Frenzel

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the case of the Free Curvy Occupation in Berlin-Kreuzberg. A protest camp against gentrification, the Free Cuvry Occupation also became a shelter for some of Berlin’s poorest ... More


Textile geographies, plasticity as protest

Anders Rubing

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines textile as a political tool and the architecture that facilitates this tool in protest camps by focusing on the use of textile rather than the form of protest. The author ... More


From ‘refugee population’ to political community: the Mustapha Mahmoud refugee protest camp

Elisa Pascucci

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter uses interviews and secondary literature to analyse the Mustapha Mahmoud Sudanese refugee protest camp, which took place in Cairo, Egypt, in 2005 in front of the United Nations High ... More


Losing space in Occupy London: fetishising the protest camp

Sam Halvorsen

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the case study of Occupy London and argues that the protest camp is inevitably susceptible to fetishisation, understood as the subordination of process to form. It begins by ... More


Introduction: assembling and materialising

Patrick McCurdy, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel, and Gavin Brown

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this section introduction the authors consider the different elements that are brought together to create the material and social infrastructures of camps. Taking seriously the material and social ... More


Introduction: occupying and colonising

Gavin Brown, Fabian Frenzel, Patrick McCurdy, and Anna Feigenbaum

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The book’s second section - ‘Occupying and Colonizing’ - addresses a different set of spatial politics posed by protest camps. The authors are concerned here with the politics of occupying (public) ... More


Carry on camping? The British Camp for Climate Action as a political refrain

Bertie Russell, Raphael Schlembach, and Ben Lear

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter engages with the notion of ‘political refrain’, adapted from the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, to offer some reflections on the strengths and limitations of protest camps in ... More


Introduction: reproducing and re-creating

Fabian Frenzel, Anna Feigenbaum, Patrick McCurdy, and Gavin Brown

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The title of the final section is ‘Reproducing and Re-creating’. Considering camps as home places - places where people feed, care for and house each other, means to see them as sites where social ... More


Civil/political society, protest and fasting: the case of Anna Hazare and the 2011 anti-corruption campaign in India

Andrew Davies

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the August 2011 New Delhi fast against corruption conducted by Anna Hazare. The fast was the largest political mobilisation in India for many years, and attracted widespread ... More


Acampada Sol: The Chrysalis and the Crucible

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/9780190099961.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4, “Acampada Sol: the Chrysalis and the Crucible,” shows how the camp was a distinct “event” with a specific internal logic, and draws on participant testimonies to transmit the emotional ... More


The Marconi occupation in São Paulo, Brazil: a social laboratory of common life

Marcella Arruda

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The Marconi Occupation is a squat in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, organized by the Movement Housing for All (Movimento Moradia Para Todos, in Portuguese). An abandoned office building was occupied by ... 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


Origin Stories

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/9780190099961.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Part II traces 15-M from its origins to the end of the occupation of Madrid’s central plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Introduction to Part II argues for the need to distinguish analytically between ... More


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