Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent

Author:   Dr Stuart Price ,  Dr Stuart Price ,  Ruth Sanz Sabido
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield International
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9781322339023


Pages:   247
Publication Date:   01 January 2014
Format:   Electronic book text
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Contemporary protest, often presented in media forms as a dramatic ritual played out in an iconic public space has provided a potent symbol of the widespread economic and social discontent that is a feature of European life under the rule of austerity. Yet, beneath this surface activity, which provides the headlines and images familiar from mainstream news coverage, lies a whole array of deeper structures, modes of behavior, and forms of human affiliation. Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent offers a vibrant and insightful overview of modern protest movements, ideologies, and events. Written by academics and activists familiar with the strategies, values, and arguments of those groups and individuals responsible for shaping the modern landscape of protest, it reveals the inside story of a number of campaigns and events. It analyzes the various manifestations of dissent on and offline, visible and obscure, progressive and reactionary through the work of a number of commentators and dedicated academic activists, while reassessing the standard explanatory frameworks supplied by contemporary theorists. In doing so, it offers a coherent account of the range of academic and theoretical approaches to the study of protest and social movements.

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Author:   Dr Stuart Price ,  Dr Stuart Price ,  Ruth Sanz Sabido
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield International
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN:  

9781322339023


ISBN 10:   1322339023
Pages:   247
Publication Date:   01 January 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The recent explosion of pro-democracy and anti-austerity protests from the bottom-up have revitalized the political around the globe and have done so in a period when many occupying top-down perspectives had thought that hopes for a better future had historically run into the sands of neo-liberalism, repressive states and consumerism. This latest collection by Stuart Price and Ruth Sanz Sabido intelligently dissects the conditions and contingencies of protest in the contemporary era and provides new insights into the prospects and challenges confronting new social movements for change.--Simon Cottle, Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University and Co-editor, with Libby Lester, of Transnational Protests and the Media


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Stuart Price is professor of media and political discourse, and chair of the Media Discourse Group, at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the author of a number of monographs, including Worst-Case Scenario? Governance, mediation and the security regime (2011), and Brute Reality: power, discourse and the mediation of war (2010). Ruth Sanz Sabido has lectured in Canterbury, De Montfort and Leicester, and is chair of the MeCCSA Social Movements Network. Ruth has a PhD in Media Discourse, has published a journal article and a book chapter, and is guest-editing a journal special issue. She has presented her work at numerous conferences, and is currently engaged in research on memory and the Spanish Civil War.

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