Out Now: Protest Cultures: A Companion
Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth
New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming March 2016
552 pages, 21 illus., 1 table; ISBN 978-1-78533-148-0
Protest is a ubiquitous and richly varied social phenomenon, one that finds expression not only in modern social movements and political organizations but also in grassroots initiatives, individual action, and creative works. It constitutes a distinct cultural domain, one whose symbolic content is regularly deployed by media and advertisers, among other actors. Yet within social movement scholarship, such cultural considerations have been comparatively neglected.
Protest Cultures: A Companion dramatically expands the analytical perspective on protest beyond its political and sociological aspects. It combines cutting-edge synthetic essays with concise, accessible case studies on a remarkable array of protest cultures, outlining key literature and future lines of inquiry.
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