Genesis of the New Social Movements in the Global South

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 26 (Main Building)
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements (host committee)

Language: English

The session will be shaped around the so-called new social movements of the Global South. The paradigm which emerged as a response to the “rights-based” and “quality-of-life” movements (e.g. feminism, LGBT rights, environment, human rights, etc.) in Europe and North America after the 1960s assumed that there is a clear distinction between those “identity” movements and the old organized “labor” movements. Although many Southern societies have witnessed the emergence of rights-based and quality-of-life movements, scholarship lacks systematic analysis of these movements in non-western context. The session aims at addressing this gap by focusing on the historical origins, participants and the relation of these movements to earlier struggles.
Session Organizers:
Simin FADAEE, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and Breno BRINGEL, Universidade Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Eiji HAMANISHI, Notre Dame Seishin University, Japan
Contextualizing the Iranian Environmental Movement
Simin FADAEE, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Being in-Between – the Women's Movements in Kenya
Antje DANIEL, University of Bayreuth, Germany
From Inequalities to Liberties: The Rise of New Social Movements in Contemporary Turkey
Esin ILERI, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Turkey
Rights-Based or Anti-Systemic? Environmental Protest Movements in Turkey
Hayriye OZEN, Atilim University, Turkey; Sukru OZEN, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey