Social Movements and the Future They Want

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 50 (Main Building)
RC07 Futures Research (host committee)
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements

Language: English

Social movement scholars can make a significant contribution to the third Forum of the ISA entitled “The Futures we Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”. Social movements are major actors of our societies and contribute to shaping possible futures. 
This session welcomes both concrete analysis and theoretical contributions on how progressive or conservative social movements imagine, shape and implement alternative futures. We notably welcome contributions on how social actors and social movements imagine and contribute to shape alternative lifestyles, policies and sociability in the global age, increasingly shaped by both global interdependency and the finitude of the planet.
Session Organizer:
Jeffrey GOODWIN, New York University, USA
Ionel SAVA, University of Bucharest, Romania
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