The Sociology of Social Movements As a General Sociology. Around and with Alain Touraine

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 10 (Juridicum)
RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements

Language: English

Alain Touraine has underlined the importance of considering the sociology of social movements not as a specialized subfield but as an essential part of general sociology. He will present his paper “From social movements to subjectivation”:  In industrial societies, collective actions where really social movements; in our societies where information and communication problems play a central role, collective action and necessarily redefined in culture terms and more precisely in terms of recognition of fundamental human rights of all human beings to be treated as creating, transforming and even destroying all aspects of their all life and of their environment.

Kevin McDonald and Tova Benski’s contribution will respectively focus on the sociology of the subject by Alain Touraine and the use of dignity among social movements.

Eiji Hamaneshi (Notre Dame University, Japan), Markus Schulz (New School New York), Michael Burawoy (U. Berkeley) and Benjamin Tejerina (U. of Bilbao) will then deliver a brief comment.

Session Organizer:
Kevin MCDONALD, Middlesex Univesity, United Kingdom
Benjamin TEJERINA, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Alain TOURAINE, CADIS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Between Subjectivation and Dignity. Homage to Alain Touraine
Tova BENSKI, College of Management Studies, Israel
Alain Touraine's Sociology of the Subject
Kevin MCDONALD, Middlesex Univesity, United Kingdom