Popular Unrest and Resistance Movements in Africa

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: 411
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements (host committee)

Language: English

The papers in this session will give an account of the array of resistance efforts on the African continent, notably South Africa. Panelists will seek to engage with, challenge and modify northern-centric perspectives on the study of social movements in an effort to advance a theoretical approach that is more relevant to the global south.
Session Organizer:
Marcelle DAWSON, University of Otago, New Zealand
Marcelle DAWSON, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mining and Protestation in Africa (Oral Presentation)
Sylvie CAPITANT, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University, France

Cycles of Contention Post-Apartheid: A Challenge to Current Theory (Oral Presentation)
Carin RUNCIMAN, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Collective Action As an Instrument of Control? the Case of Employment-Focused Movements in Morocco (Oral Presentation)
Montserrat EMPERADOR BADIMON, Université Lumière Lyon-2, France

Elements for a Grammar of Revolt: Comparative Sociology of the September 1991 Lootings in Kinshasa, Zaïre (Oral Presentation)
Nicolas PINET, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France

Social Movements in Kenya: Navigating Between Individual Motivations, Visions of Social Movements Organizations and Targets of Collective Action (Distributed Paper)
Anna DEUTSCHMANN, University of Vienna, Austria; Antje DANIEL, University of Bayreuth, Germany