Social Movements and Popular Resistances Against Violence

Friday, 20 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

Throughout the second decade of the 21st century, we have witnessed the rise of security based social organization models where the impronta of violence can clearly be perceived. This panel will focus on popular resistances, comunity organizing and social movements against violence, whether state violence and repression, gender violence, or violence by gangs and organized crime. The possibilities for collective actions are scarce in such circumstances. In the last few years, we have however witnessed a wide variety of mobilizations, ranging from proper social movements for peace with justice and dignity to forms of popular resistances in daily life, community organizing and online activism. This call for contributions is an invitation to reflect upon processes of structuring resistance and collective action in the face of security and violence scenes. We particularly welcome contributions on the following actors and challenges:
a)       The importance of the processes of subjectivation and the revindication of that which fails in structuring resistance actions.
b)      The way local community organize to resist violence
c)       The experiences dimension (implication, self-construction and learning processes) of the processes of construction of collective action in the face of violence.
d)      The probable relationship between revindication, resistance and the social connectivity potential which resistance movements bear in the face of violence.
Session Organizer:
Mario CONSTANTINO, Universidad de Veracruz, Mexico
Mario CONSTANTINO, Universidad Veracruzana región Veracruz, Mexico
Oral Presentations
Field Movements, Mining, Social Transformations and Everyday Resistance in Rural Communities of Minas Gerais
Natália CARVALHOSA, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social/Museu Nacional - PPGAS/MN/UFRJ, Brazil