New Alliances in Social Movements: Voices from Grass Roots

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

Contemporary world experiences varieties of contradictory trends in the manifestations of social movements.  These contradictions are delineated in the form of conflicting positions on radicalization and institutionalization of ideologies, and secularization and primordialisation of mobilizations, globalization and localization of issues, solidarity and fluidity in identity, consolidation and fragmentations in social movement organizations.  These have been furthered by the proliferation and usage of the new and social media in the collective mobilizations. The social forces at grass roots, which have emerged to be resilient and reflexive through their increasing mobility, interconnectivity, access to ICTs, new and social media now form new alliances in social movements cross cutting the boundaries of pre-existing social collectivities of caste, class, peasant, farmers, workers, tribes, and indigenous people etc. As against these back drops this session aims to address the following questions: What have the emerging forms of these new alliances at the grass roots? How do the essential primordial categories form alliance with the socially constructed categories? How the resurgence of nativity does intersect with multicultural foundations at the grass roots? How do the localized alliances get interlinked with the alliances taking place at the wider levels of the society? How issues of ethnicity and nationality are interpreted at the grass roots by constructing new alliances?  Why the issues of interests get prevailed over identity or the vice versa while forming an alliance in collective mobilization? How does social media help construct new alliances at the grass roots?
Session Organizer:
Debal SINGHAROY, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
James GOODMAN, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Debal SINGHAROY, Indira gandhi National Open University, India
Oral Presentations
Decolonial Solidarity in Palestine-Israel: The Case of Anarchists Against the Wall
Teodora TODOROVA, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Insurgent Black Feminism and the Black Radical Tradition in the U.S. and Beyond
Rose BREWER, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA; Walda KATZ-FISHMAN, Howard University, USA; Jerome SCOTT, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, USA
Rise of Self-Help Groups As a Social Movement: A Study of Alliances in Indian State of Odisha
Binay Kumar PATTNAIK, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India; Akhaya Kumar NAYAK, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India
Distributed Papers
Advocacy or Adversary: Interrogating Its Changing Meaning and Implications for Global Society
Rosemary POPOOLA, Covenant University, Nigeria; Matthew EGHAREVBA, Covenant University, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria, Nigeria; Oluyemi FAYOMI, Covenant University, Nigeria
Fighting the Government: A Cycle of Protests in Pará (Brazil)
Renata LACERDA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil