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    Editorial: Movement practice(s): how do we “do” social movements?

    Andrews, Cal and Cox, Laurence and Wood, Lesley (2015) Editorial: Movement practice(s): how do we “do” social movements? Interface : a Journal for and about Social Movements, 7 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2009-2431

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    How do we “do” social movements? And how can we do them better? Do you mean the same thing by “better” that I do? When we talk about “we”, do we have the same people in mind? Do we agree that what we are doing is a social movement – and do we mean the same thing when we say that? In one way or another, questions like this are an inescapable part of organising, particularly when we set up new projects, reflect after a setback or strategize for the longer term. Whenever new people become involved or different networks and groups come together in new formations, communities, places or spaces; whenever our traditional ways of doing things aren’t working, or we endeavour to imagine taking them further; whenever new resources and opportunities open up, or new intra-movement dynamics begin to emerge, we are prompted to think about our practice as movement participants, or the various practices and aspects of activism that we engage in (Ganz 2000, Krinsky 2008). While the overall shape of social movements has remained consistent over the past few hundred years, within the larger framework there is struggle (Tilly 2008).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: social movements; popular education; sociology of knowledge; learning and knowledge production;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 14217
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 11:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Interface : a Journal for and about Social Movements
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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