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Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement.
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14th-16th April 2014

Alternative Futures Conference
From 1995 to 2013, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a series of very successful annual international conferences on 'ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR PROTEST'. We're very happy to announce that the Nineteenth AF&PP Conference will be held, between Monday 14th April and Wednesday 16th April 2014. The Conference rubric remains as in previous years. The aim is to explore the dynamics of popular movements, along with the ideas which animate their activists and supporters and which contribute to shaping their fate. Given the significance of the mass movements in numbers of countries during the early years of this decade, we especially welcome papers discussing these – while no less welcoming suggestions on other topics. Reflecting the inherent cross-disciplinary nature of the issues, previous participants (from over 60 countries) have come from such specialisms as sociology, politics, cultural studies, social psychology, economics, history and geography. The Manchester conferences have also been notable for discovering a fruitful and friendly meeting ground between activism and academia.
We invite offers of papers relevant to the conference themes. Papers should address such matters as:
  • contemporary and historical social movements and popular protests
  • social movement theory
  • utopias and experiments
  • ideologies of collective action
To offer a paper, please contact either of the conference convenors with a brief abstract: EITHER Colin Barker, Dept. of Sociology OR Mike Tyldesley, Dept. of Politics and Philosophy Manchester Metropolitan University Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West Manchester M15 6LL, England email:
Tel: M. Tyldesley 0161 247 3460 email: Fax: 0161 247 6769 (+44 161 247 6769)
13th-19th July 2014 ISA World Congress of Sociology : Populism, Nationalism and Social Movement
Session Organizer Emanuele TOSCANO, University Guglielmo Marconi, Italy,
Details: European and Western countries are witnessing the rise of movements, organizations and political parties directly inspired by populist discourses and practices. Starting from the People’s Parties in the North-European countries to get to the extreme rights movements in the Mediterranean countries, the populist discourses are rising around Europe and challenging democracy. This panel will gather empirical and analytical contributions focusing on the nature, the characteristics and the impact of this emerging populism from a sociological perspective.
Abstract Submission DEADLINE: 30th September 2013. Session in English. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit online the abstract here. Here you can find all the panels proposal by RC47 - Social classesand social movements.

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