Riots and Political Protest

Riots and Political Protest is a powerful call to think – and act – anew.' Keith
Tester, Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK 'From New York, to Spain to
the North of England, this book gives space to some of the forgotten voices of the
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Riots and Political Protest

The years 2008 to 2013 saw a new generation of political protestors take to the streets. Riots disrupted many Western cities and new protest movements emerged, keen to address a bleak context of economic collapse and austerity politics. In this groundbreaking new study, Winlow, Hall, Briggs and Treadwell push past the unworldly optimism of the liberal left to offer an illuminating account of the enclosure and vacuity of contemporary politics. Focusing on the English riots of 2011, the ongoing crisis in Greece, the Indignados, 15M and Podemos in Spain, the Occupy movement in New York and London and the English Defence League in northern England, this book uses original empirical data to inform a strident theoretical critique of our post-political present. It asks: what are these protest groups fighting for, and what are the chances of success? Written by leading criminological theorists and researchers, this book makes a major contribution to contemporary debates on social order, politics and cultural capitalism. It illuminates the epochal problems we face today. Riots and Political Protest is essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of political sociology, criminological theory, political theory, sociological theory and the sociology of deviance.

Free Markets and Food Riots

This book describes and explains the extraordinary wave of popular protest that swept across the so-called Third World and the countries of the former socialist bloc during the period from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, in response to ...

Free Markets and Food Riots

This book describes and explains the extraordinary wave of popular protest that swept across the so-called Third World and the countries of the former socialist bloc during the period from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, in response to the mounting debt crisis and the austerity measures widely adopted as part of economic "reform" and "adjustment". Explores this general proposition in a cross-national study of the austerity protests, or the 'IMF Riots' that have affected so many debtor nations since the mid-1970s Argues that modern austerity protests, like the classical "bread riots" in eighteenth-century Europe are political acts aimed at injustice, but acts that are an integral part of the process of international economic and political restructuring Evaluates how modern food riots are most important for what they reveal about global economic transformation and its social, and political, consequences Provides a general framework (drawing on comparative and historical material) and then trace the cycle of uneven development, debt, neo-liberal reform, and protest in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe Focusses on the role of women in structural adjustment and protest politics and the features of seemingly anomalous cases which qualify the general argument

The Evolution of Political Protest and the Workingmen s Party of California

"Neil Larry Shumsky's examination of the July 1877 San Francisco riots and the subsequent development of the Workingmen's Party of California brings together two previously unlinked phenomena--the crowd and the political party.

The Evolution of Political Protest and the Workingmen s Party of California

"Neil Larry Shumsky's examination of the July 1877 San Francisco riots and the subsequent development of the Workingmen's Party of California brings together two previously unlinked phenomena--the crowd and the political party." "In Europe, the crowd had long been used as a form of protest by people without access to more formal political processes and institutions. But in San Francisco in 1877, European immigrants, incensed by what they perceived as a government/business conspiracy to deny them opportunity by employing Chinese immigrants at much lower wages, found that forming a crowd and rioting led not to recognition and negotiation but to the use of overwhelming force to crush them. City officials and civic leaders demanded that the rioters use party politics, not the mob, to vent their anger and dissatisfaction; these officials believed that the recent development of democratic political ideologies now gave everyone access to formal political institutions. Crowd behavior and the personal and property damage it resulted in was no longer necessary and would not be tolerated." "The rioters, however, did not know how to use party politics. To learn, they begin to join the Workingmen's Party of California, which, Shumsky demonstrates, possessed the characteristics of a crowd while employing the tactics of a party. The WPC served as a transitional stage, teaching people how to establish formal organizations and behave institutionally. Overturning previous assertions that the party's anti-Chinese position provided the major lure for new members, Shumsky shows that many other budding parties, political organizing, the use of petitions, and the use of the vote drew the Europeans. In the end, they learned to use democratic institutions to replace crowd violence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England 1780 1840

An examination of protest from the Gordon Riots of 1780 up to Chartism in the 1830s, first published in 2000.

Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England  1780 1840

This book, first published in 2000, examines the diversity of protest from 1780 to 1840 and how it altered during this period of extreme change. This textbook covers all forms of protest, including the Gordon Riots of 1780, food riots, Luddism, the radical political reform movement and Peterloo in 1819, and the less well researched anti-enclosure, anti-New Poor Law riots, arson and other forms of 'terroristic' action, up to the advent of Chartism in the 1830s. Archer evaluates the problematic nature of source materials and conflicting interpretations leading to debate, and reviews the historiography and methodology of protest studies. This study of popular protest gives a unique perspective on the social history and conditions of this crucial period and will provide a valuable resource for students and teachers alike.

Music and Protest in 1968

This collection of essays offers new perspectives on the role that music played in the events of that year, which included protests against the ongoing Vietnam War, the May riots in France and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Music and Protest in 1968

Music was integral to the profound cultural, social and political changes that swept the globe in 1968. This collection of essays offers new perspectives on the role that music played in the events of that year, which included protests against the ongoing Vietnam War, the May riots in France and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. From underground folk music in Japan to antiauthoritarian music in Scandinavia and Germany, Music and Protest in 1968 explores music's key role as a means of socio-political dissent not just in the US and the UK but in Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa. Contributors extend the understanding of musical protest far beyond a narrow view of the 'protest song' to explore how politics and social protest played out in many genres, including experimental and avant-garde music, free jazz, rock, popular song, and film and theatre music.

Protest

The book begins in the 16th century with the Reformation, when images could be produced in multiples.

Protest

Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spread through the environment: all have played their part. For such agitational images represent a power strugg≤ a rebellion against an established order and a call to arms, or a passionate cry of concern for a cause. The book begins in the 16th century with the Reformation, when images could be produced in multiples. It then travels through decades and centuries of graphics: protesting against the miseries of war; satirising the foibles of royalty, politicians, religions, and society in general; calling for an end to racial discrimination and apartheid; demanding freedom from tyranny and dictatorships; struggling for LGBTQ+ rights; and, finally, attending to 21st-century concerns and Trumpisms. Each chronological chapter opens with a short introduction offering historical and artistic context to the period, followed by a copious and wide-ranging display of powerful protest graphics, grouped together by event or movement. Encompassing an astounding breadth of emotion--from hilarious satire to utter horror--Protest! is a tribute to the liberating concept of hard-won 'freedom of speech' throughout history, and which still has agency in current times.

NGOs Political Protest and Civil Society

This book shows how non-governmental organizations in the developing world change how people participate in politics.

NGOs  Political Protest  and Civil Society

This book shows how non-governmental organizations in the developing world change how people participate in politics. The book uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative evidence to demonstrate that NGOs boost political participation, including voting and political protest.

The Politics of Protest

The Politics of Protest


A People s History of Riots Protest and the Law

(Lea 2013, 418) Not according to these authors, and colleagues, in the
conclusion to their latest discussion of Riots and Political Protest: No progressive
politics exists within the frame of the riot, and there is no seductive image of an ...

A People   s History of Riots  Protest and the Law

This book examines how movements from below pose challenges to the status quo. The 2010s have seen an explosion of protest movements, sometimes characterised as riots by governments and the media. But these are not new phenomena, rather reflecting thousands of years of conflict between different social classes. Beginning with struggles for democracy and control of the state in Athens and ancient Rome, this book traces the common threads of resistance through the Middle Ages in Europe and into the modern age. As classes change so does the composition of the protestors and the goals of their movements; the one common factor being how groups can mobilise to resist unbearable oppression, thereby developing a crowd consciousness that widens their political horizons and demonstrates the possibility of overthrowing the existing order. To appreciate the roots and motivations of these so-called deviants the author argues that we need to listen to the sound of the crowd. This book will be of interest to researchers of social movements, protests and riots across sociology, history and international relations.

The Politics of Protest

An analysis attempting to understand the nature and causes of protest and confrontation in the U.S.

The Politics of Protest

An analysis attempting to understand the nature and causes of protest and confrontation in the U.S.

Social Media Politics and the State

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media.

Social Media  Politics and the State

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection of social media with revolutions, uprising, protests, power and counter-power, hacktivism, the state, policing and surveillance. It shows how collective action and state power are related and conflict as two dialectical sides of social media power, and how power and counter-power are distributed in this dialectic. Theoretically focused and empirically rigorous research considers the two-sided contradictory nature of power in relation to social media and politics. Chapters cover social media in the context of phenomena such as contemporary revolutions in Egypt and other countries, populism 2.0, anti-austerity protests, the fascist movement in Greece's crisis, Anonymous and police surveillance.

Rioters and Citizens

This title was originally published in 1990. "This book does more than present a vivid and richly nuanced analysis of the events of the summer of 1918.

Rioters and Citizens

On 22 July 1918 a group of Japanese fishermen's wives met in a small village on the coast to discuss what they could do to lower the spiraling cost of rice. This peaceful meeting gave rise to the 1918 race riots, a series of mass demonstrations and armed clashes that spread rapidly throughout the country on a scale unprecedented in modern Japanese history. In this penetrating study, Michael Lewis questions standard historical interpretations of the riots. What political significance did the riots have in the communities where they occurred? How and why did protest change from region to region or when carried out by different groups? How did officials, community leaders, and businessmen cope with the unrest? What effects did the riots have on national and local political relations and economic ties among these various groups? Lewis argues that the 1918 protests defy a single typology--urban and rural protests had different causes, patterns, forms of mediation, and resolutions. In 1918 Meiji leaders had been struggling for fifty years to create a new citizenry, unified ideologically and consistently supportive of national goals. The disunity revealed by the riots does not suggest that Japan had become polarized between the people and the state; rather, in the wake of the riots, new forms of social policy and public political involvement became possible. In analyzing the changing traditions of Japanese popular protest in the transition from a rural to an industrial economy, Rioters and Citizens suggests that the diversity of Japanese protests necessitates a rethinking of the stereotypical images of prewar Japanese society as blandly uniform and rigidly controlled by government ideology. It further suggests that in Japan, as in Europe, the action of the unenfranchised crowd came to influence the course of political and social change. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

Violent Protest Contentious Politics and the Neoliberal State

Moreover, riots express and are bound by the socioeconomic and spatial
immobility of their participants in contrast to social movements, which have the
ability to shift their mobilization to a broader spatial and political scale. Finally,
claims ...

Violent Protest  Contentious Politics  and the Neoliberal State

This volume of cutting-edge research comparatively analyzes violent protest and rioting, furthering our understanding of this increasingly prevalent form of claim making. Hank Johnston and Seraphim Seferiades bring together internationally recognized experts in the field of protest studies and contentious politics to analyze the causes and trajectories of violence as a protest tactic. Crossnational comparisons from North America, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Thailand, and elsewhere contribute to the volume's theoretical elaboration, while several case studies add depth to the discussion. This title will be of key importance to scholars across the social sciences, including sociology, political science, geography and criminology. Johnston and Seferiades's exciting book is a significant contribution to the study of rioting and violent protest in the contemporary neoliberal state.

Protest Politics in Germany

Roger Karapin examines protest movements of all shades to understand why they became influential & also why different forms of protest come to be used in different circumstances.

Protest Politics in Germany

Roger Karapin examines protest movements of all shades to understand why they became influential & also why different forms of protest come to be used in different circumstances.

Riot Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England

Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England reassesses the relationship between politics, social change and popular culture in the period c. 1520-1730.

Riot  Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England

Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England reassesses the relationship between politics, social change and popular culture in the period c. 1520-1730. It argues that early modern politics needs to be understood in broad terms, to include not only states and elites, but also disputes over the control of resources and the distribution of power. Andy Wood assesses the history of riot and rebellion in the early modern period, concentrating upon: popular involvement in religious change and political conflict, especially the Reformation and the English Revolution; relations between ruler and ruled; seditious speech; popular politics and the early modern state; custom, the law and popular politics; the impact of literacy and print; and the role of ritual, gender and local identity in popular politics.

Riot Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage

From this perspective I would not qualify riots in contemporary France as 'proto-
political protests', but as the continuation of politics with disruptive means; indeed
, as political protests in the full sense of the term. In the third section I will contrast
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Riot  Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage

In this collection, leading international scholars examine riots and protest in a range of countries and contexts, exploring the major social transformations of rioting and the changing dynamics, interpretation and potency of unrest in a globalised era.

Protest with Chinese Characteristics

Market expansion, state centralization, and Neo-Confucianism in Qing China -- Documenting the three waves of Mid-Qing protest -- Filial-loyal demonstrations, 1740-1759 -- Riots into rebellion, 1776-1795 -- Resistance and petitions, 1820 ...

Protest with Chinese Characteristics

Market expansion, state centralization, and Neo-Confucianism in Qing China -- Documenting the three waves of Mid-Qing protest -- Filial-loyal demonstrations, 1740-1759 -- Riots into rebellion, 1776-1795 -- Resistance and petitions, 1820-1839 -- Mid-Qing protests in comparative perspective -- Epilogue: The past in the present

Gender Protests and Political Change in Africa

This book brings together conceptual debates on the impact of youth-hood and gender on state building in Africa.

Gender  Protests and Political Change in Africa

This book brings together conceptual debates on the impact of youth-hood and gender on state building in Africa. It offers contemporary and interdisciplinary analyses on the role of protests as an alternative route for citizens to challenge the ballot box as the only legitimate means of ensuring freedom. Drawing on case studies from seven African countries, the contributors focus on specific political moments in their respective countries to offer insights into how the state/society social contract is contested through informal channels, and how political power functions to counteract citizen’s voices. These contributions offer a different way of thinking about state-building and structural change that goes beyond the system-based approaches that dominate scholarship on democratization and political structures. In effect, it provides a basis for organizers and social movements to consider how to build solidarity beyond influencing government institutions.

Democracy Disrupted

In Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest, commentator and political scientist Ivan Krastev proposes a provocative interpretation of these popular uprisings—one with ominous implications for the future of democratic politics.

Democracy Disrupted

Since the financial meltdown of 2008, political protests have spread around the world like chain lightning, from the "Occupy" movements of the United States, Great Britain, and Spain to more destabilizing forms of unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Ukraine. In Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest, commentator and political scientist Ivan Krastev proposes a provocative interpretation of these popular uprisings—one with ominous implications for the future of democratic politics. Challenging theories that trace the protests to the rise of a global middle class, Krastev proposes that the insurrections express a pervasive distrust of democratic institutions. Protesters on the streets of Moscow, Sofia, Istanbul, and São Paulo are openly suspicious of both the market and the state. They reject established political parties, question the motives of the mainstream media, refuse to recognize the legitimacy of any specific leadership, and reject all formal organizations. They have made clear what they don't want—the status quo—but they have no positive vision of an alternative future. Welcome to the worldwide libertarian revolution, in which democracy is endlessly disrupted to no end beyond the disruption itself.