In the aftermath of the global civil rights struggles and movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the conservative retrenchment and the rise of neoliberal policy led many to assume that large social movements and the art of protest were effectively dead. In this context, we can now see that the 1999 “Battle of Seattle” uprising against the World Trade Organization was in many ways the birth of a uniquely 21st century kind of resistance movement with a global network of membership with strategic local mobilizations. From Seattle to the most recent uprisings in Catalonia, this session seeks papers that investigate the geographical dimensions of these 21st century resistance movements with a particular focus on how they act locally, yet position their grievances in global contexts using networks of international participants. In order to make this session accessible to not just an interdisciplinary range of scholars, but meaningful to people from a wide array of educational opportunities, we are seeking papers that are written in a jargon-free and accessible format that makes complex ideas and frameworks accessible to all citizens. Paper proposals that exemplify inclusive politics and participatory dialogue of the NeoGeographical Resistance Movements of the 21st century will be given preference, so that we might help to continue to think, in an accessible manner, about the strategies and tactics necessary to combat the complex international injustices of our time.
|Presenter||Hannes Gerhardt*, University of West Georgia, Greenpeace's resistance and the challenge of geography||20||10:00 AM|
|Presenter||Hanife Vardi Topal*, New Jersey Institute Of Technology, Demonstration as Performance: The Women's March in Washington and Sister Marches||20||10:20 AM|
|Presenter||Lais Oliveira*, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Spacialized and articulated struggle: the new urban activisms||20||10:40 AM|
|Presenter||Jordan Hill*, University of Colorado Denver, Resisting The Savior: The Intersectional Protests at the 2008 Democratic National Convention||20||11:00 AM|
|Discussant||Cheryl Teelucksingh Ryerson University||20||11:20 AM|
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