Social Science and Public Policy

Back to the Future? Changing Repertoire in Comtemporary Protests

November 18, 2019 at 11:00am12:00pm

Maxwell Hall, 204

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Brought to you through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund

Ricardo Fabrino Mendoncam Associate Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of California Irvine

This presentation discusses the 2013 demonstrations in Brazil through the lenses of contemporary democratic theory and of current debates within social movements’ literature. Drawing from 50 semi-structured interviews with participants of that political process and from Facebook interactions, Prof. Mendonça discusses identity-building and repertoires of contention in these multitudinary protests, arguing that their novelty is related to their capacity to be meaningful to very different individuals for diverse reason.

Co-sponsored by Executive Education and the International Relations Program.

This event was published on November 14, 2019.


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