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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and quotidian. It challenged the prerogative of a few men and women of a certain social status and ethnic background to rule and decide the fate and fortune of all others. Hundreds of collective actions of deliberation and decision making, community organizing, the construction of reciprocal trust...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 865–871.
Published: 01 October 2022
... pretrial. The Debt Collective—the nation’s first debtors’ union—is piloting work to abolish $500 million in bail debt held by cosigners across California as a new form of collective action around carceral debt. We explore the concept of a carceral debtors’ union as part of broader debtors’ union...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (4): 914–924.
Published: 01 October 2018
... resistance are likely to help recast extant interpretations and boundaries of collective action, as well as the meaning and scope of refugee struggles at the transnational level. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 refugee crisis collective action transnational networks of solidarity self...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (2): 401–411.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., it moves onto a discussion of how the TFC was able to formulate a set of demands which applied across the different contexts and environments of its member organizations. Third, it discusses how the TFC has functioned in practice, focusing on collective actions and responses to deaths at work. The article...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 232–241.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and courts to (mis)interpret in the service of political expediency/judicial bias/equivocation. It is the people who, through collective action and civic engagement, hold institutions to account and provide the tools and experiences that must shape constitutional interpretation. This article will examine...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 436–445.
Published: 01 April 2015
... union in its traditional form. It argues that although experiences of collective action in the aftermath of the Marikana massacre hold the potential for a radical reconfiguration of politics in South Africa, there is also the danger that they will be unable to escape the old frameworks and sutures...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 410–419.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Nik Theodore This essay examines the role of arts and culture in processes of identity formation and collective action among day laborers in the United States. Focusing on the performance of “The Ballad of Industry,” a corrido (narrative poem set to music) that was written by a day laborer...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (1): 188–198.
Published: 01 January 2022
... struggles for equality and liberty in Turkey and beyond. Drawing on the collective history of struggles and different forms and scales of action, this making of the dissident body politic weaves together embodied public performances; mediatized communicative labor, including online forums, commissions...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 511–520.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the masses are collectively engaged in action; it is the expression of action itself. In a more general sense, May ’68, the first global protest movement in postwar history, teaches us that revolutions (especially so-called color revolutions) are no simple textbook events: they are propelled by a specific...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Rei Terada “Working through” would seem to be the crux of psychoanalysis. It is the collective name for the processes by which, despite itself, resistance gives way. Cumulatively, moments of unknotted resistance account for larger psychic change where it has been stalled —for, by definition, where...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 287–307.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Megan Brown This essay focuses on shifts in attitude toward risk management, which, following the work of Ulrich Beck, is loosely defined as a collection of preventive measures attempting to shield people from the widespread consequences of industrial development. Recent years have seen...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (4): 965–973.
Published: 01 October 2011
... to organize. Minimal Politics The criteria just mentioned stenographically make up the categorial nucleus of every politics that is worth the name. They, in a sense, constitute the minimal conditions of political action: collectivity, strategy, conflictuality, organization. Of course...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 784–803.
Published: 01 October 2013
... organization. Soon, the red square and the inscrip- tion DEBT were collaged together as a new online meme, becoming the semi- officialwastheOWS groupblack-and-yellowin actions. turn visual Not translated anlogo Alternative, of tactical-symbolic intoStrike a set theDebt of arts flags, on collective...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 873–883.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to the world in which they work. The Blackout Collective, direct action trainers and organizers working for Black liberation based in the Bay Area, refer to this form of direct interven- tion as “abolitionist actions.”3 Abolitionist actions are conceived of as longue dureé actions that take place...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (3): 581–597.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Jayna Brown This essay considers the film Born in Flames in the context of the radical black feminism of the 1970s and 1980s, with an eye to the current invigoration of black feminist political action. It focuses on the way the film envisions the formation of a counterpublic and commons...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (1): 203–213.
Published: 01 January 2024
... no previous experience of participation in social and political organizations. It explores this event's strength in triggering contentious actions on the urban margins, and repression by the police‐criminal apparatus of the state. Delving into the ethical and biographical dispositions facilitating...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1941) 40 (3): 220–227.
Published: 01 July 1941
..., Gregory summarizes: The younger liberals have deserted the Mencken camp; they not only mistrust the validity of democratic action in a country where collective action has become a necessity, but they no longer enjoy the endless vista of the decay of the aristocratic libertarianism of Jefferson...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 521–533.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., then with regards to society it is expressed through a nonindividual desire (close to what Kant called sensus communis, or a shared feeling), expressed in nonre˜ective collective action. Without this action, which Lenin called the creativity of the masses, no revolution is possible in the social sphere. Finally...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 January 2015
... saisonniers dans l’agriculture européenne” (“Seasonal Workers in European Agriculture”) . Special issue, Etudes rurales , no. 182 . Perrotta Domenico Sacchetto Devi . 2013 . “Les ouvriers agricoles étrangers dans l’Italie méridionale entre ‘séclusion’ et action collective” (“Foreign...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (2): 396–406.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of the Egyptian economy and the sell-off of the public sector. He was largely successful. Workers responded to Nazif’s policies by escalating their already ele- vated level of contentious collective action. From 1998 to 2003 there was an average of 118 collective actions per year. In 2004 there were...