Back to the Future? Changing Repertoire in Comtemporary Protests
204 Maxwell Hall
Brought to you through the Fulbright Scholar Program's Outreach Lecturing Fund
Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça
Associate Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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 reasons.
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Co-sponsored by Executive Education and the International Relations Program
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