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Back to the Future? Changing Repertoire in Comtemporary Protests

204 Maxwell Hall

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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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