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Stuart Price is professor of media and political discourse, and chair of the Media Discourse Group, at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the author of a number of monographs, including Worst-Case Scenario? Governance, mediation and the security regime (2011), and Brute Reality: power, discourse and the mediation of war (2010).
Ruth Sanz Sabido is Reader in Media and Social Inequality at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dedication / Acknowledgements / List of Illustrations / Introduction / Part I: Protest, Memory and Citizenship / 1. The Legacy of Dissent: Class, Gender and Austerity - Stuart Price / 2. ‘They Call it Democracy’: Cultural Memory and Anti-Austerity Protests in Spain - Ruth Sanz Sabido / 3. Social Protest, Political Change and Democratisation in Ukraine - Soeren Keil, David Bates and Matthew Ogilvie / Part II: Occupation, Technology and Ideology / 4. No Gods, no Masters … no Leaders? The Role of ‘anarchists’ in Occupy - Mark Bergfeld / 5. A Marxist and an Anarchist Walk into the Occupy Movement: Internal and External Communication Practices of Radical Left Groups - Thomas Swann / 6. Accelerating the Revolution: the Mediated Usurpation of Street Protest - Ingrid M. Hoofd /Part III: Riots and Political Discourse / 7. Calls to Order: ‘Anarchy’, Riots and State Repression - Stuart Price / 8. Conflicting Narratives in the Fog of Riot: The Case of the 2011 Stokes Croft Riots - Cassian Sparkes-Vian / 9. Student Occupations: A New Generation of Protesters - Lee Salter / Part IV: Solidarity, Citizenship and Intervention / 10. Bordering on Reproducing the State: Migrant Solidarity Collectives and Constructions of the Other in ‘Safer Spaces’- Claire English / 11. Marxism, Anti-imperialism and the Asian Youth Movements in Britain - Anandi Ramamurthy / 12. Citizen Journalism and Active Citizenship - Vincent Campbell / Index / About the Contributors
The recent explosion of pro-democracy and anti-austerity protests from the bottom-up have revitalized ‘the political’ around the globe and have done so in a period when many occupying top-down perspectives had thought that hopes for a better future had historically run into the sands of neo-liberalism, repressive states and consumerism. This latest collection by Stuart Price and Ruth Sanz Sabido intelligently dissects the conditions and contingencies of protest in the contemporary era and provides new insights into the prospects and challenges confronting new social movements for change.
— Simon Cottle, Professor of Media and Communications at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University
Based on a range of recent case studies from contemporary protest movements including Occupy, the Stokes Croft Riots, the 2011 Riots, Calais Migrant Solidarity and Pussy Riot.
Offers critical comparisons with historical social movement including an exploration of the background to the Spanish Civil war.
A multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted account that draws on a variety of positions, beliefs and experiences, in keeping with the disparate nature of the activities and the academic and journalistic responses to them.