Anti-War Activism

As the United States of America threaten air strikes on Syria, anti-war protests have taken place across the globe. This week, we’ve collated a list of open access resources on anti-war activism. Burgin, S. (2012) Understanding anti-war activism as a gendering activity: A look at the U.S.’s anti-Vietnam War movement [Journal Article]. Collins, C. (1971) Coming home…

#occupygezi: Protest Posters Progress

Yaman Kayabali is a postgraduate student in the Art History and Museum Curating program at the University of Sussex. Prior to his studies at Sussex, he worked as a project coordinator in an exhibition design company in Istanbul. Yaman is currently researching the effects of political ideology on the early republican architecture in the new…

#occupygezi: Gezi Protests in Turkey

Yaman Kayabali is a postgraduate student in the Art History and Museum Curating program at the University of Sussex. Prior to his studies at Sussex, he worked as a project coordinator in an exhibition design company in Istanbul. Yaman is currently researching the effects of political ideology on the early republican architecture in the new…

Celebrity Politics: Image and Identity in Contemporary Political Communications by Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler is a Professor of Political Communications at London Metropolitan University. Mark’s research interests include the political economy of the global mass media, the political relations between Hollywood and Washington, and the rise of celebrity politics. This week, Mark Wheeler introduces his new book on Celebrity Politics. Celebrity politicians and politicized celebrities have had…

G8 Resources

Last week, the G8 summit was held in Northern Ireland. Media coverage leading up the events, focused on a police operation costing £50 million. Gatherings of ‘world leaders’ have long interested protesters and academics researching political dissent. This week, we’ve compiled a listing of open-access resources on activism linked to G8 summits. Barr, D. &…

Movement Praxis Prefigures System Change

James Anderson is a Ph.D student in Mass Communications and Media Arts at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His research interests include social movements, political economy, world systems analysis, critical pedagogy, prefigurative direct action and satire. He believes praxis makes perfect. He also says his words are his weapon, and, like so many others, he…

Blogging For (A) Change

Eric Anthony Grollman is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Indiana University.  Eric’s research primarily focuses on the health consequences of discrimination, with attention to the health and well-being of women, LGBT people, and people of colour more generally.  Through his blogging on his own website and for Kinsey Confidential, Eric aims to make academic…