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Title: Protest camps: An emerging field of social movement research
Authors: Frenzel, Fabian
Feigenbaum, Anna
Mccurdy, Patrick
First Published: 29-Nov-2013
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Sociological Review, 2014, 62 (3), pp 457-474
Abstract: Recently protest camps have emerged around the world as a highly visible form of protest. Part and parcel of new social movement activism for over 40 years, they are important sites and catalysts for identity creation, expression, political contention and incubators for social change. While research has punctually addressed individual camps, there is lack of comparative and comprehensive research that links historic and contemporary protest camps as a unique area of interdisciplinary study. Research on the phenomenon to date has remained punctual and case based. This paper proposes to study protest camps as a distinct new field of research in social movement studies. Existing literature is critically reviewed and framed in three thematic clusters of spatiality, affect and autonomy. On the basis of this review the paper develops a research approach based on the analysis of infrastructures used to make protest camps. We contest that an infrastructural analysis highlights protest camps as a unique organizational form and transcends the limits of case-based research while respecting the varying contexts and trajectories of protest camps.
DOI Link: 10.1111/1467-954X.12111
ISSN: 0038-0261
eISSN: 1467-954X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2013 The Authors. The Sociological Review © 2013 The Editorial Board of The Sociological Review. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This is the accepted version of the following article: Frenzel, F., Feigenbaum, A., and McCurdy, P., Protest camps: an emerging field of social movement research,The Sociological Review, Volume 62, Issue 3, pages 457–474, August 2014 which has been published in final form at;jsessionid=2B2BBCDE65D32EC81BAB3433117209DA.f02t03.
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