The Collective Behavior and Social Movements (CBSM) section of the American Sociological Association will hold a workshop at Northwestern University’s downtown campus in Chicago, on August 20 and 21, 2015 – immediately prior to the ASA’s annual meeting.
The workshop will center around the many kinds of interactions that social movements have with the organizations, populations, and practices that they target for change. These might include corporations, police forces, other state agencies, or consumers who smoke, take drugs, eat meat, or buy clothes from sweatshops. But it might also include bystanders reached through the media. We hope to examine not only the campaigns and actions of protestors, but the strategic responses of their targets, and especially the dynamic interactions among multiple players.
We invite submissions from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and using a variety of methodologies.
In addition to plenary and regular sessions centered on these themes, the workshop will include roundtables with senior scholars and selected regular sessions unrelated to the theme.
To submit an abstract for a panel session or register for a roundtable, please visit the Call for Abstracts web page