Demonstrations

Demonstrations, Olivier Fillieule, Danielle Tartakowsky

Demonstrations, Olivier Fillieule, Danielle Tartakowsky

For all the non-French speaking friends and colleagues out there interested in the Francophone school of political sociology, and more specifically, the study of protest and collective action, here’s a very good (upcoming) book to be on the look out for.

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The Presentation of the Everyday Revolution

I participated last october in an international seminar tackling the issue of “events” in social sciences organized in the University of Lausanne by the Department of Religion Studies. During that seminar, I gave a talk (in french, the video is available here) presenting some remarks and observation I already had suggested in a paper published in the French review of political sciences, titled “The roads to Revolution” (available here, still in french, sorry!). The talk is entitled, in reference to the seminal book by Erwing Goffman, The Presentation of Everyday Revolution (which, I have to admit, sounds better in french : “la mise en scène de la révolution quotidienne”). Hope you find it interesting.

YC

Arab Revolutions Bibliography

I have gathered a number of references about the Arab Revolts and Revolutions, in one document accessible here, as a part of the documentation for a Masters course taught at the University of Lausanne, titled “Compared Sociology of Revolutions : the Case of North Africa and the Middle East”, by Professors Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi and Olivier Fillieule. Hope it’s of use.

YC