Monday, 8 June 2015

Latest issue of Interface: movement practice(s)

Interface: a journal for and about social movements  
Volume seven, issue one (May 2015): Movement practice(s)

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Volume seven, issue one of Interface, a peer-reviewed online journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out on the theme of “movement practice(s)”. Interface is open-access (free), global and multilingual. Our overall aim is to "learn from each other's struggles": to develop a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national or regional contexts.

Like all issues of Interface, this issue is free and open-access. You can download articles individually or a complete PDF of the issue (8.49 MB). Please note that you can also subscribe (free) on the right-hand side of the webpage to get email notification each time a new issue or call for papers is out. This issue of Interface includes 397 pages and 26 pieces, by authors writing from / about Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA and in English and Spanish.

Articles in this issue include:

Themed pieces
Balca Arda,
Apolitical is political: an ethnographic study on the public sphere in the Gezi uprising in Turkey
Ece Canli and Fatma Umul,
Bodies on the streets: gender resistance and collectivity in the Gezi revolts
Silvia Ilonka Wolf,
Beyond nonhuman animal rights: A grassroots movement in Istanbul and its alignment with other causes
Kathleen Rodgers and Willow Scobie,
Sealfies, seals and celebs: expressions of Inuit resilience in the Twitter era
Steward Jackson and Peter John Chen,
Rapid mobilisation of demonstrators in March Australia
ETC Dee and G. Debelle dos Santos,
Examining mainstream media discourses on the squatters’ movements in Barcelona and London
Lesley Wood and Cristina Flesher Fominaya,
World’s first hologram protest in Spain
Alberto Arribas Lozano,
Recordar el 15M para reimaginar el presente. Los movimientos sociales en España más allá del ciclo electoral de 2015
Claire de la Lune,
Mass action speed dating: an experiment in making mass actions empowering and effective at Reclaim the Power 2013 and 2014
Chris Hermes and Ezra Nepon,
Fundraising for direct action and legal defense: a case study of the 2000 RNC protests
Christina Jerne,
From marching for change to producing the change: reconstructions of the Italian anti-mafia movement
Daniel Cortese,
I’m a “good” activist, you’re a “bad” activist, and everything I do is activism: parsing the different types of “activist” identities in LBGTQ organizing
Tommaso Gravante,
Interconnections between anarchist practices and grassroots struggles
Michael Loadenthal,
Revisiting the master’s toolset: concerning pedagogy, privilege, and the classroom-to-war room pipeline
Heinz Nigg,
Sans-papiers on their March for Freedom 2014: how refugees and undocumented migrants challenge Fortress Europe

General pieces
Mary Naughton,
Protest in Ireland since the bailout
Rory Hearne,
The Irish water war
Selina Gallo-Cruz,
Protest and public relations: the reinvention of the US Army School of the Americas
Eva Gondorová and Ulf Teichmann,
Summer school: Social movements in global perspectives – past, present and future

·       Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox (eds.), Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest. Reviewed by Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
·       JP Clark, The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism. Reviewed by Gerard Gill
·       Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve Lebaron (eds.), Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism. Reviewed by Lika Rodin.
·       Alexandros Kioupkiolis and Giorgios Katsambekis, eds. (2014). Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemony of the People. Reviewed by Jamie Matthews
·       Stefania Milan (2013). Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change. Reviewed by A.T. Kingsmith
·       Anna Schober (2013). The Cinema Makers: Public Life and the Exhibition of Difference in South-Eastern and Central Europe since the 1960s. Reviewed by Niamh Mongey
·       Donatella Della Porta and Alice Mattoni, eds. (2014). Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis.  AND
·       Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzelini (2014). They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy. Reviewed by Nils C. Kumkar

An open call for papers for volume 8 issue 1 (May 2016) of Interface is now open, deadline November 1st 2015. For this issue we welcome pieces on any aspect of social movement research and practice that fit within our mission statement (

We can review and publish articles in Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Zulu. The website has the full CFP and details on how to submit articles for this issue at  

The forthcoming issue of Interface (November 2015) will be on movements in post/socialisms.

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