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Subject: CfP 'Where have all the classes gone?', ICDD workshop, 3-4 Dec
2015, Kassel
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 *Call for Papers*

*Where have all the classes gone? Collective action and social struggles in
a global context*

*ICDD Workshop at the University of Kassel (Germany), 3-4 December 2015*

The so-called new social movements (NSM) have emerged in Western countries
from the 1960s and 1970s. The apparent novelty of their struggles was the
rupture with class politics and labor movement struggles. Since then, a
vast majority of analyses and theoretical contributions have moved away
from class struggle analysis and labor-capital antagonisms. In order to
make sense of diverse and novel forms of resistance, social movements
theories focused on particular aspects such as the institutionalization of
political opportunities, the formation of identities or the ways of
bringing the protests into public debate. Despite the strength of these
approaches in understanding different elements of collective action, the
question concerning the role of class politics and the political economy in
collective action still remains. Collective forms of resistance continue to
be diverse and stem from different contexts. Their demands range from the
right to housing to calls against modern violence and slavery, gender
equality or access to land and environmental protection. In an increasingly
globalizing world, social movements and resistance are formed even in
virtual campaigns against global trade agreements that benefit
corporations, urban-rural movements against rising poverty, and localized
political movements challenging neoliberal policies in their countries.
What do all these struggles have in common? How does the global political
economy affect them, even those which are apparently not connected to
economic issues? Is class still a valid category for understanding
resistance? These are some of the questions that the workshop intends to
address. The space for exchanging insights is offered to academic
contributions from different disciplines and activists. Hence, we
especially encourage junior scientists and activists as well to submit
their abstracts in this context.

Topics of interest can include, albeit by no means limited to, studies that
focus on:

1) Actors: Studies focusing on protests and social movements emerging and
revolving around class and non-class identities such as migrants, peasants,
women, LGBTIH, and youth.

2) Context or process-tracing: Research tracing processes or focusing on
historical conjunctures from which collective action and struggles surface,
i.e., neoliberal expansion in the Global South.

3) Aims and issue-based demands: Studies that examine political, economic
or social issues and problems highlighting the demands from which the
protests and discontent arises such as right to city spaces, housing, water
struggles, free education, and health and rural movements arising against

4) Types of conflict: Studies could also explore the features and
characters of conflicts whether long term, emerging or recent popular
uprisings varying from Brazil, Hong Kong, China, Turkey or Ukraine.

Applications are to be sent to *2015workshop at icdd.uni-kassel.de*
<2015workshop at icdd.uni-kassel.de> with an abstract of not more than 300
words *by* *August 30, 2015* at the latest. The successful participants
will be notified by September 30, 2015. The submission of full papers is
requested by November 15, 2015.

The workshop, organized by the International Center for Development and
Decent Work (ICDD), will take place at the University of Kassel, Germany.

*Confirmed Keynote Speakers*: Cenk Saracoglu (University of Ankara), Emma
Dowling (Middlesex University)

*Contact:* *2015workshop at icdd.uni-kassel.de*
<2015workshop at icdd.uni-kassel.de>

*Organizing Committee: *Jorge Forero, Aishah Namukasa, Halyna Semenyshyn

*Program Committee:* Joaquin Bernaldez, Oksana Balashova,  Alexander
Gallas, Ismail Doga Karatepe, Verna Dinah Viajar

*Recent publications*

1. 2014. From Coldwar Communism to the Global Justice Movement: Itinerary
of a Long-Distance Internationalist.
_to_the_global_emancipatory_movement/ (Free). 2. 2014. Interface Journal
Special (Co-Editor), December 2014. 'Social Movement Internationalisms'.
(Free).3. 2014. with Laurence Cox, ‘Movement Internationalism/s’,
Interface: a Journal for and about Social Movements. (Editorial), Vol. 6
(2), pp. 1–12. 4. 2014. ‘The International Labour Movement in, Against and
Beyond, the Globalized and Informatized Cage of Capitalism and Bureaucracy.
(Interview). Interface: a Journal for and about Social Movements. Vol. 6
(2), pp. 35-58. 5. 2014. 'The Networked Internationalism of Labour's
Others', in Jai Sen (ed), Peter Waterman (co-ed), The Movement of
Movements: Struggles for Other Worlds  (Part I). (10 Euros). 6. 2015.
Waterman, Peter. ‘Beyond Labourism, Development and Decent Work’.
Global Labour Journal, 2015, 6(2), pp. 246-50.

*More publications, click [////]*

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