Mobilization: Memories and Movements

Mobilization publishes research on social and political movements

Special Issue: Call for Papers

Memories and Movements

In recent years, movement scholars have become increasingly interested in the nexus between movements and memories. At the same time, memory studies are paying growing attention to agency, resilience and resistance lately. The 50th anniversary of 1968 movements around the world provides a good opportunity to bring the different strands of research on movements and memory together. Deepening our understanding of movements’ legacies and relationships with the past is also gaining importance in the context of calls for widening the temporal lens in analyzing social movements and paying more attention to the historical embeddedness of protests. The journal Mobilization seeks contributions for a special issue on memories and movements, guest edited by Priska Daphi (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Lorenzo Zamponi (Scuola Normale Superiore). Mobilization will publish the special issue in December 2019.

For the special issue, we seek high-quality, original research articles from all disciplines that explore different dimensions of the interaction between memory and social movements. We welcome theoretical and empirical articles that address memories as outcomes of mobilization and/or as significant factors in shaping further mobilization. Central questions include, but are not limited to:

  • How do social movements participate or intervene in public memories about past contentions and other historical events?
  • How do social movements remember themselves or previous movements?
  • How does the past and its public remembrance influence mobilization?

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Mobilization editorial web site. Please review our guidelines prior to submission. Please note in your cover letter that this manuscript is for our special issue on Memories and Movements.

Submissions are due January 1 2019 and potential authors must agree to submit any potential revisions within six weeks. Potential authors are encouraged to contact the special issue editors, &, with any questions in advance of submission.

Mobilization is the leading journal of research on social and political movements and other forms of contentious politics. Our goal is to advance the systematic, scholarly, and scientific study of these phenomena, and to provide a forum for the discussion of methodologies, theories, and conceptual approaches across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social psychology, communications, and anthropology.

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