A special issue that Melissa, Vinnarasan and me have edited for Contemporary Social Science,’Political activism across the life course‘ has just been published! The publishing of the issue rounds up a journey we set off on about a year ago, in our “Activism on the edge of age” workshop – which we organised last June …Read More
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A few weeks ago we ran our second reading groups at Sussex University in Brighton and at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in Hyderabad. Both groups read Judith Butler’s piece on Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance. Below Vinnarasan and I have written up a short summary and impressions from the two discussions. Melissa: …Read More
Activism, citizenship, social consciousness and beyond: what are circuits of social action? Dr Nolas explores the what and when of childhood social actionRead More
Since I came to Athens and started fieldwork for the Connectors Study, I have been engaged into researching (and trying to make sense of) activism and solidarity movements here. There are several reasons for this engagement, as for instance the fact that we, in Connectors Study, are interested in employing parental activism as a proxy …Read More
As I am settling in Athens for fieldwork, I often find myself passing through a small charming park in Navarinou street, in Exarchia. I have undertaken some exploratory visits in the district, as it appears to be a very interesting place for the Connectors Study, and I have sometimes sat there for a coffee. Additionally, …Read More