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Alexander Smith

1 Banal activism On Saturday 9 June 2001, the Scotsman newspaper published a cartoon displaying a country road gridlocked with motorists and caravans. As the procession winds around a bend in the distance, they pass a road sign announcing: ‘Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway – Unique Habitat of Scotland’s Only Tory MP! Amazing Wonders of Nature!’ Published days after the 2001 general election, this cartoon satirised the election of the little-known Scottish Conservative candidate Peter Duncan in the rural southwest of Scotland. Following the ‘wipe out’ of the

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives

Anti-racist scholar-activism raises urgent questions about the role of contemporary universities and the academics who work within them. As profound socio-racial crises collide with mass anti-racist mobilisations, this book focuses on the praxes of academics working within, and against, their institutions in pursuit of anti-racist social justice.

Amidst a searing critique of the university’s neoliberal and imperial character, Joseph-Salisbury and Connelly situate the university as a contested space, full of contradictions and tensions.

Drawing upon original empirical data, the book considers how anti-racist scholar-activists navigate barriers and backlash in order to leverage the opportunities and resources of the university in service to communities of resistance.

Showing praxes of anti-racist scholar-activism to be complex, diverse, and multifaceted, and paying particular attention to how scholar-activists grapple with their own complicities in the harms perpetrated and perpetuated by higher education institutions, this book is a call to arms for academics who are, or would like to be, committed to social justice.

Causal factors stimulating change
Joe McGrath

5 From apathy to activism: causal factors stimulating change Introduction Part I showed that the State was not concerned with issues of corporate and white-collar crime because it had a largely agrarian economy with low levels of corporate activity. Increased corporate activity was a way of providing employment. It had positive connotations so there was little social or political recognition of the potentially negative effects of inadequate corporate regulation. This chapter analyses the causal factors that led to the recognition that corporate misconduct could

in Corporate and white-collar crime in Ireland
Małgorzata Jakimów

methods which are legally allowed, but informally discouraged by the state. Yet others use channels which are outright taboo, yet which are not explicitly illegal, such as petitions, collective bargaining or strikes. These channels are used to put forward a request for change in the law as well as for wider social and political change. As will emerge through the chapter, the majority of NGOs performing these ‘acts’ continue to use the language of law in order to legitimise and sustain their activism, which further emphasises the ambiguous role of the law in the process

in China’s citizenship challenge
Małgorzata Jakimów

Given the centrality of labour in migrant worker NGOs’ work, why not simply understand their involvement in countering social injustice as labour activism? Indeed, a great proportion of the existing studies would label these organisations’ work as part of a wider labour movement, primarily linked to the rise of working-class consciousness among migrant workers (Sun, 2014 ; Chan, 2012a ; Friedman and Lee, 2010 ; Chen and Yang, 2017 ; Froissart, 2018 ; Xu Y., 2013 ). But isn't the history of the working class a history of citizenship

in China’s citizenship challenge
Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Laura Connelly

A manifesto for anti-racist scholar-activism Whilst this book has shown that there is no one way to engage in anti-racist scholar-activism, we have highlighted a number of themes that might be understood as broad, guiding principles. These ideas build on the tenets we set out in the Introduction as informing our vision of anti-racist scholar-activism, and they also inform our own praxes. More importantly, though, they are recurrent across the accounts of participants. In some ways, this chapter shares

in Anti-racist scholar-activism
Éirígí and RNU
Paddy Hoey

6 New forms of republican (in)activism: éirígí and RNU There are two ways to be wrong about the Internet. One is to embrace cyberutopianism and treat the Internet as inherently democratizing. Just leave it alone, the argument goes, and the Internet will destroy dictatorships, undermine religious fundamentalism, and make up for failures of institutions.1 éirígí and RNU: guerrilla media, propaganda and the public sphere Situating republican activism within the structural confines of the public sphere and counterpublic structures allows us to conceptualize and

in Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters
Thomas D’haeninck, Jan Vandersmissen, Gita Deneckere, and Christophe Verbruggen

and Schuster and the medicalisation of society coincided with the formation of transnational reformist networks and the internationalisation of the social question. 15 Hence, in this contribution we look at the social activism of medical doctors and hygienists in a twofold manner: first, as part of scientific and intellectual movements from which emerges the

in Medical histories of Belgium
State-centred but organizationally fragmented
Andy Smith

Introduction Nation states are, of course, not only delimitations of space within which a particular range of social, economic and cultural activities take place. They are institutionalized entities which have been deeply shaped by varying forms of collective and political action, on the one hand, and, on the other, set parameters upon how this action has developed and taken place. In order to set out how collective action takes place in contemporary France, this chapter will therefore describe the types of activism that predominate in this country, whilst

in Made in France
Jonathan Moss

1 Contextualising women’s workplace activism in post-war England T he growth of women’s employment was one of the most significant social and economic changes in post-war England. But what were the implications of these changes for working-class women’s political identities and sense of self? This chapter provides an overview of how women’s growing presence in the workforce was understood by contemporaries. It demonstrates that female workers, trade unions, social scientists and WLM activists were increasingly drawing public attention to the poor conditions and

in Women, workplace protest and political identity in England, 1968-85