Revolt and Revolution: The Protester in the 21st Century

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Revolt and Revolution: The Protester in the 21st Century

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Edited by Euripides Altintzoglou and Martin Fredriksson

Year: 2016

Format: eBook (pdf)

Since the Arab spring, social unrest and demands for systemic change have continued to spread, from the anti-austerity street marches in Europe and the progressive ‘No Borders’ global movement, to protests against neoconservative and xenophobic populist movements

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In the wake of the Arab Spring, Time Magazine named ‘The Protester’, 2011s Person of the Year. Revolts, social unrest and demands for systemic change continue to spread from the anti-austerity street marches in Europe and the progressive ‘No Borders’ global movement, to protests against neoconservative and xenophobic populist movements. Histories are currently being (re)written and he immanence and promise of large scale political revolutions is as present today as ever on our planet.

As the goals and aspirations of protesters across the world become more heterogeneous and less programmatic, it becomes increasingly hard to say what ‘the protester’ wants and where ‘the revolution’ will take us. This book embraces the ambiguity and heterogeneity of contemporary protest movements, pointing to how the potentials of revolutionary acts reside behind seemingly irrelevant, disorganized outbursts of apparently aimless acts. Giving meaning to the sign carried by a protester of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration: ‘We’re here; we’re unclear; get used to it’.

Revolt and Revolution: The Protester in the 21st Century
Euripides Altintzoglou and Martin Fredriksson

Why Men Rebel? The History of the Great Question since Ancient Greece until Arab Spring
Aleksandra Porada

Agent Art vs. Resistance to Freedom
Ceren Selmanpakoğlu

Deflowered Revolution: An Ethical Examination of Neo-Liberal Tactics of Pacification
Euripides Altintzoglou

East Germany’s Ecological Revolution: The Third Way
Martin Blum

The Erotic as an Act of Resistance to the Despotism of the State: Nuruddin Farah’s Sweet and Sour Milk as an Example
Sarah Nagaty

Euripides Altintzoglou is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Wolverhampton. A practicing artist and a writer whose work critically engages with the dialectical interrelation of politics and art.

Martin Fredriksson works as assistant professor at the Department of Culture Studies (Tema Q), Linköping University, where he is doing research on issues relating to commons, copyright, piracy and social movements.