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Interface 7/2 now online

category international | worker & community struggles and protests | press release author Tuesday December 15, 2015 18:51author by Laurence Cox - MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism

Movements in post/socialisms

Volume seven, issue two of Interface, an open-access online journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out on the theme of “movements in post/socialisms”.

Volume seven, issue two of Interface, a peer-reviewed online journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out on the theme of “movements in post/socialisms”. Interface is open-access (free), global and multilingual. Our overall aim is to "learn from each other's struggles": to develop a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national or regional contexts.

Like all issues of Interface, this issue is free and open-access. You can download articles individually or a complete PDF of the issue (3.9 MB). Please note that you can also subscribe (free) on the right-hand side of the webpage to get email notification each time a new issue or call for papers is out. This issue of Interface includes 275 pages and 19 pieces, by authors writing from / about Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, the UK and the USA.

Articles in this issue include:

Jiři Navrátil, Kevin Lin, Laurence Cox,
Movements in post/socialisms

Call for papers volume 8 issue 2
Social movement auto/biographies

Themed pieces
Ágnes Gagyi,
Why don’t East European movements address inequalities the way Western European movements do? A review essay on the availability of movement-relevant research
Kacper Szulecki, Tomasz Borewicz and Janusz Walusko,
A brief green moment: the emergence and decline of the Polish anti-nuclear and environmental movement
Monika Uhlerová,
From political neutrality to strategic alliance: the trade union movement as a political actor after the post-socialist transformation in Slovakia

General pieces
Andrea Rigon,
Unequal power relations in the governance of the World Social Forum process: an analysis of the practices of the Nairobi Forum
Alessandra Renzi,
Info-capitalism and resistance: how information shapes social movements
Sandra Smeltzer and Daniel J. Paré,
Challenging electoral authoritarianism in Malaysia: the embodied politics of the Bersih movement
Valeria Pecorelli,
Wondering while wandering: living between academia and activism
Alissa Starodub,
Post-representational epistemology in practice: processes of relational knowledge creation in autonomous social movements
Peter Waterman,
An enfant terrible of international communism (and international communication)
Brian Martin,
How activists can challenge double standards
Claudia Saba,
Palestinian armed resistance: the absent critique

• Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen (2014). We Make Our Own History, Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism. Reviewed by Christopher Gunderson
• Chris Dixon (2014). Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements. Reviewed by Lesley J. Wood
• Theresa O’Keefe (2013). Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements. Reviewed by Annette Behrens
• Betsy Leondar-Wright (2014). Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures. Reviewed by Bob Eastman
• Wolfson, Todd (2014). Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left. Reviewed by Gino Canella
• Martinot, Steve (2014). The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment. Reviewed by Nick J. Sciullo
• Oriola, Temitope (2013). Criminal resistance: the politics of kidnapping oil workers. Reviewed by Tomás Mac Sheoin

A call for papers for volume 8 issue 2 (November 2016) on social movement auto/biographies is now open, deadline May 1st 2016.

We can review and publish articles in Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Zulu. The website has the full CFP and details on how to submit articles for this issue here.

The forthcoming issue of Interface (May 2016) will be an open (unthemed) issue.

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