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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Social Movements, Memory and Media

Narrative in Action in the Italian and Spanish Student Movements

Authors: Zamponi, Lorenzo

  • Explores the relationship between social movements and collective memories
  • Focuses on past and present student movements in Italy and Spain to analyse contemporary representations of a contentious past
  • Presents the results of interviews with contemporary student activists, assessing the relationship between public memory and the strategic choices of today’s social movements
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About this book

Cultural factors shape the symbolic environment in which contentious politics take place. Among these factors, collective memories are particularly relevant: they can help collective action by providing symbolic material from the past, but at the same time they can constrain people's ability to mobilise by imposing proscriptions and prescriptions.

This book analyses the relationship between social movements and collective memories: how do social movements participate in the building of public memory? And how does public memory, and in particular the media’s representation of a contentious past, influence strategic choices in contemporary movements? To answer these questions the book draws its focus on the evolution of the representation of specific events in the Italian and Spanish student movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Furthermore, through qualitative interviews to contemporary student activists in both countries, it investigates the role of past waves of contention in shaping the present through the publicly discussed image of the past.

About the authors

Lorenzo Zamponi is a Research Fellow in sociology and political science at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in the Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali (Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences) in Italy, where he is part of the COSMOS (Centre on Social Movement Studies) research team. He holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. His research interests include memory, contentious politics and media analysis.

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“While a quite popular topic in cultural history, memory has been  rarely addressed from social movement studies. With its careful conceptualization and rich empirical analysis of mnemonic practices around transformative protest events in mass media and among movement activists, Lorenzo Zamponi’s work gives a fundamental contribution to the bridging of memory studies and studies on contentious politics.” (Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore)

“A truly innovative study of the role historical memory plays in social movements. This richly empirical comparative study is path-breaking in its conceptualization and design.” (Ron Eyerman, Yale University)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zamponi, Lorenzo

    Pages 3-11

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  • Memory and Movements: A Long Research Path

    Zamponi, Lorenzo

    Pages 13-35

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  • The Student Movements in Italy and Spain and How to Study Their Memories

    Zamponi, Lorenzo

    Pages 37-55

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  • Contentious Memories of the Italian Student Movement: The ‘Long 1968’ in the Field of Public Memory

    Zamponi, Lorenzo

    Pages 59-118

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  • Contentious Memories of the Spanish Student Movement: Representations of the Spanish 1968 in the Public Memory of the Transition

    Zamponi, Lorenzo

    Pages 119-175

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68551-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68550-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Movements, Memory and Media
Book Subtitle
Narrative in Action in the Italian and Spanish Student Movements
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68551-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68551-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68550-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 339
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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