2017 PSSM Sessions at Congress

The Political Sociology and Social Movements Cluster is happy to announce the following seven sessions at this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. For presentation abstracts, please click here.

1. Changing Boundaries Between State and Society

Date: Tuesday May 30 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: TRSM 1-149

Organizers: Barry Eidlin, McGill University, Randle Hart, Saint Mary’s University, Andrew Patterson, University of Lethbridge, Michelle Ryan, University of Ottawa
Chair: Kim Pernell-Gallagher, University of Toronto

Presentations:

Martin Lukk, University of Toronto; Erik Schneiderhan, University of Toronto; Joanne Soares, University of Toronto
“Worthy? Crowdfunding the Canadian Health and Education Sectors”

Mary-Beth Raddon, Brock University
“The Business of Hope: Professional Fundraising and Neoliberalization in Canada, 1995-2009”

Patricia Landolt, University of Toronto; Luin Goldring, York University
“Public School Administration and the Boundary Politics of Citizenship”

2. Discourse and Framing Practices in Politics

Date: Tuesday May 30 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: TRSM 1-149

Organizers: Barry Eidlin, McGill University, Randle Hart, Saint Mary’s University, Andrew Patterson, University of Lethbridge, Michelle Ryan, University of Ottawa
Chair: Randle Hart, Saint Mary’s University

Presentations:

Anna Kukkonen, University of Helsinki; Mark Stoddart, Memorial University; Tuomas Yla-Anttila, University of Helsinki
“Climate Change and the Arctic: Discourse Networks and Justifications in Media Debates in Canada and Finland”

David Hofmann, University of New Brunswick; Barbara Perry, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Ryan Scrivens, Simon Fraser University
“Talking with Freemen-on-the-Land: Challenges and Lessons Learned”

Ivanka Knezevic, University of Toronto Mississauga
“Policy Network and Policy Content: The Working of Epistemic Community in Croatian Social Policy”

3. Negotiating Identities in Social Mobilization

Date: Wednesday May 31 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: TRSM 1-003

Organizers: Barry Eidlin, McGill University, Randle Hart, Saint Mary’s University, Andrew Patterson, University of Lethbridge, Michelle Ryan, University of Ottawa
Chair: Shannon Russell, University of Ottawa

Presentations:

Elise Maiolino, University of Toronto
“For the people, by the person: Grassroots’ assessments of political leaders”

Gabriel Menard, University of Toronto
“What about Social Structure? The socio-political dynamics of Network Neutrality regulations in the United States and United Kingdom.”

Rana Sukarieh, York University
“Your Cause is Mine: The Strategy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement in Building Solidary Alliances.”

Ye-Na Lee, University of Ottawa
“#YesAllWomen: Representation of Identity and Feminism in Hashtag Activism”

4. Resistance and Repression in the Global South

Date: Wednesday May 31 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: TRSM 1-003

Organizers: Barry Eidlin, McGill University, Randle Hart, Saint Mary’s University, Andrew Patterson, University of Lethbridge, Michelle Ryan, University of Ottawa
Chair: Andrew Patterson, University of Lethbridge

Presentations:

Omar Faruque, University of Toronto
“Theorizing Subaltern Resistance: A Gramscian Perspective on Popular Struggles against Extractive Capital”

Md Mahmudur Bhuiyan, University of Manitoba
“Labour Movement and Welfare State Development in the Developing Nations: Findings from a Case Study on Bangladesh”

Sabrina Fernandes, University of Brasília
“Leftist fragmentation in Brazil post-June 2013”

Xixi Zhang, Université de Montréal
“Pourquoi s’engage dans l’action? Une étude comparative de mobilisation environnementale en Chine”

5. The Politics of Protest

Date: Tuesday May 30 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: TRSM 1-149

Organizers: Barry Eidlin, McGill University, Randle Hart, Saint Mary’s University, Andrew Patterson, University of Lethbridge, Michelle Ryan, University of Ottawa
Chair: Lesley J. Wood, York University

Presentations:

Anna Slavina, University of Toronto
“Cultures of Engagement: Cross-National Differences in Political Action Repertoires”

Quinn Burt, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Cory Collins, Memorial University of Newfoundland
“Indigenous Protest Within Canadian Political Eras”

Lisa Kowalchuk, University of Guelph
“Accounting for cross-national differences in nurses’ labour militancy: The case of Nicaragua”

Michael Roll, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Movement Emergence in Peripheral Spaces: States, Grievances, and Vigilante Movements in the Global South”

6. Résister au néolibéralisme : finance, inégalités, mobilisations.

Date: Wednesday May 31 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: TRSM 3-147

Organizers: Barry Eidlin, McGill University, Emanuel Guay, Université McGill

Presentations:

Emanuel Guay, Université McGill
“Post-racialisme et gouvernement néolibéral”

Celine Hequet, Université du Québec à Montréal
“Néolibéralisme et travail reproductif”

Audrey Laurin-Lamothe, Université du Québec à Montréal
“Financiarisation des économies et accroissement des inégalités”

Alessandro Drago, McGill University
“Combating Neoliberalism in the Province of Quebec: Towards a Common and Unified Left”

7. The State and Social Movements

Date: Wednesday May 31 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: TRSM 3-147

Presentations:

Catherine Corrigall-Brown, University of British Columbia; Mabel Ho, University of British Columbia
“Funding the Protest? The Impact of Government Funding on Protest Among Women’s, Environmental, and Indigenous Groups”

Dominique Clément, University of Alberta
“How the State Shaped British Columbia’s Social Movement Sector, 1960 to 2014”

Emma Kay, Dalhousie University; Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University
“Trends in State Funding of Women’s Organizations: Do Provinces Fill the Gap in Periods of Neoliberalism?”

Max Stick, Dalhousie University; Howard Ramos, Dalhousie University
“Communities in Need: Declining Municipal Funding of NGOs”

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