Anthropology of Social Movements (EASA network)


Anthropology of Social Movements (EASA network)

The vivid re-emergence of social movements in many parts of the world attracts increasingly the interest of ethnographers and anthropologists. The space of this group aims to offer the possibility to exchange articles, bibliographic references and other longer documents of interest. The group is founded by the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) - network ( You can subscribe to the official mailing list of the network at:

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Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2012

Literature Input

Here you can find three different "basic" literature overviews on the connection between social movement studies and anthropology, one "classic" (Edelman) and two more recent and experimental ones (Hess, Kurzman). Enjoy!



Edelman, Marc

2001 Social Movements: Changing Paradigms and Forms of Politics. Annual Review of Anthropology 30:285-317.



Hess, David J.
2007 Crosscurrents: Social Movements and the Anthropology of Science and Technology. American Anthropologist 109(3):463-472.



Kurzman, Charles
2008 Introduction. Meaning-Making in Social Movements. Anthropology Quaterly 81(1):95-126.

Discussion Forum

Literature input

Hi everyone, I find this article useful to have an idea on how social movements have been studied with an emphasis on emotions:James M. Jasper 2011: Emotions and Social Movements: Twenty Years of…Continue

Started by David Bozzini Jul 19, 2012.

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