Protests, the Media and the Circulation of Norms: Arab Spring and Fukushima

Workshop, October 26 2012, 09:00–15:00

Organization

URPP Asia and Europe

Description

The workshop explores the translocal circulation of norms and ideas that connect spaces, practices, and forms of political protest in different parts of the world. In particular, questions to be addressed include the normative ideas which fuel such protests, where they come from and how they globalize, their appropriation through local political practices and mediated discourses, and how these re-configured ideas might travel back to their places of origin.

Venue

URPP Asia and Europe, Room WIE F-07, Wiesenstrasse 7/9, 8008 Zurich

Program

09.00     Reception
09.15   Scott Rodgers (Birkbeck, University of London)
Circulating Forms and Norms: Mediated Phenomenologies of Contemporary Protest
10.30   Coffee break
11.00   David Slater (Sophia University, Japan)
Social Media in Disaster Japan as Alternative Politics
12.15   Lunch break
13.00   Aymon Kreil (EHESS (Paris) / University of Neuchâtel)
“The Egyptian Revolution”: Politics of Word-Choice
14.15   Discussion (45')