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17:30 - 19:00 13 April 2016
Spontaneity, antagonism and the moral politics of outrage: urban protest in Argentina since 2001
Lecture Room 103 |
UCL – Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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Dr Sian Lazar, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Graduate Tutor, Clare College.
Mass urban mobilisations are relatively frequent in Buenos Aires, and have been important features of the political scene since the mid-20th century at least. In this paper, Dr Sian Lazar identifies two types of urban protest that have taken place since 2001, making a distinction between mass, ‘self-convened’, ‘spontaneous’ protests that are associated with a morality of outrage, and those convened by organised social forces – principally trade unions and workers’ confederations, but also neighbourhood-based associations and political parties.
Dr Sian Lazar will suggest that different moralities of protest are evident in each form, identifying them respectively as denunciation and demand-making. A focus on protest events of the first type highlights the importance of a moral politics of outrage in contemporary Argentina.
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