social movements

  • Samospaleńcy jako nowy ruch społeczny? Próba systematyzacji zjawiska w ujęciu integralnym i systemowym

    Author: dr Marcin Wałdoch
    Institution: Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 123-150
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    PDF: siip/16/siip1607.pdf

    Self-immolators as a new social movement? An attempt to systemize phenomenon in integral and system conceptualization

    In this paper an author highlight that political self-immolation has been occurring for nearly two thousand years and the main center of this phenomenon is in Asia. Unification of attitudes and globalization are factors that in a flash spread information around the world. This means that about self-immolation everyone, potentially, know in a minute after it occur. Against common knowledge self-immolation are done because of socio-political reasons, deeply altruistic and not because of psychological reasons or unadjustedness of self-immolators as proposed by representatives of nondemocratic regimes. Self-immolation phenomenon is worth of permanent observation by political scientists as they may lead to political changes of great importance as it was in Tunisia (2010). Those who have power and authority by breaking human rights are responsible for self-immolation acts.

  • Rainbows and Thunderbolts : A Non-obvious Alliance between the LGBTQIAP Movement and Women’s Movement in Poland in 2016–2020

    Author: Małgorzata Winiarczyk-Kossakowska
    Institution: Pedagogical University of Kraków
    Year of publication: 2021
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    Pages: 44-60
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    PDF: apsp/71/apsp7103.pdf

    The article analyses contemporary social and political movements operating in Poland under the rule of the conservative and semiauthoritarian Law and Justice. It traces and reconstructs interactions between organized and trans-nationalized LGBTQIAP movement present in Poland since 1989 and the new women’s movement constituted on the wave of contention against the conservative turn and attempts to further restrict abortion law in Poland that was backed by the government. The strategies employed by both movements differ but for each one of them the interaction has proven a considerable success. In a not-so-obvious manner, the solidarity with LGBTQIAP movement, built gradually by the women’s movement, has helped to strengthen its base and its presence in the public debate. The article rests on textual analysis of social media sources to trace the timing of the most significant gestures of inter-movement solidarity.

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