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A Revolutionary Contagion

  • Gianluca Solera
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Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Abstract

This chapter explores the commonalities between the struggles of the last years around the Mediterranean, and tries to find the constitutive elements of this season of protests and activism against repression and a growing systemic crisis. Portrays of characters, places and critical moments of the uprisings are pictured, and social initiatives created to offer alternative opportunities of re-socialisation and meeting basic needs of people are described. Language and mobilization tools of social movements are reviewed as well, by comparing grassroots manuals and guides.

Keywords

Mediterranean social movements Arab Spring and Indignados Revolutionary contagion Social justice Freedom and dignity Democracy and anti-austerity slogans Grassroots and protest manuals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Solera
    • 1
  1. 1.COSPEFlorenceItaly

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