Generations in the Feminist and LGBT Movements in Italy: The Case of Non Una Di Meno

  title={Generations in the Feminist and LGBT Movements in Italy: The Case of Non Una Di Meno},
  author={Daniela Chironi},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1469 - 1496}
  • Daniela Chironi
  • Published 6 March 2019
  • Political Science
  • American Behavioral Scientist
The article analyses the participation of young people in emerging social movements, focusing on the experience of the Italian Non Una Di Meno (NUDM) movement combatting male violence against women. Challenging scholarly assumptions of growing youth apathy in democracies, the analysis reveals high levels of participation on the part of the younger population engaged in gender-related struggles. Hit by both conservative and austerity policies associated with the economic and political crisis… 

(Water) bottles and (street) barricades: the politicisation of lifestyle-centred action in youth climate strike participation

ABSTRACT In resisting climate change, to what extent can lifestyle forms of activism be considered to be political? What are their determinants and to what extent do they differ from the determinants

Beyond Europe: Alternative visions of Europe amongst young activists in self-managed spaces in Italy

  • Chiara Milan
  • History
    European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology
  • 2020
This article explores the attitude towards Europe of young activists in self-managed spaces in Italy, and the extent to which the crises the EU endured in the last decade shape their visions. Unlik...



A materialist analysis of contemporary feminist movements

Social movements on the left, such as the International Women’s Strike on 8 March 2017, see in the present moment a reorganization of capital accumulation in which gender, sexuality, race and class

Gender violence and sexism in Italy. Norms, control and sexuality

Gender-based violence and prostitution are social facts that historically in the way they are represented and socially constructed processes produce ethnicization, essentialism, culturalization of

Sexuality and power in contemporary Italy: subjectivities between gender norms, agency and social transformation

In recent years, the social and legal norms disciplining gender and sexuality have been a prime terrain for political struggles. There have been some notable successes, such as the wave of legal

Youth, activism, and social movements

Sociology Compass. 2017;11:e12465. wileyo Abstract There has been considerable debate over the extent and role of young people's political participation. Whether

The Myth of Youth Apathy

A common interpretation of the low levels of electoral turnout among young voters is that they are apathetic and part of a generation that does not care about political issues—indeed, a selfish and

Social Inequality in Political Participation: The Dark Sides of Individualisation

Has the participatory gap between social groups widened over the past decades? And if so, how can it be explained? Based on a re-analysis of 94 electoral surveys in eight Western European countries

Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis

Nancy Fraser's powerful new book documents the "movements of feminism" and the shifts in the feminist imaginary since the 1970s. Fraser follows the history of feminism from the ferment of the New

Uninterested Youth? Young People's Attitudes towards Party Politics in Britain

Following the outcome of the 2001 and 2005 general elections, when the numbers of abstainers outweighed the numbers of Labour voters on both occasions, much attention has focused upon the state of

‘Voice and Equality’: Young People’s Politics in the European Union

Academics and policy-makers have highlighted the increasing disconnection between citizens and electoral politics in Europe. Declining citizen involvement in traditional forms of politics has

The great equalizer? Patterns of social media use and youth political engagement in three advanced democracies

Recent developments suggest a strong relationship between social media use and political engagement and raise questions about the potential for social media to help stem or even reverse patterns of