Introduction: Looking Backward to Move Forward—Why Appreciating Tradition Can Improve Our Understanding of Modern Protest

@inproceedings{Favretto2017IntroductionLB,
  title={Introduction: Looking Backward to Move Forward—Why Appreciating Tradition Can Improve Our Understanding of Modern Protest},
  author={Ilaria Favretto},
  year={2017}
}
  • Ilaria Favretto
  • Published 2017
  • Art
  • Favretto provides a much-needed critical discussion of the scholarship on popular culture and modern collective action, and analyses the conceptual and methodological reasons for the limited attention paid so far to the influence of folk traditions such as Carnival and the charivari on modern and contemporary forms of struggle. She suggests that it would be more productive to analyse protest practices in a wider historical perspective, and to abandon the conventional distinction between pre… CONTINUE READING