New book on protest camps and political activism to be launched

Posted by ap507 at May 31, 2017 09:28 AM |
Leicester academics co-edit book exploring the rise of protest camps which will be launched on 7 June

A new book on protest camps and political activism, edited by two academics from our University, will be launched on campus on Wednesday 7 June.

‘Protest Camps in International Context: spaces, infrastructures, and media of resistance’, co-edited by Dr Gavin Brown and Dr Fabian Frenzel from Leicester, alongside Dr Anna Feigenbaum from Bournemouth University and Professor Patrick McCurdy from the University of Ottawa, draws together an international collection of authors and case studies to examine how the practice of protest camping has spread over the last decade.

The launch event on 7 June at the University of Leicester starts at 5pm in Ken Edwards Building 527 with a short introduction to the book by editors and authors, including colleagues from our University - Dr Gavin Brown, Dr Fabian Frenzel, Dr Adam Barker and Dr Claire English.

The new book presents international and interdisciplinary case studies from five continents and is the first collection to focus on protest camps as a unique organisational form that transcends the context and histories of specific social movements. 

Protest Camps in International Context builds on a cross-departmental research collaboration between the Department of Geography and the School of Business at the University of Leicester, dating back to 2012 when an initial research seminar was organised by Dr Brown and Dr Frenzel with funding from the Department of Geography and the School of Business.