Social Science Research Methods at the Frontier: Affirming Black Lives Matter Wednesday | March 23 | 12:30-2:00 pm – UMass Campus Center Hadley Room
Three scholars of race and politics reflect critically on the frontiers of research methods in each of their disciplines in light of the fight for racial justice. This event is part of a week long, campus-wide and interdisciplinary engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement, and is co-sponsored by ISSR and the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.
Endowed Chair Stellan Vinthagen and Editor of the new Journal of Resistance Studies announces the publication of Volume 1, Number 2. The Journal is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed scientific journal that explores unarmed resistance.
In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973. Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements from various parts of the world as examples - from the civil rights movement in America to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his followers in India - and addressing core theoretical issues concerning nonviolent action in an innovative, penetrating way, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that combines resistance and construction.