Frances Fox Piven: How Movements Matter

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How Movements Matter

Protest movements are sometimes the driving force in the transformation of societies. This project will examine how movements succeed in penetrating the fog generated by dominant political discourse, and how they sometimes wield sufficient power or leverage by disrupting institutionalized relationships


Frances Fox Piven is on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She writes about social movements, and her books include Regulating the Poor (1972), Poor People’s Movements (1977), Why Americans Don’t Vote (1988) and Challenging Authority (2006).


Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia University, Henry F. Hall Building
  • Date: June 23, 2014
Frances Fox Piven: How Movements Matter Edited by Victor Bautista
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