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Global Social Movements: Left and Right

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Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Research on Social Change

University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus

June 14-16, 2017

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Eve Darian-Smith is a professor and Chair of the Global Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and adjunct professor at Australian National University School of Regulation, Justice, and Diplomacy. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (1995). Her areas of specialization include human rights, global governance, international law, legal pluralism, post-colonialism, indigenous law and politics, ethnographic approaches, and social and legal theory. Recent publications include New Indian Wars: Indigenous Sovereignty in Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and Laws and Societies in Global Contexts: Contemporary Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which was the winner of the 2015 International Book Award [Law] and the winner of the 2015 Kevin Boyle Book Prize. Read more >>
Philip McCarty is a lecturer in the Global and International Studies Department at University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a PhD in Sociology (University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007) and has published numerous articles including “Communicating Global Perspectives” (Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2014) and “Globalizing Legal History” (Journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Germany, 2014). His fields of study are Global History, Culture and Ideology, Global Economy and Development, Ethnographies of Globalization, Global Media, and Research Methods. Read more >>
Doug Kellner is an academic who works at the intersection of "third generation" critical theory in the tradition of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, or Frankfurt School and in cultural studies in the tradition of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, also known as the "Birmingham School". He has argued that these two conflicting philosophies are in fact compatible. He is currently the George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kellner was an early theorist of the field of critical media literacy and has been a leading theorist of media culture generally. In his recent work, he has increasingly argued that media culture has become dominated by the forms of spectacle and mega-spectacle. He also has contributed important studies of alter-globalization processes, and has always been concerned with counter-hegemonic movements and alternative cultural expressions in the name of a more radically democratic society. More recently, he is known for his work exploring the politically oppositional potentials of new media and attempted to delineate what they term "multiple technoliteracies" as a movement away from the present attempt to standardize a corporatist form of computer literacy. Read more >>

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