I have a chapter in the book ‘Worldwide Mobilizations: Class Struggles and Urban Commoning’, recently published by Berghahn Press. My piece is called ‘Spontaneity, antagonism and the moral politics of outrage. Urban protest in Argentina since 2001.’
I write about different kinds of street protest in Buenos Aires – organised actions by trade unions, and supposedly spontaneous middle class mass mobilisations; in the context of a highly polarised political environment. I’m reminded of some of the analysis in that piece as I watch from afar the current wave of street protests against government cuts and the IMF, as trade unions of public sector workers attempt to defend their jobs by taking to the streets and making moral arguments in favour of a strong state.
More information about the book is on the Berghahn website.
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