Link to Lewisham Library’s campaign agaisnt closure Following on from my previous post, I decided to see whether there were any ongoing campaigns to help public libraries in the local area and I was in luck. Lewisham Library is facing a number of cuts and this is part of an ongoing campaign against the local… Continue reading Save Lewisham Library Campaign
This week I am diverting slightly from theory to make a more personal post. On Friday (27th January) we took a trip to Senate House library to see the fascinating ‘Radical Voices’ exhibition.My talk with Dr Jordan Landes, the History librarian, really opened my eyes to the way large libraries can be radical spaces. Senate House has… Continue reading An Ode to Public Libraries
Protest is a performance, whether it is signing a petition or vandalising property, but the effect of the performance is largely dependent on the activists and the claims they are making. (Tilly et.al, 2015,p.15). Tilly makes the point that the internet has changed protesting, via means of ‘Hacktivism’ and online petitions, as well as the number… Continue reading Are online protests really protests?
What is W.U.N.C? Aside from being a contender for my favourite acronym, it is a concept which I haven’t been able to get out of my head all weekend. I came across it in Charles Tilly’s book ‘Social Movements 1768-2004 (Tilly,2013,p.4) and it really struck a chord with me. W.U.N.C , is a sociology theory… Continue reading W.U.N.C