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August 2015

  • Thursday, August 20th Higher Learning: The Missing Picture introduced by Rithy Panh

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    Thursday, August 20, 20158:30PM - 10:30PMTIFF Bell Lightbox Cinemas
    350 King Street West
    (corner of King and John Streets)
    St. Andrew Subway Station
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    Description

    As part of Visible Evidence, an international conference on documentary film and media, director Rithy Panh joins us for a screening of his Cannes-winning film The Missing Picture, which provocatively employs clay figurines and dioramas to chronicle the suffering of the director’s hometown under the Khmer Rouge. Hosted by Deirdre Boyle, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies, The New School for Public Engagement.

    This event is Free. Tickets are distributed at the venue two hours before the start of the event (1 ticket per person).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996

    Sponsors

    Visible Evidence Conference

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Dr. David Chu program for Asia-Pacific Studies

    Centre for Southeast Asian Studies


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September 2015

  • Friday, September 11th The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea’s Democracy Movement

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    Friday, September 11, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
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    Description

    In his seminal study of contentious politics, Sidney Tarrow conceptualized social movements as constituting a series of protest cycles. While the concept of protest cycles has received much attention in the social movements literature, its empirical operationalization remains relatively crude compared to the rich theoretical discussion. Most studies operationalize protest cycles as the total number of protest events in a given period. Drawing on recent work on event structures, this paper attempts to further develop the application of the protest cycle concept by conceptualizing social movements as a population of interlinked events and identifying events that play critical roles in historical outcomes. We demonstrate the usefulness of considering protest cycles as protest event networks with a novel dataset on South Korea’s democracy movement. In our conceptualization the nodes of the network are protest events and links are coded as present if protestors cited a specific prior event as a source of inspiration for mobilizing. Appropriating strategies developed for network analysis we ascertain which events in Korea’s democracy movement were more likely to solicit direct responses and which linked disparate event clusters. By identifying the characteristics of events that contribute to the probability of protest contagion and movement cohesion, we hope to show the usefulness of identifying direct links between events when analyzing protest events data, while providing a better understanding of the structure of protest cycles in South Korea’s democracy movement.

    Paul Y. Chang is Assistant Professor of Sociology and serves on the Executive Committee of the Korea Institute at Harvard University. His primary research interest is in South Korean social and political change. He is the author of Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea’s Democracy Movement (Stanford University Press 2015), and co-editor of South Korean Social Movements: From Democracy to Civil Society (Routledge 2011).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Paul Chang
    Assistant Professor, Sociology, Harvard University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


    Disclaimer:

    Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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