publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2016

Campaigning for a Movement: Collective identity and Student Solidarity in the 2010/11 UK Protests against Fees and Cuts

Alexander Hensby;
  • Published: 24 Oct 2016
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Despite its ubiquity as the term, ‘student movements’ are not easy to build or sustain. This is because campus activism typically features a diversity of political views and tactical preferences, and is organisationally restricted by the constant turnover of graduating cohorts. This chapter uses the 2010/11 UK student protests to explore some of the challenges students face in building a wider student movement. United initially by a common grievance of rising tuition fees, students responded quickly with a multi-repertoire mass campaign. Yet its tactical breadth generated diverging collective experiences and identities, and once the fees were passed by Governmen...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2016

Campaigning for a Movement: Collective identity and Student Solidarity in the 2010/11 UK Protests against Fees and Cuts

Alexander Hensby;