CoMMonS book talk: How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles
Copenhagen Centre for Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies (CoMMonS) invites to the second talk of the new CoMMonS Book Talk Series.
The book talk will be done by Professor Paul Lichterman author of 'How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles', published by Princeton University Press in 2020. The book explores the ways that social advocates organise to fight unaffordable housing and homelessness in Los Angeles, illuminated by a new conceptual framework for studying collective action.
The discussants are:
- Kathleen Blee, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
- Benedikte Brincker, Associate Professor of Sociology, Head of Department, University of Copenhagen
- Liv Egholm, Associate Professsor, Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy,
Head of Center for Civil Society Studies, Copenhagen Business School
- Hjalmar Alexander Bang Carlsen, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Moderator: Nicole Doerr, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Head of CoMMonS.
Host: Alice Mattoni, Associate Professor of Sociology, Bologna University, Department of Political and Social Sciences.
The talk is co-organised with the Council of European Studies Network on Immigration Research.
The CoMMonS Book Talks series
The CoMMonS Book Talks Series presents groundbreaking books published on social movements, collective actions, and critical thinking about contentious politics. During book talks, the authors will engage into a conversation with a small panel of discussants, including academics, activists, and practitioners working in the civil society sector.
The CoMMonS Book Talks Series aims at supporting the creation of constructive debates on the most urgent social, political, and economic problems of our times. It is developing a shared knowledge on how people respond to ongoing dynamics of change, from the grassroots, across the world.
The CoMMonS Book Talks Series is a collaborative transnational endeavor jointly organised by the Copenhagen Centre for Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies, UCPH, and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna, in Italy.
Each book talk lasts about 1 hour and it is online, free, and open to everyone.
The event will be online.
The Zoom link will be released in due time.