This blog was set up as a companion blog to my Marie Sklodowska -Curie Research Project Contentious Politics in an Age of Austerity which I completed in 2015 (but have been learning from and publishing and speaking about since then). I no longer update it but it does have a series of resources related to the project I hope you will find useful and provocative for thinking about contemporary movements and politics.
I have recently published three new books in 2020.The first is a major research output of the Marie Curie Project, called Democracy Reloaded. Order online at http://www.oup.com/academic with promo code ASFLYQ6 to save 30%. Order Here
Dive into the heart of Madrid’s Occupied Square-Acampada Sol: democracy central for the “Indignados” 15-M movement for Real Democracy -with another crisis in full swing it might be a good time to reflect on how to build a strong movement —You can read a sample chapter here: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190099961.001.0001/oso-9780190099961-chapter-5
The next one is expanded and revised edition of my book Social Movements and Globalization, which is now titled Social Movements in a Globalized World, the new version has a greatly expanded theory discussion, more examples from the Global South, a big fat chapter on Right-Wing movements, and updated refs and discussion of ICTs, media and movements. Thanks to all the people who asked for this and wanted even more from me in a second edition. You can get a discount on the paperback with this flyer
The third book is an amazing collaboration with over 30 international scholars to bring you the latest research on European Social Movements, See the flyer for a description and discount and check the book out further here: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Contemporary-European-Social-Movements-Protest-in/Fominaya-Feenstra/p/book/9781138494930 While the two books above are affordable paperbacks, this one is priced for library orders, so ask your local librarian to order it if they can.
If you want to keep up with me, my google profile is here, you can find many publications of mine here, and I am now a Reader in Social Media and Politics at Loughborough and you can see my not-very-updated- because-we-have-no-direct-control over our webpage with dorkiest photo ever here. You can find me on Twitter at @CfFominaya