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Workshop on Futures of the Environmental Movement

Society and economy

Paper presentations by Carl Cassegård, Karl Malmqvist, Håkan Thörn, Mattias Wahlström, Åsa Wettergren, University of Gothenburg and Joost de Moor, Stockholm University.

Workshop
Date
6 May 2021
Time
10:15 - 17:00

Good to know
Please contact Håkan Thörn prior to the seminar in order to receive the required password.
Organizer
The Department of Sociology and Work Science.

Carl Cassegård is Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg. He is a cultural sociologist and social movement researcher whose present research concerns the environmental movement. He will present a book chapter on Futures on the environmental movement, and a chapter co-written with Thörn (see below).

Karl Malmqvist is a senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Work Science. Malmqvist’s research interests have turned increasingly towards emotion sociology. He will present a paper written in connection to the research project Adapting to climate change: Emotions and narratives in the environmental movement.

Joost de Moor is Postdoc at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. He is particularly interested in environmental and urban movements and citizens’ engagement in protest, prefiguration and lifestyle politics. He will present a paper written in connection with the research project The necessary and the possible: How social movements articulate, convey and negotiate visions of a fossil free and just future.

Åsa Wettergren is Professor at the Department of sociology and work science, University of Gothenburg. Her research interest is in the sociology of emotions, investigating the role of emotions in bureaucratic organisations, politics and social movements, and in migration. She has published several articles and books on these topics. She will present a paper written in connection to the research project Adapting to climate change: Emotions and narratives in the environmental movement.

Håkan Thörn is Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg. His research is mainly concerned with globalization, social movements and power, and he has written several books on these topics. He will present a chapter from the book I skuggan av apokalypsen: miljörörelser och industrikapitalism 1870-2020, co-written with Cassegård.

Mattias Wahlström is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg. His research concerns social movements, repression and political violence. He will present a paper written in connection with the research project The necessary and the possible: How social movements articulate, convey and negotiate visions of a fossil free and just future.