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screenshot of Wakanda skyline from the film 'Black Panther' (2018) -- Marvel/Walt Disney Studio
May 22, 2018

[A]ctivists around the world are appropriating and remixing popular culture to fuel their social movements. […] In numerous ways, superhero blockbusters offer resources for social movements: because they are ordinary; because they can be appropriated and transformed so freely; because they constitute a realm where we might imagine alternatives to current social conditions; because they foster shared desires that may help sustain struggles for social justice... and because they may bridge cultural divides.

pro-Beijing protestors wave Hong Kong and PRC flags
May 15, 2018

Beijing has retreated from its previously tolerant attitude towards Hong Kong’s dissenting voices. At the same time, local...

burkini-clad woman surrounded by police on beach in France in 2016
May 8, 2018

[I]n contexts of intense ethical collision, respect-based toleration may help to establish non-hostile social conditions that allow...

Indian voters at 2014 rally wear masks of the face of Narendra Modi
May 1, 2018

The legitimating imprimatur of democracy should be based on something more objective than the language of self-identification—that...

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