Contentious Politics Workshop de la LSE – Intervention de Mohamed Slim Ben Youssef en février 2022
Mohamed Slim Ben Youssef (Doctorant en sociologie politique – IREMAM/ Boursier d’aide à la mobilité internationale – IRMC) présente mercredi 9 janvier 2022 un papier intitulé “Labour politicizations and social (de)conflictualization. How the judicialization of labour conflicts affects industrial workers’ struggle in Greater Tunis” au Contentious Politics Workshop de la LSE (coordination : Özgün Aksakal & Rune Wriedt Larsen).
About the Workshop :
“The Contentious Politics Workshop is a forum for dialogue between research students and faculty, currently from anthropology, history, politics, and sociology, with a shared interest in phenomena of political mobilisation outside and against the corridors of power. In our conceptualisation, contentious politics is a broad field ranging from traditional forms of collective action and labour mobilisation to popular resistance, armed struggle, social movements, uprisings and revolutions. We believe that this necessitates a mode of enquiry that is interdisciplinary, historicising, and spatially encompassing.
The workshop especially seeks to enable a discussion of contentious politics beyond the focus of classical “Social Movement Theory” research on well organised forms of mobilisation that “rationally” navigate a political field that is understood as liberal and democratic. We believe that, by broadening our purview theoretically as well as through empirical foci outside of Europe and North America, the field can move towards greater attention to issues that have thus far received less systematic
treatment. These include, but are not limited to, (global) subaltern social groups, power in its hegemonic and discursive articulations, the role of intellectual labour, normative commitments and ideology, the formation and coherence of autonomous spaces, both materially and ideationally, as well as of the actors that populate them, and questions of creative agency.”