Call for essay contributions for a volume on \”Protest in the Long 18th Century\”

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    Yvonne Fuentes

    Eighteenth century popular protest and resistance included not only riots which resulted from the rising prices of bread and other food staples in England, France, and Spain, but also those triggered by “new” policies on hats and coats, as well as riots and executions brought about from the displeasure with foreign competition. We invite essays that examine the causes of protests, as well as the ways in which common artifacts such as poles, trees, drums and songs, among other alternative media of communication, symbolized adherence to a certain viewpoint, and operated as flashpoints for conflict. The goal is to gather a collection of strong academic and research-oriented essays on the long eighteenth century with an interdisciplinary approach on the theme of Protest. We hope to bring past and present into conversation at a time when the efficacy and limits of protest are questioned. Chapter topics may include:

    • the myths of placid tranquility
    • the contested right of protest
    • the legality of and theories on protest
    • strategies and goals of protest
    • riots and riot control
    • collusion and complicity
    • intersectionality
    • transatlantic and transnational boundaries
    • rural and urban forms of resistance and noncompliance
    • verbal and non-verbal means and mediums of protest
    • the limits of satire and parody
    • food and food prices as cause and means of protest
    • clothing and fashion as means and provokers of protest
    • art, music, dance as forms of protest and resistance
    • environmental conflicts and social protest

    We invite authors from diverse backgrounds and approaches to submit by 08/31/ 2018: (1) a 500-word abstract describing your approach to the overarching theme of Protest, (2) a condensed 2-page CV.

    Write to both and

    Subject line should read: “VOLUME ON PROTEST + your surname”

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