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with tremen- dous social unrest.2 In their study about the network of collective actions ∗ Haris Malamidis is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology and member of the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) at Scuola Nor- male Superiore, Italy. His PhD dissertation deals with social movements, soli- darity structures and social cooperatives and the development of contentious dy- namics during the times of crisis. 1 Armin Schäfer/Wolfgang Streeck, “Introduction: Politics in the age of austeri- ty

In Europa dominierte eine andere Perspektive die Bewegungsforschung. Sie versammelte sich unter dem Dach des makrosoziologisch orientierten New Social Movements-Ansatzes. Im Mittelpunkt des Interesses stand der Zusammenhang von gesellschaftlichen Strukturproblemen, sozialen Bewe- gungen und Modernisierung. Als Hauptvertreter des Strukturansatzes lassen sich Alain Tourraine und Alberto Melucci ausmachen.13 Tourraine interes- 10 Ted Robert Gurr, Why Men Rebel, New Jersey 1970. 11 John D. McCarthy/Mayer N

- 8 Griffin-Nolan (Fn. 6), S. 67. 9 Epstein (Fn. 4), S. 205. 10 The Amanecida Collective, Revolutionary Forgiveness: Feminist Reflections on Nicaragua, Maryknoll 1987, S. 20. 11 Joseph E. Davis, „Narrative and Social Movements: The Power of Stories”, in: Joseph E. Davis (Hg.), Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements, Albany 2002, S. 3-29 (S. 4) (eigene Übersetzung). 12 Ebd., S. 8 (eigene Übersetzung). Collective Writing – Writing Collectives | 53 zählungen könne Aufschluss geben, wie sich Menschen selbst in der Welt und der Geschichte

the nature of neoliberal capitalism, and the possibilities open for transformatory social movements, amidst its current crisis. In the introduction to a 2011 special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies on Queer Studies and the Crises of Capitalism, the editors explained that they had »invited authors to consider how queer methodologies illuminate the contradictions in current and historical economic pat- terns and advance our understanding of the complex structures of global capitalism« (Rosenberg/Villarejo 2012: 4). The special issue