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Human service siting conflicts as social movements
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Plats, Identitet, Lärande (PIL).
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2971-7393
2018 (English)In: Geoforum, ISSN 0016-7185, E-ISSN 1872-9398, Vol. 94, p. 107-109Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is deeply ironic that the social movement perspective has so far scarcely been utilised to analyse local protests against establishments of human service enterprises, as the perspective was originally formulated in just such a context. The social movement approach could inject new vitality into a field of research that has become increasingly marginalised and enable human geographers and other social scientists to reconnect to the key issues of socio-spatial exclusion that were raised 30–40 years ago, but now with theoretically informed perspectives. At the same time, social movement research has much to gain from returning to the study of protest movements opposing the establishment of human service enterprises: they are local and thus typical of most social movements, and their success or failure, which lacks the ambiguity so often noted in social movement research, can be studied from a lifecycle perspective.

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Elsevier, 2018. Vol. 94, p. 107-109
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Framing, NIMBY, Social movements, Social services
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40022DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.05.017ISI: 000439537900012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85047408159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-40022DiVA, id: diva2:1215288
Available from: 2018-06-08 Created: 2018-06-08 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved

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