Urban Rage and Social Movements
Urban Rage and Social Movements This quarter has focused on the qualities that make cities unique environments. While these environments are riven with inequalities and problems, they also facilitate the formation of contentious and subversive political groups. 1. What does the author of Urban Rage mean by “urban rage”? 2. Drawing on the book, lectures, and readings, what have been the underlying factors (economic inequalities, racism, etc.) that have given rise to “urban rage” and riots in the United States? 3. Drawing on the book Urban Rage and lecture, what are the commonalities and differences between the French and the U.S case? 4. Describe how a robust social justice movement emerged in Los Angeles following the riot of 1992. What were the campaigns and organizations constituting the movement and what were they fighting for? What were some of the factors that made these mobilizations successful?