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date: 29 February 2020

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This chapter posits long-term and highly contingent mobilization of subversive emotions as a precondition for sustained protest (see also Flam 2015), thus questioning that “hot cognition” or “moral shock” alone can do the job. It advocates more comparative research on social group members who join, decide not to join, or drop out from a protest movement. It then contrasts the view that social movements are strategic and efficient emotions managers with the view that their habitus undercuts efficient mobilizing. It finally calls for filling in the gap in research on the grieving movements, on how power differentials relate to the emergence of emotions splitting or destroying movements, and ends by pinpointing the dearth of research on transnational movements and emotions.

Keywords: Mobilization, emotions, emotions management, power differentials, anger, grieving movements, transnational movements, compassion, feel-good activism

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