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Sociology Research

Manuel Castells and John Thompson are principal investigators of this project, funded by The Balzan Foundation and running from January 2014 to February 2016.  This project will explore the ways in which individuals and groups in different parts of Europe live through and experience the economic crisis, how it affects them and how they respond to it, both at the level of feelings, emotions and forms of suffering and in terms of practices and types of collective action. It will take a bottom-up approach, studying in a close, ethnographic way the daily lives of ordinary individuals in carefully selected regions of Europe.


Image: 'Occupy London,' by Clementine Gallot [CC BY 2.0]