Protest camps explored in new book co-edited by Leicester academics

A new book on protest camps and political activism, edited by two Leicester academics, will be published on Wednesday 29 March.

‘Protest Camps in International Context: spaces, infrastructures, and media of resistance’, co-edited by Dr Gavin Brown and Dr Fabian Frenzel from our University, alongside Dr Anna Feigenbaum from Bournemouth University and Professor Patrick McCurdy from the University of Ottawa, draws together an international collection of authors and case studies to examine how the practice of protest camping has spread over the last decade.

The new book presents international and interdisciplinary case studies from five continents and is the first collection to focus on protest camps as a unique organisational form that transcends the context and histories of specific social movements.

Protest Camps in International Context builds on a cross-departmental research collaboration between the Department of Geography and the School of Business at the University of Leicester, dating back to 2012 when an initial research seminar was organised by Dr Brown and Dr Frenzel with funding from the Department of Geography and the School of Business.