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December 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm

| Gabriel |

  • One of the several intersections between social movements, cultural soc, and econ soc is the “repertoire,” which is basically a special case of the cultural toolkit as applied to activism. The fun thing is that they are culturally specific and usually tie into some broader institutional logic. Here’s a Slate story on the roadblock protest. The story describes it as peculiar to Argentina, but I know of similar protests in France and in Mexico there was even a longstanding airport-runway-block protest.
  • Talk about the socialist calculation problem, Marginal Revolution describes a project by the Allende government to create a central planning computer (complete with a control center that looks like the original queue for Space Mountain).

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