Red Squares and Other Tactics: Revisiting the 2012 Quebec Student Protests

Democratic Communiqué

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Title Red Squares and Other Tactics: Revisiting the 2012 Quebec Student Protests
 
Creator Teruelle, Rhon
 
Description In the Spring of 2012, a successful youth-led struggle against the Quebec government’s proposed university tuition fee increase became commonly referred to as “Maple Spring.” The resulting social movement metamorphosed into a stand against neoliberalism, austerity measures, economic injustice, the criminalization of protest, and the corporatization of the university. Utilizing free-format semi-structured interviews, textual analysis, and rich media archives, this study explores four particular tactics used by the students during the protests, including their use of the symbol of the “red square.” The student strike became visible worldwide because of the students’ diverse and creative tactics. It was a resistance that captivated the imaginations ofmany around the world.
 
Publisher Union for Democratic Communications
 
Date 2019-12-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.flvc.org/demcom/article/view/118969
 
Source Democratic Communiqué; Vol 28 No 2 (2019): Democratic Communiqué; 47-65
1555-8967
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.flvc.org/demcom/article/view/118969/116871
 

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