Carlos Gadea


Emergent collective mobilizations, urban riots, and spontaneous concentrations seem to show that social conflicts and the violence that often accompanies them have different dimensions in the contemporary world. The present work analyzes the nexus between violence and collective conflict experiences. Taking into account discussions of violence, conflict, collective action and the “definition of a situation,” I assess the degree to which violence is an important ingredient in the construction of the social meaning of contemporary collective actions.