社会運動と「逮捕」:——被逮捕者に対するまなざしを通じて—— Social Movements and Policing in Japan::From the Viewpoint of the Labeling of Arrested Activists

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Abstract

The theory of social movements has studied political protests with regard to their occurrence, duration, development and participants. Previous research has clarified that diverse factors are involved in all of these elements. Although policing, arrests and interrogations are also essential elements, few researchers have examined them as they occur in contemporary Japan. In this paper, the author conducted a case study based on interviews with arrested activists and their colleagues. From the analysis, the author clarified that arrested protesters are labeled as “radical protesters” both by the police and by people they know in their private lives. On the other hand, policing plays a role in an initiation that makes these protesters more committed to social movements. An arrested activist is recognized as a hero by some protesters. In this way, social movements can develop their sense of solidarity. However, other organizations often regard those arrested as deviant fellow-participants.

Journal

  • The Annual Review of Sociology

    The Annual Review of Sociology 2014(27), 122-133, 2014

    The Kantoh Sociological Society

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005096439
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10521390
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0919-4363
  • NDL Article ID
    025874659
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-4116
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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