Umbrella sociology

Fraser, A. (2015) Umbrella sociology. IIAS Newsletter, 70,

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In English, the noun umbrella comes from the Latin umbella, meaning flat-topped flower, and from umbra, meaning shade: a flower that protects. In written Chinese, however, the character used for umbrella is not a noun, but a verb, ‘to block’ (ze). While these roots share a common idea – of defence and safety – they also allude to divergent meanings. One is static and organic, the other mobile and proactive. Both represent something important about the protests.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fraser, Professor Alistair
Authors: Fraser, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:IIAS Newsletter
Publisher:International Institute for Asian Studies

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