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Book Discussion: Self, Identity, and Collective Action

Date & time
Friday, April 12, 2024
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Francine Tremblay


This event is free


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room 1220

Wheel chair accessible


Julie Soleil Archambault and Greg Nielsen will discuss the book, Self, Identity and Collective Action, with the author Francine Tremblay.

For those unable to attend in person, join us via Concordia Zoom!


About the book

Based on the work of George Herbert Mead, Han Joas, Axel Honneth, Jean-François Côté, and the author’s own personal and academic identities and journeys, the book Self, Identity, and Collective Action argues that the self and action are strictly related. Reading these authors provided Francine Tremblay with the theoretical ground to stand on while thinking about identity and how it is linked to civic participation. She posits that Mead’s work and its link to action must be revisited and given its rightful place in sociology and that sociology must be radical, committed, and passionate.

About the author

Francine Tremblay is part of the teaching faculty in the Department of Sociology Anthropology at Concordia University. Her recent research includes Organizing for Sex Workers’ Rights in Montréal: Resistance and Advocacy (Lexington 2020), Labouring in the Sex Industry: A Conversation with Sex Workers on Consent and Exploitation (Social Sciences 2021) and Self, Identity and Collective Action (2023). Currently, she is working on a study that explores the concept of lateral violence among marginalised populations.

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