NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1151039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2014-9018
Leadership in Social Movements: The Case of "Ojo con tu Ojo"
Valls, Rosa; Aubert, Adriana; Puigvert, Lidia; Flecha, Ainhoa
International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, v5 n2 p148-177 Jul 2017
Leadership has been a topic of much interest in the analysis of social movements. Drawing from qualitative fieldwork, this article analyses the leadership that was developed by Ester Quintana, who was the last victim to be injured by a rubber bullet during a demonstration in Barcelona (Spain). Together with her friends and other people, Quintana created the "Ojo con tu ojo" movement (Watch out for your eye). Specifically, the article explores the relevance of Quintana's prior experiences in participatory and dialogic movements and identifies the way that she transferred this knowledge to "Ojo con tu ojo" as the key to the success of the movement. In only 12 months, "Ojo con tu ojo" achieved something that other similar social movements in Spain had not achieved in the past: a legislation change that bans the use of rubber bullets by the police.
Hipatia Press. Claramunt, 4, Local 2 08030, Barcelona, Spain. Tel: +34-93-302-1226: e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A