Readings on Social Movements Origins, Dynamics, and Outcomes

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This is the second edition of a reader on social movements, edited by arguably two of the biggest names in the sub-field of social movements within sociology. The collection of readings is organized theoretically (rather than historically) and views social movements as best analyzed accordingto dynamics and internal / external processes. It is a compilation introducing examples of the most salient sociological / theoretical lenses that have been produced by social movement scholars in the 20th century.

Author Biography

Doug McAdam is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and former Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
David A. Snow is a Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

Table of Contents

=New to this edition
Each Part opens with an Introduction.
Alternative Uses Course Grid
Contributor Biographies
Introduction: Social Movements: Conceptual And Theoretical Issues
Emergence: Facilitating Conditions
Disruptions and Threats
A Demographic/Structural Model of State Breakdown
Structural Social Change and Mobilizing Effect of Threat: Explaining Levels of Patriot and Militia Organizing in the United States
Political Opportunities
Political Opportunities and African-American Protest, 1948-1997
New Social Movements and Political Opportunities in Western Europe
Labor Transnationalism and Global Governance: The Impact of NAFTA on Transnational Labor Relationships in North America
Opportunity Organizations and Threat-Induced Contention: Protest Waves in Authoritarian Settings
Resources and Organizations
Mobilization at the Margins: Resources, Benefactors and the Viability of Homeless Social Movement Organizations
From Struggle to Settlement: The Crystallization of a Field of Lesbian/Gay Organizations in San Francisco, 1969-1973
Globalization and Transnational Social Movement Organizations
Facilitative Spaces and Contexts
Ecologies of Social Movements: Student Mobilization During the 1989 Pro-Democracy Movement in Beijing
Black Southern Student Sit-In Movement: An Analysis of Internal Organization
Free Spaces, Collective Identity, and the Persistence of U.S. White Power Activism
Processes Of Micromobilization
Social Networks
Status, Networks, and Social Movement Participation: The Case of Striking Workers
Specifying the Relationship Between Social Ties and Activism
A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Conversion to Venezuelan Evangelicalism: How Networks Matter
Interpretive Processes: Framing Processed
Ideology, Framing Processes, and Islamic Terrorist Movements
Linking Mobilization Frames and Political Opportunities: Insights from Regional Populism in Italy
Resonance and Radicalism: Feminist Framing in the Abortion Debates of the United States and Germany
From Protective to Equal Treatment: Legal Framing Processes and Transformation of the Women's Movement in the 1960s
The Social Psychology of Participation: Grievances, Identity, and Emotion
Grievance Formation in a Country in Transition: South Africa, 1994-1998
""It Was Little A Fever"". . .: Narrative and Identity in Social Protest
Identity Work and Collective Action in a Repressive Context: Jewish Resistance on the ""Aryan Side"" of the Warsaw Ghetto
Persistent Resistance: Commitment and Community in the Plowshares Movement
Movement Dynamics
Strategies and Tactics
Getting It Together in Burgundy, 1675-1975
Tactical Innovation and the Pace of Insurgency
Celebration and Suppression: The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement
The Success of the Unruly
Extra-Movement Dynamics
Discursive Opportunities and the Evolution of Right-Wing Violence in Germany
Protest Under Fire? Explaining the Policing of Protest
Coalitions and Political Context: U.S. Movements Against Wars in Iraq
IntraMovement Dynamics
Social Movement Continuity: The Women's Movement in Abeyance
The Consequences of Professionalization and Formalization in the Pro-Choice Movement
The Structure of Charismatic Mobilization: A Case Study of Rebellion During the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Diffusion and Modularity
Do Movements Matter?
Outcomes and Impacts
Feminist Generations? The Long-Term Impact of Social Movement Involvement on Palestinian Women's Lives
Movement Framing and Discursive Opportunity Structures: The Political Successes of the U.S. Women's Jury Movements
Age for Leisure? Political Mediation and the Impact of the Pension Movement on U.S. Old-Age Policy
Social Movements and Policy Implementation: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and The War on Poverty, 1965 to 1971
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