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9780521806794

Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521806794

  • ISBN10:

    0521806798

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-17
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The aim of this book is to highlight and begin to give 'voice' to some of the notable 'silences' evident in recent years in the study of contentious politics. The seven co-authors take up seven specific topics in the volume: the relationship between emotions and contention; temporality in the study of contention; the spatial dimensions of contention; leadership in contention; the role of threat in contention; religion and contention; and contention in the context of demographic and life-course processes. The seven spent three years involved in an ongoing project designed to take stock, and attempt a partial synthesis, of various literatures that have grown up around the study of non-routine or contentious politics. As such, it is likely to be viewed as a groundbreaking volume that not only undermines conventional disciplinary understanding of contentious politics, but also lays out a number of provocative new research agendas.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Silence And Voice In The Study Of Contentious Politics: Introduction
1(13)
Sidney Tarrow
Emotions And Contentious Politics
14(37)
Ron Amizade
Doug McAdam
Space In Contentious Politics
51(38)
William H. Sewell, JR.
It's About Time: Temporality In The Study Of Social Movement and Revolutions
89(37)
Doug McAdam
Willaim H. Sewell, Jr.
Leadership Dynamics And Dynamics Of Contentions
126(29)
Ron Aminzade
Jack A. Goldstone
Elizabeth J. Perry
The Scared, Religious, And Secular In Contentious Politics: Blurring Boundaries
155(24)
Ron Aminzade
Elizabeth J. Perry
Threat (And Opportunity): Popular Action And State Response In The Dynamics Of Contentious Action
179(16)
Jack A. Goldstone
Charles Tilly
Contention In Demographic And Life-Course Context
195(27)
Jack A. Goldstone
Doug McAdam
Harmonizing The Voices: Thematic Continuity Across The Chapters
222(19)
Doug McAdam
References 241(26)
Index 267

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