Social Movements Readings on Their Emergence, Mobilization, and Dynamics

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  • Copyright: 1997-01-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Doug McAdam and David A. Snow's Social Movements: Readings on Their Emergence, Mobilization, and Dynamics is intended for use in courses on social movements, collective behavior, and political sociology. The reader is distinctive in several respects: * The book is organized sequentially and logically, to facilitate understanding of the dynamics of social movements--from their emergence, through the micromobilization process and tactical action, to outcomes and consequences. This reader is not wedded to a single approach, but exposes students to both resource mobilization and cultural thinking about social movements. * Thought-provoking introductions to each section guide the reader and ease instruction by providing a modular "road map" that highlights key issues and the major contributions of each selection. This lends internal cohesiveness and structure to the articles. * The book covers a wide range of social movements, including the civil rights, women's, pro-choice, and animal rights movements. Also included are works on other types of collective action, such as riots and revolution. A comprehensive appendix provides instructors with alternatives for using the selections. * A significant number of articles in the book are devoted to gender and to cultural issues in relation to social movements. The editors also acknowledge the international operation of social movements by including works from other cultural and national contexts, such as Chile, Germany, Iran, and the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
Emergence: Facilitating Conditions
A Demographic/Structural Model of State Breakdown
Ethnic Movements and the Competition Model: Some Missing Links
Disorganization and the New Mexico Prison Riot of 1980
Insurgency of the Powerless: Farm Worker Movements, 1946-1972
New Social Movements and Political Opportunities in Western Europe
Structural Opportunity and Perceived Opportunity in Social-Movement Theory: The Iranian Revolution of 1979
Miners and Agrarian Radicalism
Black Southern Student Sit-in Movements: An Analysis of Internal Organization
Institution Building in the African-American Community, 1931-1954
Processes of Micromobilization
Social Networks and Social Movements: A Microstructural Approach to Differential Recruitment
Multiple Networks and Mobilization in the Paris Commune, 1871
Specifying the Relationship Between Social Ties and Activism
Conflict Networks and the Origins of Women's Liberation
Why Social Movement Sympathizers Don't Participate: Erosion and Nonconversion of Support
Repression, Micromobilization, and Political Protest
"If You Don't Do It, Nobody Else Will": Active and Token Contributors to Local Collective Action
Social Movement Involvement in the Wake of a Nuclear Accident: Activists and Free Riders in the TMI Area
Frame Alignment Processes, Micromobilization, and Movement Participation
Women Against the State: Political Opportunities and Collective Action Frames in Chile's Transition to Democracy
Understanding the Dialectic of Discourse and Collective Action: Public Debate and Rioting in Antebellum Cincinnati
Becoming a World-Saver Revisited
The Lofland-Stark Conversion Model: A Critical Assessment
Sacrifice for the Cause: Group Processes, Recruitment, and Commitment in a Student Social Movement
Social Organization and Pathways to Commitment: Types of Communal Groups, Rational Choice Theory and the Kanter Thesis
Movement Dynamics
The Success of the Unruly
Tactical Innovation and the Pace of InsurgencySidney Tarrow:
Cycles of Collective Action: Between Moments of Madness and the Repertoire of ContentionRuud Koopmans: 28.The Dynamics of Protest Waves: West Germany, 1965-1989
Legal Control of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Fighting Back: Vulnerabilities, Blunders, and Countermobilization by the Targets in Three Animal Rights Campaigns
Social Movement Continuity: The Women's Movement in Abeyance
The Consequences of Professionalization and Formalization in the Pro-Choice Movement
Black Radicalization and the Funding of Civil Rights
Factionalism, Group Defection, and Schism in the Hare Krishna Movement
Identity Politics as High-Risk Activism: Career Consequences for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Sociologists
Social Movement Spillover
The Townsend Movement, Political Mediation, and U.S. Old-Age Policy
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