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Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts



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The Social Movements Reader , Second Edition, provides the most important and readable articles and book selections on recent social movements from around the world. With selected readings and editorial material this book combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook Reflects new developments in the study of social movements, both empirical and theoretical Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field of social movements, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

Table of Contents

List of Key Concepts and Chronologies List of Activist Biographies Acknowledgments Part I: Introduction: 1 Editors' Introduction: Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper Part II: When and Why Do Social Movements Occur? Introduction Discussion Questions 2 The Civil Rights Movement (from Civil Rights: The 1960s Freedom Struggle ): Rhoda Lois Blumberg 3 The Women's Movement (from "The Origins of the Women's Liberation Movement"): Jo Freeman 4 The Gay Liberation Movement (from Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities ): John D'Emilio 5 The Iranian Revolution (from "Structural and Perceived Opportunity: The Iranian Revolution of 1979"): Charles Kurzman Part III: Who Joins or Supports Movements? Introduction Discussion Questions 6 The Free-Rider Problem (from The Logic of Collective Action ): Mancur Olson 7 Recruits to Civil Rights Activism (from Freedom Summer ): Doug McAdam 8 Middle-Class Radicalism and Environmentalism (from "Environmentalism, Middle-Class Radicalism and Politics"): Stephen Cotgrove and Andrew Duff 9 Who Are the Radical Islamists? (from "Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims"): Charles Kurzman Part IV: Who Remains in Movements, and Who Drops Out? Introduction Discussion Questions 10 Generating Commitment Among Students (from "Sacrifice for the Cause: Group Processes, Recruitment, and Commitment in a Student Social Movement"): Eric L. Hirsch 11 Sustaining Commitment Among Radical Feminists (from Feminist Generations ): Nancy Whittier 12 True Believers and Charismatic Cults (from Bounded Choice ): Janja Lalich 13 Disengaging from Movements (from The Social Psychology of Protest ): Bert Klandermans Part V: What Do Movement Participants Think and Feel? Introduction Discussion Questions 14 World Views of Pro- and Anti-Abortion Activists (from Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood ): Kristin Luker 15 Ideological Purity in the Women's Movement (from Why We Lost the ERA ): Jane J. Mansbridge 16 Are Frames Enough? (from "The Art of Reframing Political Debate"): Charlotte Ryan and William A. Gamson 17 The Emotions of Protest (from "The Emotions of Protest"): James M. Jasper 18 Classic Protest Songs: A List (from Contexts magazine) Part VI: How Are Movements Organized? Introduction Discussion Questions 19 Social Movement Organizations (from "Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A Partial Theory"): John D. McCarthy and Mayer N. Zald 20 Organizational Repertoires (from "Organizational Repertoires and Institutional Change: Women's Groups and the Transformation of U.S. Politics, 1890-1920"): Elisabeth S. Clemens 21 Transnational Environmental Activism (from "Politics Beyond the State: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics"): Paul Wapner 22 The Transnational Network for Democratic Globalization (from Social Movements for Global Democracy ): Jackie Smith Part VII: What Do Movements Do? Introduction Discussion Questions 23 Protest Tactics (from Rules for Radicals ): Saul D. Alinsky 24 Tactical Innovation in the Civil Rights Movement (from The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement ): Aldon Morris 25 The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement (from "Celebration and Suppression"): Mary Bernstein 26 Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement (from "Guerrillas in Their Midst: Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement"): Gay Seidman 27 Suicide Bombing (from "Six Lessons of Suicide Bombing"): Robert J. Brym 28 Everyday Life, Routine Politics, and Protest: Javier Auyero Part VIII: How Do Institutions Influence Movements? Introduction Discussion Questions 29 Farmworkers' Movements in Changing Political Contexts (from "Insurgency of the Powerless"): J. Craig Jenkins and Charles Perrow 30 The Media in the Unmaking of the New Left (from The Whole World Is Watching ): Todd Gitlin 31 What Shapes the West's Human Rights Focus? (from Contexts magazine): James Ron, Howard Ramos, and Kathleen Rodgers 32 The Quest for International Allies (from "Merchants of Morality"): Clifford Bob 33 Global Corporations, Global Unions (from Contexts magazine): Stephen Lerner Part IX: Why Do Movements Decline? Introduction Discussion Questions 34 The Decline of the Women's Movement (from "What Happened to the Women's Movement?"): Barbara Epstein 35 The Dilemmas of Identity Politics (from "Must Identity Movements Self-Destruct? A Queer Dilemma"): Joshua Gamson 36 The Repression/Protest Paradox in Central America (from "A Protest Cycle Resolution of the Repression/Popular Protest Paradox"): Charles Brockett 37 Counterinsurgency (from Contexts magazine): Ian Roxborough Part X: What Changes Do Movements Bring About? Introduction Discussion Questions 38 Defining Movement "Success" (from The Strategy of Social Protest ): William A. Gamson 39 How Social Movements Matter (from Contexts magazine): David S. Meyer 40 The Personal Consequences of Protest (from "Explaining the Political and Personal Consequences of Protest"): Darren E. Sherkat and T. Jean Blocker 41 Environmental Justice (from "Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justice"): David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle References from Part Introductions/Key Concepts Index

Author Biography

Jeff Goodwin is Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945-1991 (2001) and Choosing Terror (2010). James M. Jasper is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written many books, including The Animal Rights Crusade (1992), The Art of Moral Protest (1997), and Getting Your Way (2006). Together they have edited Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements (with Francesca Polletta) (2001), The Social Movements Reader (2003), Rethinking Social Movements: Structure, Culture, and Emotion (2004), Social Movements: Critical Concepts in Sociology (2007), and The Contexts Reader (2007).
Release date NZ
March 31st, 2009
Edited by James M. Jasper Edited by Jeff Goodwin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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