Contentious Performances

Contentious Performances

by Charles Tilly
     
 

ISBN-10: 052151584X

ISBN-13: 9780521515849

Pub. Date: 08/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How can we get inside popular collective struggles and explain how they work? Contentious Performances presents a distinctive approach to analyzing such struggles, drawing especially on incomparably rich evidence from Great Britain between 1758 and 1834. The book accomplishes three main things. First, it presents a logic and method for describing contentious events

Overview

How can we get inside popular collective struggles and explain how they work? Contentious Performances presents a distinctive approach to analyzing such struggles, drawing especially on incomparably rich evidence from Great Britain between 1758 and 1834. The book accomplishes three main things. First, it presents a logic and method for describing contentious events, occasions on which people publicly make consequential claims on each other. Second, it shows how that logic yields superior explanations of the dynamics in such events, both individually and in the aggregate. Third, it illustrates its methods and arguments by means of detailed analyses of contentious events in Great Britain from 1758 to 1834.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521515849
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Claims as performances; 2. How to detect and describe performances and repertoires; 3. How performances form, change, and disappear; 4. From campaign to campaign; 5. Invention of the social movement; 6. Repertoires and regimes; 7. Contention in space and time; 8. Conclusions.

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