Group Politics and Social Movements in Canadaby Miriam Smith
Pub. Date: 10/29/2007
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada provides a set of case studies that cover a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics as fields of social movement politics. Newer groups that have become more important in recent years/i>
Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada provides a set of case studies that cover a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics as fields of social movement politics. Newer groups that have become more important in recent years are also included: anti-poverty organizing; race, disability, and lesbian and gay politics; Christian evangelical groups; and health social movements. Contributors to the collection employ a number of theoretical perspectives from political science and sociology to describe the evolution of organized groups and movements and to evaluate successes in exercising influence on Canadian politics. The diversity of approaches is one of the strengths of the volume. Each chapter provides an overview of the group or movement along with an account of its main networks and organizations, strategies, goals, successes, and failures.
Special Combined Price: Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada may be ordered together with A Civil Society? Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-779-8.
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Table of Contents
List of Acronyms
Introduction: Theories of Group and Movement Organizing,
Part I: Political Economy
1. Business Interests and Civil Society in Canada,
2. The Working-Class Movement in Canada: An Overview,
3. Organized Labour in Canadian Politics:
Hugging the Middle or Pushing the Margins?
4. Boardrooms and Barricades: Anti-Poverty Organizing in Canada,
Part II: Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion
5. Ethnocultural Political Mobilization, Multiculturalism, and Human Rights in Canada,
6. The Women's Movement in Flux: Feminism and Framing, Passion and Politics,
7. Identity and Opportunity: The Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement,
8. Populist and Conservative Christian Evangelical Movements: A Comparison of Canada and the United States,
Trevor W. Harrison
Part III: Nations and Nationalism
Aysaka'paykinit: Contesting the Rope Around the Nations' Neck,
Kiera L. Ladner
10. Nationalism and Protest: The Sovereignty Movement in Quebec,
Pascale Dufour and Christophe Traisnel
Part IV: Environment, Disability, and Health
11. The Environmental Movement in Canada: Retreat or Resurgence?
Judith I. McKenzie
12. Barrier by Barrier: The Canadian Disability Movement and the Fight for Equal Rights,
13. Health Social Movements: The Next Wave in Contentious Politics?
Notes on Contributors
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