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Overview

"...effectively demonstrates the enduring importance of 'classical' social movement theory...and provides a cutting edge critical review of recent theoretical developments. This is one of the most important general theoretical texts on social movements for some years." - Paul Bagguley, University of Leeds

  • Why and how do social movements emerge?
  • In which ways are social movements analysed?
  • Can our understanding be enhanced by new perspectives?

Making Sense of Social Movements offers a clear and comprehensive overview of the key sociological approaches to the study of social movements. The author argues that each of these approaches makes an important contribution to our understanding of social movements but that none is adequate on its own. In response he argues for a new approach which draws together key insights within the solid foundations of Pierre Bourdieu's social theory of practice.

This new approach transcends the barriers which still often divide European and North American perspectives of social movements, and also those which divide recent approaches from the older 'collective behaviour' approach. The result is a theoretical framework which is uniquely equipped for the demands of modern social movement analysis.

The clear and concise style of the text, as well as its neat summaries of key concepts and approaches, will make this book invaluable for undergraduate courses. It will also be an essential reference for researchers.

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Editorial Reviews

Electronic Newsletter on Extremist and Democracy
'...a clear and accessible overview of both classical and more recent theoretical approaches in social movement research.

...a well written book that makes a persuasive case for revisiting the work of classical social movement theorists, and a stimulating reflection on the applicability of Bourdieu theory of practice within social movement research.

...an important and thought-provoking contribution to the to the social movements literature' - Robert Gibb

Paul Bagguley
...Effectively demonstrates the enduring importance of 'classical' social movement theory...and provides a cutting edge critical review of recent theoretical developments. This is one of the most important general theoretical texts on social movements for some years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335206025
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Crossley is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester. His studies of social movements have included a detailed analysis of the UK anti-psychiatry and psychiatric survivor movements, and an investigation of the relationship of movement politics to higher education. His previous publications include The Politics of Subjectivity (1994), Intersubjectivity (1996), and The Social Body (2001).

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Table of Contents

Acknowlegements Introduction Social unrest, movement culture and identity the symbolic interactionists Smelser's value-added approach Rational actor theory Resources, networks and organizations Opportunities, cognition and biography Repertoires, frames and cycles New social movements Social movements and the theory of practice a new synthesis Bibliography Index.

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