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Over the past two decades, the study of social movements has emerged as one of the largest, most intellectually vibrant subfields in American sociology. A comprehensive and timely anthology, Readings on Social Movements: Origins, Dynamics, and Outcomes, Second Edition, features the most salient research and articles available on the subject.

Edited by Doug McAdam and David A. Snow, the text organizes the readings by theory and concept to mirror the temporal unfolding of social movements (emergence, mobilization, dynamics, and outcomes). The book also places a unique emphasis on the overall "success" of a movement, thereby teaching students various ways in which to contextualize critical material.

The second edition includes eighteen new readings on social movements outside of the United States, as well as thirty-four brand-new selections, twenty-six of which have been published since 2000. New topics include: the role of emotion, narrative, and "identity work" and "collective identity" in social movements; work at the intersection of the sociology of law and social movements; transnational movements; Islamic fundamentalism; and the "policing of protest".

Other distinctive features of the second edition include:

• A general introduction to social movements

• Expert introductions framing each section

• A combined reference section

• An index

• An "Alternative Uses Grid" grouping the selections according to additional topics and conceptual themes

A wide-ranging, authoritative compilation by two of the best scholars in the field, Readings on Social Movements, Second Edition, is ideal for courses in social movements and collective behavior.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"By providing overviews and examples of various theoretical approaches to key concepts in the study of social movements, McAdam and Snow have put together an excellent reader. No other reader in social movements presents such a wide range of concepts and topics."--Brian Mayer, University of Florida

"I like the book very much. It covers many of the most important debates in the field and a wide range of social movements. Students can actually see how the field evolved. I have been ever grateful for this text, and am very glad it is being updated. I wish I had a similar reader for all my classes."--Cathy Schneider, American University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195384550
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug McAdam is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and former Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

David A. Snow is a Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

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Table of Contents

*=New to this edition
Each Part opens with an Introduction.
Alternative Uses Course Grid
Contributor Biographies
Part 1: Disruptions and Threats
* 1. Disrupting the "Quotidian": Reconceptualizing the Relationship Between Breakdown and the Emergence of Collective Action, David A. Snow, Daniel M. Cress, Liam Downey, and Andrew W. Jones
2. A Demographic/Structural Model of State Breakdown, Jack A. Goldstone
* 3. Structural Social Change and Mobilizing Effect of Threat: Explaining Levels of Patriot and Militia Organizing in the United States, Nella Van Dyke and Sarah A. Soule
Part 2: Political Opportunities
* 4. Political Opportunities and African-American Protest, 1948-1997, J. Craig Jenkins, David Jacobs, and Jon Agnone
5. New Social Movements and Political Opportunities in Western Europe, Hanspeter Kriesi, Ruud Koopmans, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Marco G. Giugni
* 6. Labor Transnationalism and Global Governance: The Impact of NAFTA on Transnational Labor Relationships in North America, Tamara Kay
* 7. Opportunity Organizations and Threat-Induced Contention: Protest Waves in Authoritarian Settings, Paul D. Almeida
Part 3: Resources and Organizations
* 8. Mobilization at the Margins: Resources, Benefactors, and the Viability of Homeless Social Movement Organizations, Daniel M. Cress and David A. Snow
* 9. From Struggle to Settlement: The Crystallization of a Field of Lesbian/Gay Organizations in San Francisco, 1969-1973, Elizabeth A. Armstrong
* 10. Globalization and Transnational Social Movement Organizations, Jackie Smith
Part 4: Facilitative Spaces and Contexts
* 11. Ecologies of Social Movements: Student Mobilization During the 1989 Pro-Democracy Movement in Beijing, Dingxin Zhao
12. Black Southern Student Sit-In Movement: An Analysis of Internal Organization, Aldon Morris
* 13. Free Spaces, Collective Identity, and the Persistence of U.S. White Power Activism, Robert Futrell and Pete Simi
Part 5: Social Networks
* 14. Status, Networks, and Social Movement Participation: The Case of Striking Workers, Marc Dixon and Vincent J. Roscigno
* 15. Specifying the Relationship Between Social Ties and Activism, Doug McAdam and Ronnelle Paulsen
* 16. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Conversion to Venezuelan Evangelicalism: How Networks Matter, David Smilde
Part 6: Interpretive Processes: Framing Processed
* 17. Ideology, Framing Processes, and Islamic Terrorist Movements, David A. Snow and Scott C. Byrd
* 18. Linking Mobilization Frames and Political Opportunities: Insights from Regional Populism in Italy, Mario Diani
* 19. Resonance and Radicalism: Feminist Framing in the Abortion Debates of the United States and Germany, Myra Max Ferree
* 20. From Protective to Equal Treatment: Legal Framing Processes and Transformation of the Women's Movement in the 1960s, Nicholas Pedriana
Part 7: The Social Psychology of Participation: Grievances, Identity, and Emotion
* 21. Grievance Formation in a Country in Transition: South Africa, 1994-1998, Bert Klandermans, Marlene Roefs, and Johan Oliver
* 22. "It Was Little A Fever". . .: Narrative and Identity in Social Protest, Francesca Polletta
* 23. Identity Work and Collective Action in a Repressive Context: Jewish Resistance on the "Aryan Side" of the Warsaw Ghetto, Rachel Einwohner
* 24. Persistent Resistance: Commitment and Community in the Plowshares Movement, Sharon Erikson Nepstad
Part 8: Strategies and Tactics
* 25. Getting It Together in Burgundy, 1675-1975, Charles Tilly
26. Tactical Innovation and the Pace of Insurgency, Doug McAdam
* 27. Celebration and Suppression: The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement, Mary Bernstein
28. The Success of the Unruly, William A. Gamson
Part 9: Extra-Movement Dynamics
* 29. Discursive Opportunities and the Evolution of Right-Wing Violence in Germany, Ruud Koopmans and Susan Olzak
* 30. Protest Under Fire? Explaining the Policing of Protest, Jennifer Earl, Sarah A. Soule, and John D. McCarthy
* 31. Coalitions and Political Context: U.S. Movements Against Wars in Iraq, David S. Meyer and Catherine Corrigall-Brown
Part 10: IntraMovement Dynamics
32. Social Movement Continuity: The Women's Movement in Abeyance, Verta Taylor
33. The Consequences of Professionalization and Formalization in the Pro-Choice Movement, Suzanne Staggenborg
* 34. The Structure of Charismatic Mobilization: A Case Study of Rebellion During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Joel Andreas
* 35. Diffusion and Modularity, Sidney Tarrow
Part 11: Outcomes and Impacts
* 36. Feminist Generations? The Long-Term Impact of Social Movement Involvement on Palestinian Women's Lives, Frances S. Hasso
* 37. Movement Framing and Discursive Opportunity Structures: The Political Successes of the U.S. Women's Jury Movements, Holly J. McCammon, Courtney Sanders Muse, Harmony D. Newman, and Teresa M. Terrell
* 38. Age for Leisure? Political Mediation and the Impact of the Pension Movement on U.S. Old-Age Policy, Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, and Sheera Joy Olasky
* 39. Social Movements and Policy Implementation: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and The War on Poverty, 1965 to 1971, Kenneth T. Andrews

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