Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics

Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics

by Ronald R. Aminzade, Jack A. Goldstone, Doug McAdam, Elizabeth J. Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521806798

ISBN-13: 9780521806794

Pub. Date: 09/17/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The aim of the book is to highlight and begin to give "voice" to some of the notable "silences" evident in recent years in the study of contentious politics. The coauthors hope to redress the present topical imbalance in the field. In particular, the authors take up seven specific topics in the volume: the relationship between emotions and contention;

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The aim of the book is to highlight and begin to give "voice" to some of the notable "silences" evident in recent years in the study of contentious politics. The coauthors hope to redress the present topical imbalance in the field. In particular, the authors take up seven specific topics in the volume: the relationship between emotions and contention; temporality in the study of contention; the spatial dimensions of contention; leadership in contention; the role of threat in contention; religion and contention; and contention in the context of demographic and life-course processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521806794
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/17/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics: Introduction1
2Emotions and Contentious Politics14
3Space in Contentious Politics51
4It's About Time: Temporality in the Study of Social Movements and Revolutions89
5Leadership Dynamics and Dynamics of Contention126
6The Sacred, Religious, and Secular in Contentious Politics: Blurring Boundaries155
7Threat (and Opportunity): Popular Action and State Response in the Dynamics of Contentious Action179
8Contention in Demographic and Life-Course Context195
9Harmonizing the Voices: Thematic Continuity Across the Chapters222
References241
Index267

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