Table of Contents
List of Key Concepts and Chronologies
List of Activist Biographies
Part I: Introduction:
1 Editors’ Introduction: Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper
Part II: When and Why Do Social Movements Occur?
2 The Civil Rights Movement (from Civil Rights: The 1960s Freedom Struggle): Rhoda Lois Blumberg
3 The Women’s Movement (from "The Origins of the Women’s Liberation Movement"): Jo Freeman
4 The Gay Liberation Movement (from Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities): John D’Emilio
5 The Iranian Revolution (from "Structural and Perceived Opportunity: The Iranian Revolution of 1979"): Charles Kurzman
Part III: Who Joins or Supports Movements?
6 The Free-Rider Problem (from The Logic of Collective Action): Mancur Olson
7 Recruits to Civil Rights Activism (from Freedom Summer): Doug McAdam
8 Middle-Class Radicalism and Environmentalism (from "Environmentalism, Middle-Class Radicalism and Politics"): Stephen Cotgrove and Andrew Duff
9 Who Are the Radical Islamists? (from "Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims"): Charles Kurzman
Part IV: Who Remains in Movements, and Who Drops Out?
10 Generating Commitment Among Students (from "Sacrifice for the Cause: Group Processes, Recruitment, and Commitment in a Student Social Movement"): Eric L. Hirsch
11 Sustaining Commitment Among Radical Feminists (from Feminist Generations): Nancy Whittier
12 True Believers and Charismatic Cults (from Bounded Choice): Janja Lalich
13 Disengaging from Movements (from The Social Psychology of Protest): Bert Klandermans
Part V: What Do Movement Participants Think and Feel?
14 World Views of Pro- and Anti-Abortion Activists (from Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood): Kristin Luker
15 Ideological Purity in the Women’s Movement (from Why We Lost the ERA): Jane J. Mansbridge
16 Are Frames Enough? (from "The Art of Reframing Political Debate"): Charlotte Ryan and William A. Gamson
17 The Emotions of Protest (from "The Emotions of Protest"): James M. Jasper
18 Classic Protest Songs: A List (from Contexts magazine)
Part VI: How Are Movements Organized?
19 Social Movement Organizations (from "Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A Partial Theory"): John D. McCarthy and Mayer N. Zald
20 Organizational Repertoires (from "Organizational Repertoires and Institutional Change: Women’s Groups and the Transformation of U.S. Politics, 1890–1920"): Elisabeth S. Clemens
21 Transnational Environmental Activism (from "Politics Beyond the State: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics"): Paul Wapner
22 The Transnational Network for Democratic Globalization (from Social Movements for Global Democracy): Jackie Smith
Part VII: What Do Movements Do?
23 Protest Tactics (from Rules for Radicals): Saul D. Alinsky
24 Tactical Innovation in the Civil Rights Movement (from The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement): Aldon Morris
25 The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement (from "Celebration and Suppression"): Mary Bernstein
26 Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement (from "Guerrillas in Their Midst: Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement"): Gay Seidman
27 Suicide Bombing (from "Six Lessons of Suicide Bombing"): Robert J. Brym
28 Everyday Life, Routine Politics, and Protest: Javier Auyero
Part VIII: How Do Institutions Influence Movements?
29 Farmworkers’ Movements in Changing Political Contexts (from "Insurgency of the Powerless"): J. Craig Jenkins and Charles Perrow
30 The Media in the Unmaking of the New Left (from The Whole World Is Watching): Todd Gitlin
31 What Shapes the West’s Human Rights Focus? (from Contexts magazine): James Ron, Howard Ramos, and Kathleen Rodgers
32 The Quest for International Allies (from "Merchants of Morality"): Clifford Bob
33 Global Corporations, Global Unions (from Contexts magazine): Stephen Lerner
Part IX: Why Do Movements Decline?
34 The Decline of the Women’s Movement (from "What Happened to the Women’s Movement?"): Barbara Epstein
35 The Dilemmas of Identity Politics (from "Must Identity Movements Self-Destruct? A Queer Dilemma"): Joshua Gamson
36 The Repression/Protest Paradox in Central America (from "A Protest Cycle Resolution of the Repression/Popular Protest Paradox"): Charles Brockett
37 Counterinsurgency (from Contexts magazine): Ian Roxborough
Part X: What Changes Do Movements Bring About?
38 Defining Movement "Success" (from The Strategy of Social Protest): William A. Gamson
39 How Social Movements Matter (from Contexts magazine): David S. Meyer
40 The Personal Consequences of Protest (from "Explaining the Political and Personal Consequences of Protest"): Darren E. Sherkat and T. Jean Blocker
41 Environmental Justice (from "Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justice"): David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle
References from Part Introductions/Key Concepts