Stories, Identities, And Political Change / Edition 1

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Overview

An award-winning sociologist, Charles Tilly has been equally influential in explaining politics, history, and how societies change. Tilly’s newest book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big events—revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses in this book on the role of stories, as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of political tensions and realities. He uses well-known examples from around the world—the Zapatista rebellion, Hindu-Muslim conflicts, and other examples in which nationalism and other forms of group identity are politically pivotal. Tilly writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a great theorist.

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Editorial Reviews

Political Studies Review
Reading work by Charles Tilly is a pleasure and this book is no exception.
Mobilization
A brilliant and inspiring new collection of essays.
Choice
Whether or not one agrees with his orientation of contentious politics, Tilly's ideas are always provocative. Essential.
CHOICE
Whether or not one agrees with his orientation of contentious politics, Tilly's ideas are always provocative. Essential.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742518827
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Tilly, the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, is the author of more than thirty books. He lives in Manhattan, New York.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Stories and Explanations Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Softcore Solipsism Chapter 4 The Trouble with Stories Part 5 Political Identities Chapter 6 Stein Rokkan and Political Identities Chapter 7 Political Identities in History Chapter 8 Micro, Macro, or Megrim? Chapter 9 Social Movements and Other Political Interactions Part 10 Contentious Voices Chapter 11 Voice in Contentious Politics Chapter 12 Contentious Conversation Chapter 13 Where Do Rights Come From? Chapter 14 Power—Top Down and Bottom Up Part 15 Political Change Chapter 16 States and Nationalism in Europe 1492-1992 Chapter 17 The Time of States Chapter 18 Processes and Mechanisms of Democratization Chapter 19 So What?

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