The Unfinished Revolution: Social Movement Theory and the Gay and Lesbian Movement

The Unfinished Revolution: Social Movement Theory and the Gay and Lesbian Movement

by Stephen M. Engel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521802873

ISBN-13: 9780521802871

Pub. Date: 08/01/1901

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Unfinished Revolution compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements with an eye toward understanding how distinct political institutional environments affect the development, strategies, goals, and outcomes of a social movement. The two case study chapters function as brief historical sketches that provide an

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The Unfinished Revolution compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements with an eye toward understanding how distinct political institutional environments affect the development, strategies, goals, and outcomes of a social movement. The two case study chapters function as brief historical sketches that provide an introduction to British and American gay and lesbian history. An appendix provides a useful evaluative summary of common social movement theories. The book will be of value to academics and students of sociology, political science, and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521802871
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1901
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: opening remarks; 1. Asked and answered: how questions can condition conclusions in social movement theory; 2. Tracing the rainbow: an historical sketch of the American gay and lesbian movement; 3. Tracing the rainbow: an historical sketch of the English gay and lesbian movement; 4. Where and how it comes to pass: interest group interaction with political institutions; 5. Asking the unasked question: grappling with the culture variable; Conclusion: final thoughts.

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