Waves of Protest: Social Movements since the Sixties

Waves of Protest: Social Movements since the Sixties

by Jo Freeman
     
 

This book updates and adds to the classic Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies, showing how social movement theory has grown and changed.See more details below

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This book updates and adds to the classic Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies, showing how social movement theory has grown and changed.

Editorial Reviews

Race Relations Abastracts
This is an important contribution to the development of political thought.
Perspectives On Political Science
Waves of Protest is excellent social science. It is well-written, empirical, and intellectually stimulating. The book will be useful for students and scholars of political science, sociology, and social movements, and for people interested in working in such movements. In comparison with other sociological treatments of organizational behavior, Waves of Protest provides theoretical breadth, new concepts about organizations, and substantive empirical results. It offers new understanding of recent U.S. social history.
Political Studies Review
A wide range of movements are examined. Written in an accessible style, this book is aimed at students of social movements from undergradute level onwards.
Karen O'Connor
A 'good read' sorely needed to fill a gap in the political science literature on social movements.
Charles Tilly
Freeman, Johnson, and their fellow authors survey American social movements since the 1960s with enthusiasm and perspicacity, forcing us to recognize how movement activity has transformed American life over the last half-century.
Andrew S. McFarland
The current generation of political science students will appreciate the useful summaries and valuable analyses of movements' political strategies within the structures of the American political system.
Myra Marx Ferree
Fresh, timely, and widely useful. . . . Readers are informed about a wide range of movements as well as given conceptual tools to analyze them.
Hank Johnston
This is a highly useful and empirically rich collection that considers movements since the sixties as a protest wave. Indeed, the movements here are a tsunami of challenge and contention that will pique the interest of students.
Thomas Hodd
My students like this book. They tell me they plan to keep it.
Perspectives on Political Science
Waves of Protest is excellent social science. It is well-written, empirical, and intellectually stimulating. The book will be useful for students and scholars of political science, sociology, and social movements, and for people interested in working in such movements. In comparison with other sociological treatments of organizational behavior, Waves of Protest provides theoretical breadth, new concepts about organizations, and substantive empirical results. It offers new understanding of recent U.S. social history.
Race Relations Abstracts
This is an important contribution to the development of political thought.
Booknews
Seeing the following three decades as aftershocks of the 1960s, as has been typical in other periods of social dissent, social scientists examines the mobilization, organization, consciousness, and strategy and tactics of such movements as animal rights, environmental action, the Christian right, anti-cult, anti-abortion, farmworkers, and lesbian feminist. They also look at the decline and transformation of the Students for the Democratic Society, the civil rights movement, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847687473
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jo Freeman is editor of Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies and Women: A Feminist Perspective and author of A Room at a Time and The Politics of Women's Liberation. Victoria Johnson is assistant professor of sociology at Bates College and a contributor to several anthologies on social movements.

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