The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

by James M. Jasper

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Overview

In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work. Jasper highlights their creativity, not only in forging new morals but in adopting courses of action and inventing organizational forms.

"A provocative perspective on the cultural implications of political and social protest."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226394961
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 530
Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

James M. Jasper teaches sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Pt. 1: Basic Approaches
Pt. 2: Biography, Culture, and Willingness
Pt. 3: Movement Culture
Pt. 4: Protest and the Broader Culture
Pt. 5: A Normative View
Appendix on Evidence
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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