Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

by Landon E. Hancock (Editor)

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Overview

This volume of Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change is divided into two parts. Part I presents a series of cases that tie together narratives of being, knowing and contestation surrounding the claiming of identity for the self or the categorization of the other. It does this by exploring narratives to claim identities and assert agency; showing us the dialectic between dominant forces and those who would challenge existing narratives about place, identity or space. Part II continues RSMCC's tradition of cutting edge research in social movement formation, conflict and change. These chapters focus on a wide range of social organizations from immigrant movements, to the occupy struggle, to the narratives around the framing and counter-framing of the radical environmental movement. The volume concludes with two chapters focusing on more recent developments in data gathering and analysis to examine changes in how researchers collect and analyze data. Each of the nine chapters engages with notions of identity, whether in the examination of the subject or in the reference to the researcher him or herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786350787
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 08/26/2016
Series: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change Series , #40
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Edited by Landon E. Hancock, Department of Political Science, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Foreword Patrick G. Coy ix

Introduction: Narrative, Identity, and Social Movement Activism London E. Hancock xi

Section I Narratives of Identity

"Survivors Get GACACA, We Get Nothing:" Constructing Victimhood in Rwanda Larissa R. Begley 3

Speak Up, Write Out: Language and Populism in Croatia Ana Ljubojevic 29

It Can Be Helped: Survivor Docent Testimony at the Japanese American National Museum Raina Elise Fox 57

Using the Human Rights Framework as a Mobilizing Tool The Case of Indigenous Women's Movements in Post-Conflict Guatemala Tine Destrooper 87

Section II Conflict and Change in Social Movement Expression

Opportunity, Threat, and Tactics: Collaboration and Confrontation by Latino Immigrant Challengers Greg Prieto 123

Time to Get Re-Organized! The Structure of the Portuguese Anti-Austerity Protests Britta Baumgarten 155

Activism, Terrorism, and Social Movements: The "Green Scare" As Monarchical Power Michael Loadenthal 189

Tweeting Resistance: The Evolution of Engagement Frameworks Maia Carter Hallward Crystal Armstrong 227

The Effect of New York Times Event Coding Techniques on Social Movement Analyses of Protest Data Erik W. Johnson Jonathan P. Schreiner Jon Agnone 263

About the Authors 293

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