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Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

by Patrick G. Coy
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Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change seeks to encourage dialogue and cross-fertilization across a number of related but too disconnected research literatures: social movements, conflict resolution, and social and political change. This volume showcases deeply empirical and often multi-method research by senior and junior scholars alike. Divided into three sections, the first section casts a spotlight on the institution that the RSMCC series exists within and primarily serves: higher education. Papers in the middle section are linked by their investigation of the dynamics of political protest. The volume concludes with three papers linked by their various connections to the theoretical framework of frame analysis in social movements research. Topics discussed include: framing illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexican Border; movement publications as data; social networks and social protest; and the ethics of social movement research in a post-9/11 political climate. Comparative case analysis and qualitative studies push into new theoretical territories in this illuminating and important research which helps define and advance the multiple fields reflected in the series title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857240361
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 03/05/2010
Series: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change , #30
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Patrick G. Coy is Professor and Interim Director of the School of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University, USA. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Albert Einstein Institution, and the American Sociological Association. His many publications includeContesting Patriotism: Culture, Power and Strategy in the Peace Movement, Social Conflicts and Collective Identities, and A Revolution of the Heart: Essays on the Catholic Worker. He has served as the Series Editor of Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change since 2000.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Introduction Patrick G. Coy ix

Section I Spotlights on the Academy

"It's Part of My Being": Demand-Making and Discursive Protest by Feminist Sociologists Inside Academia Heather Laube 3

Risks and Ethics of Social Movement Research in a Changing Political Climate Kathleen M. Blee Tim Vining 43

Section II The Politics of Public Protest

The Impacts of Repression: The Effect of Police Presence and Action on Subsequent Protest Rates Jennifer Earl Sarah A. Soule 75

On Social Networks and Social Protest: Understanding the Role of Organizational and Personal Ties in Large-Scale Protest Events Dana R. Fisher 115

Legal Dissent: Constitutional Proposals for "Cambio" in Cuba Ana Cristina Maldonado 141

Bridging Contentious and Electoral Politics: Moveon and the Digital Revolution Victoria Carty 171

Section III Extending Framing Theory in Multiple Directions

Framing Illegal Immigration at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Anti-Illegal Immigration Groups and the Importance of Place in Framing April Lee Dove 199

The Dilemma of Differential Mobilization: Framing Strategies and Shaping Engagement in the Occupation of Alcatraz Christopher Wetzel 239

Movement Publications as Data: An Assessment of an Underutilized Resource Andrew W. Martin 271

About the Authors 301

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