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Social Movements and Protest

Social Movements and Protest

by Gemma Edwards


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ISBN-13: 9780521145817
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Series: Key Topics in Sociology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gemma Edwards is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University Manchester and a member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: conceptualizing social movements; 2. From the mad to the sane: collective behaviour and its critics; 3. From the rational to the relational: resource mobilization, organization, and social movement networks; 4. From political processes to cultural processes: political opportunity, frames, and contentious politics; 5. From old to new social movements: capitalism, culture, and the reinvention of everyday life; 6. From national to global social movements: network movements, alternative globalization, and new media; 7. From the pretty to the ugly: terrorism, social movement theory, and covert networks; 8. From collective behaviour to misbehaviour: redrawing the boundaries of political and cultural resistance; 9. Conclusion: the shifting terrain of social movement studies.

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