Social Movement

ISBN-10: 0195423097
ISBN-13: 9780195423099
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The author explores the key theoretical issues in the study of social movements through a series of case studies, including the Aboriginal rights movement, the women's movement, the gay and lesbian rights movement, the environmental movement, and the global justice movement.

Suzanne Staggenborg is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and the former Chair of Sociology at McGill University. She is the author of numerous books including The Pro-Choice Movement (OUP 1994).

Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Origins of the Social Movement
Defining Social Movements
Outline of the Book
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Theories of Social Movements and Collective Action
Collective Behaviour Theory
Resource Mobilization and Political Process Theories
New Social Movement Theory
New Directions in Social Movement Theory
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Issues in the Study of Social Movements and Collective Action
Movement Emergence: Mobilization and Recruitment
Movement Maintenance, Growth, and Decline
Movement Outcomes
Movements and Media
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Protest Cycle of the 1960s
The Rise, Decline, and Significance of the Protest Cycle
The American Civil Rights Movement
The Rise of New Left Student and Anti-War Movements
Legacies of the Protest Cycle of the 1960s
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Aboriginal Protest/Howard Ramos
Communities, Bystanders, and Critical Events
The Rise of Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Mobilization
The White Paper
From Local Communities to National Political Organizations
The Constitution Act, 1982
'Indian Summer' of 1990
International Attention and Nations within Nations
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Women's Movement
Origins of the Second Wave
Mobilizing Issues of the Second Wave
Feminist Survival and the Emergence of the Third Wave
The Global Women's Movement
Maintenance and Growth of the Women's Movement
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Gay and Lesbian Movement
Origins of the Gay and Lesbian Movement
Gay and Lesbian Liberation
Struggles for Equal Rights
AIDS Activism and Queer Politics
Relationship Recognition and Same-Sex Marriage
Influences on Movement Strategies and Outcomes
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Environmental Movement
Origins of the Environmental Movement
Public Support for Environmentalism
Participation in the Environmental Movement
Debates on the Direction of the Environmental Movement
Greenpeace and the Mass Media
Green Lobbies and Consumer Boycotts
Grassroots Environmentalism and Direct-Action Campaigns
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Global Justice Movement
Origins of the Global Justice Movement
Mobilizing Frames, Structures, and Opportunities
Movement Strategies and Outcomes
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Conclusion: Social Movements and Social Change
Large-Scale Changes, Grievances, and Opportunities
Movement Organization and Strategy
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
References
Index

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