Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings

ISBN-10: 0521485169

ISBN-13: 9780521485166

Edition: 1996

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Description: This book brings together a set of essays that focus upong mobilization structures and strategies, political opportunities, and cultural framing and ideologies. The essays are comparative and include studies of eastern Europe, the U.S., Italy, etc.

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List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Mayer N. Zald is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been Chairman of the Section on Occupations, Organizations and Work and the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, both of the American Sociological Association. He has also been Vice-President and a Council Member of the ASA. A two time Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including Organizational Change: The Political Economy of the YMCA (Chicago, 1970) and editor (with Doug McAdam and John McCarthy) of Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements (Cambridge, 1996).

Introduction: opportunities mobilizing structures and framing processes
Political Opportunities
Clarifying the concept of political opportunities
States and opportunities: the political structuring of social movements
Social movements and the state: thoughts on the policing of protest
Opportunities and framing in the East European revolts of 1989
Opportunities and Framing in the Political Cycle of Perestroika
Mobilizing Structures
Mobilizing structures: constraints and opportunities in adopting, adapting and inventing
The organizational structure of new social movements in relation to their political context
The impact of national contexts on social movement structures: a cross-movement and cross-national comparison
Organizational form as frame: collective identity and political strategy in the American Labor Movement 1880-1920
The collapse of a social movement: the interplay of mobilizing structures, framing, and political opportunities in the Knights of Labor
Framing Processes
Culture ideology and strategic framing
Accessing public media electoral and governmental agendas
Media discourse, movement publicity, and the generation of collective action frames: theoretical and empirical exercises in meaning construction
Framing political opportunity
The framing function of movement tactics: strategic dramaturgy in the American civil rights movement
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