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Understanding Social Movements Theories from the Classical Era to the Present

ISBN-10: 1594519161
ISBN-13: 9781594519161
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Steven M. Buechler is Professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His recent books include the critically acclaimed Understanding Social Movements: Theories from the Classical Era to the Present (Paradigm 2011).

Foreword
Introduction
Classical Approaches
Marx and Lenin
The Context
The Alienation of Labor
The Labor Theory of Value
Surplus Value and Exploitation
Contradictions and Crises
Class Formation
Lenin's Ghost
Lessons from Marx
Weber and Michels
The Context
The Protestant Ethic
The Science of Sociology
Types of Authority
Implications for Social Movements
Michels's Contributions
The Weberian Legacy
Durkheim and Le Bon
The Context
The Division of Labor
The Sociology of Suicide
The Role of Religion
Implications for Movements
Le Bon's Crowd
Durkheim's Legacy
Traditional Theories
The Two Chicago Schools
The Context
Park and Burgess
Blumer's Collective Behavior
The Context Revisited
Turner and Killian
Other Exemplars
Conclusion
Political Sociology and Political Movements
The Context
A European Import
Lipset's Political Sociology
Confronting Totalitarianism
On Dictatorship and Democracy
Conclusion
Strain and Deprivation Models
The Context
Chicago Revisited
Relative Deprivation
Smelser's Functionalist Approach
Later Exemplars
Conclusion
Paradigm Shifts
Resource Mobilization Approaches
The Context
Early Strands of Resource Mobilization
The Consolidation (and Fracturing) of a New Paradigm
The Paradigm Elaborated
Conclusion
Political Process Theory
The Context
Tilly's Analysis
MaAdam's Model
Tarrow's Embellishments
Conclusion
Framing and Social Construction
The Context
Politicizing Discontent
Framing Tasks
Movements and Media
The Social Construction of Protest
Conclusion
New Social Movement Theories
The Context
Some Major Themes
European Exemplars and Debates
Melucci's Analysis
Conclusion
Recent Trends
Alternatives, Critiques, and Synthesis?
The Context
Some Alternative Theoretical Threads
Paradigmatic Debates and Critiques
An Attempted Synthesis
Conclusion
Contentious Dynamics and Passionate Politics
The Context
Dynamics of Contention
Critiques and Permutations
Bringing Culture Back In
Passionate Politics
Conclusion
New Directions
The Context
Structural Permutations
Cultural Embellishments
Synthesis 2.0?
Movements in Cyberspace
Transnational Activism
Conclusion
Epilogue
References
Index
About the Author

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