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Challenging Codes Collective Action in the Information Age

ISBN-10: 0521578434

ISBN-13: 9780521578431

Edition: 1996

Authors: Alberto Melucci, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Steven Seidman

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In Challenging Codes Melucci brings an original perspective to research on collective action which both emphasizes the role of culture and makes telling connections with the experience of the individual in postmodern society. The focus is on the role of information in an age which knows both fragmentation and globalisation, building on the analysis of collective action familiar from the authors Nomads of the Present. Melucci addresses a wide range of contemporary issues, including political conflict and change, feminism, ecology, identity politics, power and inequality.
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/12/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
Theory of Collective Action
The construction of collective action
Conflict and change
Action and meaning
The process of collective identity
Contemporary Collective Action
conflicts of culture
Invention of the present
The time of difference
Roots for today and for tomorrow
A search for ethics
Information, power, domination
The Field of Collective Action
A society without a centre
The political system
The state and the distribution of social resources
Modernization, crisis, and conflict: the case of Italy
Acting Collectively
Mobilization and political participation
The organization of movements
Leadership in social movements
Collective action and discourse
Forms of action
Research on collective action