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Social Movements An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1405102829

ISBN-13: 9781405102827

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mario Diani, Donatella della Porta

List price: $53.00
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This critical discussion of current studies of contemporary social movements in western societies examines the central problems for the analysis of contemporary social movements.
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Donatella della Porta is Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence.

Preface to the Second Edition
The Study of Social Movements: Recurring Questions, (Partially) Changing Answers
Four Core Questions for Social Movement Analysis
What is Distinctive about Social Movements?
On This Book
Social Changes and Social Movements
Social Structure, Political Cleavages, and Collective Action
States, Markets, and Social Movements
Knowledge, Culture, and Conflicts
Structural Transformations, New Conflicts, New Classes
The Symbolic Dimension of Collective Action
Culture and Action: The Role of Values
Culture and Action: The Cognitive Perspective
Problems and Responses
Collective Action and Identity
How Does Identity Work?
Multiple Identities
Does Identity Facilitate Participation?
How Is Identity Generated and Reproduced?
Individuals, Networks, and Participation
Why Do People Get Involved in Collective Action? The Role of Networks
Do Networks Always Matter?
Individuals and Organizations
Individual Participation, Movement Subcultures, and Virtual Networks
Social Movements and Organizations
Organizational Dilemmas in Social Movements
Types of Social Movement Organizations
How Do Social Movement Organizations Change?
From Movement Organizations to Social Movement Networks
Action Forms, Repertories, and Cycles of Protest
Protest: A Definition
Repertoires of Action
The Logics and Forms of Protest
Strategic Options and Protest
Factors Influencing Repertoire Choice
The Cross-National Diffusion of Protest
Cycles of Protest, Protest Waves, and Protest Campaigns
The Policing of Protest and Political Opportunities for Social Movements
The Policing of Protest
Political Institutions and Social Movements
Prevailing Strategies and Social Movements
Allies, Opponents, and Social Movements
Discursive Opportunity and the Media System
Social Movements and Democracy
Social Movement Strategies and Their Effects
Changes in Public Policy
Social Movements and Procedural Changes
Social Movements and Democratic Theory
Social Movements and Democratization
Index of Names
Index of Subjects