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The Social Movements Reader
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The Social Movements Reader
Cases and Concepts
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Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world.
  • Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement
  • Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader
  • Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material
  • Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements
  • Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements
  • Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world.
  • Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement
  • Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader
  • Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material
  • Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements
  • Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements
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    About the Author-
    • Jeff Goodwin is Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945-1991 (2001).

      James M. Jasper is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written many books, including The Animal Rights Crusade(1992) and The Art of Moral Protest (1997), and Getting Your Way (2006).

      Together they have edited two previous editions of The Social Movements Reader (2003, 2009) Passionate Politics (2001) and Contention in Context (2012).

    Table of Contents-
    • List of Key Concepts and Chronologies viii

      List of Activist Biographies ix

      Part I Introduction 1

      1 Editors’ Introduction 3
      Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper

      Part II When and Why Do Social Movements Occur? 9

      2 The Women’s Movement 13
      Jo Freeman

      3 The Gay Liberation Movement 24
      John D’Emilio

      4 Occupy Wall Street 30
      Ruth Milkman, Stephanie Luce, and Penny Lewis

      5 The Egyptian Revolution 45
      Manuel Castells

      Part III Who Joins or Supports Movements? 53

      6 The Free-Rider Problem 59
      Mancur Olson

      7 Recruits to Civil Rights Activism 65
      Doug McAdam

      8 Who Are the Radical Islamists? 76
      Charles Kurzman

      9 Women’s Mobilization into the Salvadoran Guerrilla Army 83
      Jocelyn S. Viterna

      Part IV Who Remains in Movements, Who Drops Out, and Why? 101

      10 Generating Commitment among Students 105
      Eric L. Hirsch

      11 Sustaining Commitment among Radical Feminists 114
      Nancy Whittier

      12 True Believers and Charismatic Cults 126
      Janja Lalich

      13 Are Frames Enough? 136
      Charlotte Ryan and William A. Gamson

      14 The Emotional Benefits of Insurgency in El Salvador 143
      Elisabeth Jean Wood

      15 Classic Protest Songs: A List 153

      Part V How Are Movements Organized? 155

      16 Social Movement Organizations 159
      John D. McCarthy and Mayer N. Zald

      17 Transnational Environmental Activism 175
      Paul Wapner

      18 The Transnational Network for Democratic Globalization 184
      Jackie Smith

      19 Meeting Arenas 196
      Christoph Haug

      Part VI What Do Movements Do? 213

      20 Tactical Innovation in the Civil Rights Movement 219
      Aldon D. Morris

      21 Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement 224
      Gay Seidman

      22 Suicide Bombing 239
      Robert J. Brym

      23 Everyday Life, Routine Politics, and Protest 246
      Javier Auyero

      24 The Emotion Work of Movements 254
      Deborah B. Gould

      25 Tactical Repertoires: Same-Sex Weddings 266
      Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Ann Andersen

      Part VII How Do Movements Interact with Other Players? 283

      26 Farmworkers’ Movements in Changing Political Contexts 287
      J. Craig Jenkins and Charles Perrow

      27 Movements in the Media 302
      Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, Sheera Joy Olasky, and James E. Stobaugh

      28 What Shapes the West’s Human Rights Focus? 317
      James Ron, Howard Ramos, and Kathleen Rodgers

      29 The Quest for International Allies 325
      Clifford Bob

      30 Global Corporations, Global Unions 335
      Stephen Lerner

      Part VIII Why Do Movements Decline? 343

      31 The Decline of the Women’s Movement 347
      Barbara Epstein

      32 The Dilemmas of Identity Politics 354
      Joshua Gamson

      33 The Repression/Protest Paradox in Central America 363
      Charles D. Brockett

      34 Counterinsurgency 370
      Ian Roxborough

      Part IX What Changes Do Movements Bring About? 379

      35 Defining Movement “Success” 383
      William A. Gamson

      36 How Social Movements Matter 386
      David S. Meyer

      37 Environmental Justice 391
      David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle

      38 Understanding...

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