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The social movements reader : cases and concepts
Goodwin, Jeff.
Publication Information:
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
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xii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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The Social Movements Reader is an extensive collection of the key classic and contemporary readings on the origins, organization, dynamics, and effects of social movements.

Contains 33 concise essays by leading scholars on the origins, organizations, influences, and development of social movements.
Collects both classic and contemporary readings on social movements.
Provides several case studies including articles on labor, civil rights, women, the environment, religion, and politics.
Includes editorial introductions, chronologies, and definitions of key terms to give further insight and direction.

Author Notes

Jeff Goodwin is Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements (2001) and co-editor (with James M. Jasper and Francesca Polletta) of Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements (2001).

James M. Jasper is the author of The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements (1997) and Restless Nation: Starting over in America (2000) and co-author (with Dorothy Nelkin of The Animal Rights Crusade (1992).

Table of Contents

List of Key Concepts
Part I Introduction Editors' IntroductionJeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper
Part II When And Why Do Social Movements Occur?
1 The Civil Rights Movement (From Civil Rights: The 1960s Freedom Struggle)Rhoda Lois Blumberg
2 The Women's Movement (From The Origins Of The Women's Liberation Movement)Jo Freeman
3 The Gay Liberation Movement (From Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities)John D'Emilio
4 The Iranian Revolution (From Structural And Perceived Opportunity: The Iranian Revolution Of 1979)Charles Kurzman
Discussion Questions
Part III Who Joins Or Supports Movements?
Discussion Questions
5 Recruits To Civil Rights Activism (From Freedom Summer)Doug Mcadam
6 Changing Values In Post-Industrial Societies (From The Silent Revolution)Ronald Inglehart
7 Middle-Class Radicalism And Environmentalism (From Environmentalism, Middle Class Radicalism And Politics)Steven Cotgrove and Andrew Duff
8 "Christian Patriots" (From The Politics Of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism)James A. Aho
Part IV Who Remains In Movements, And Who Drops Out?
Discussion Questions
9 Generating Commitment Among Students (From Sacrifice For The Cause: Group Processes, Recruitment, And Commitment In A Student Social Movement)Eric L. Hirsch
10 Sustaining Commitment Among Radical Feminists (From Feminist Generations)Nancy
Whittier.11 Disengaging From Movements (From The Social Psychology Of Protest)Bert Klandermans
Part V What Do Movement Participants Think And Feel?
Discussion Questions
12 Word Views Of Pro- And Anti-Abortion Activists (From Abortion And The Politics Of Motherhood)Kristin Luker
13 Ideological Purity In The Women's Movement (From Why We Lost The ERA)Jane J. Mansbridge
14 The Emotions Of Protest (From The Emotions Of Protest)James M. Jasper
Part VI How Are Movements Organized?
Discussion Questions
15 Social Movement Organizations (From Resource Mobilization And Social Movements: A Partial Theory)John D. Mccarthy and Mayer N. Zald
16 Organizational Repertoires (From Organizational Repertoires And Institutional Change: Women's Groups And The Transformation Of U.S. Politics, 1890-1920)Elisabeth S. Clemens
17 Transnational Environmental Activism (From Politics Beyond The State: Environmental Activism And World Civic Politics)Paul Wapner
18 Affinity Groups And The Movement Against Corporate Globalization (From After Seattle)William Finnegan
Part VII What Do Movements Do?
Discussion Questions
19 Protest Tactics (From Rules For Radicals)Saul D. Alinsky
20 Tactical Innovation In The Civil Rights Movement (From The Origins Of The Civil Rights Movement)Aldon Morris
21 The Strategic Uses Of Identity In The Lesbian And Gay MovementMary Bernstein
22 Discursive Activism By Catholic Feminists (From Faithful And Fearless: Moving Feminist Protest Inside The Church And Military)Mary Fainsod Katzenstein
Part VIII How Do The State And Mass Media Influence Movements?
Discussion Questions
23 The 'Smothering' Allies Of The Nuclear Freeze Movement (From A Winter Of Discontent)David S. Meyer
24 Farmworkers' Movements In Changing Political Contexts (From Insurgency Of The Powerless)J. Craig Jenkins and Charles Perrow
25 Another Look At Farmworker Mobilization (From Resources and Resourcefulness)Marshall Ganz
26 The Media In The Unmaking Of The New Left (From The Whole World Is Watching)Todd Gitlin
Part IX Why Do Movements Decline?
Discussion Questions
27 The Decline Of The Labor Movement (From