Rethinking Social Movements

Structure, Meaning, and Emotion

Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525962

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

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This landmark volume brings together some of the titans of social movement theory in a grand reassessment of its status. For some time, the field has been divided between a dominant structural approach and a cultural or constructivist tradition.. The gaps and misunderstandings between the two sides--as well as the efforts to bridge them--closely parallel those in the social sciences at large. This book aims to further the dialogue between these two distinct approaches to social movements and to show the broader implications for social science as a whole as it struggles with issues including culture, emotion, and agency. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Transgression as a Mode of Resistance

Rethinking Social Movement in an Era of Corporate Globalization

Author: Christina R. Foust

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739143377

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4784

Transgression as a Mode of Resistance provides the conceptual mapping for scholars, students, and practitioners to participate in the growing debate between hegemony and transgression. Through a broad perspective on philosophy, communication and cultural studies (primarily rhetorical criticism and social movement rhetoric) and history, this book demonstrates that these two modes of resistance are sometimes conflicting, oftentimes inter-related practices. Through alternative social relationships and political performances, transgressive resistors may reinvent daily life.

Rethinking Social Policy

Author: Gail Lewis,Sharon Gewirtz,John Clarke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761967552

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Rethinking Social Policy is a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the complex mixture of problems and possibilities within the study of social policy. Contributors at the cutting edge of social policy analysis reflect upon the implications of new social and theoretical movements for welfare and the study of social policy. Topics covered include: criminology and crime control; race, class and gender; poverty and sexuality; the body and the emotions; violence; work and welfare in Europe. Examples are drawn from a variety of welfare sectors such as: social services and community care, health, education, employment, and criminal justice. This is a course reader for The Open University course (D860) R

Rethinking Social Work in a Global World

Author: Gai Harrison,Rose Melville

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137070773

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 8755

If we are to fully understand the impact of local concerns on social work, we have to consider these in a global context. Rethinking Social Work in a Global World provides the key to better understanding. It critically examines the relationship between the global and the local in light of a range of social issues and shows how such analysis can assist in improving social work practice. Incorporating the views of practitioners and analysing students perceptions of global issues, the authors: ■ draw on a range of theoretical disciplines and traditions, including postcolonialism, sociology, cultural studies and political science; ■ explore contemporary global issues such as the environment, new information and communications technology and the global mental health movement; ■ examine the implications of adopting global notions of citizenship for social work, in a postcolonial era; and ■ provide discussion points to ground the above ideas in a local context, to better inform everyday practice. This timely text is essential reading for practitioners, students and academics across a range of disciplines that incorporate global concerns, including social work, social policy, social welfare and community care.

Rethinking Social Inquiry

Diverse Tools, Shared Standards

Author: Henry E. Brady,David Collier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511255

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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'Rethinking Social Inquiry' offers a cohesive set of reflections on the quest for common standards drawn from quantitative methodology. The contributors argue that these standards must be drawn from exemplary qualitative research as well as the best quantitative studies.

Rethinking Latin American Social Movements

Radical Action from Below

Author: Richard Stahler-Sholk,Harry E. Vanden,Marc Becker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235691

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

View: 3013

This groundbreaking text explores the dramatic evolution in Latin American social movements over the past fifteen years. Assessing both the continuities in social movement dynamics and important new tendencies, this book will be essential reading for all students of Latin American politics and society.

The Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts

Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118729951

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 1388

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

Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe

Author: A. Santos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137296402

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This book explores the relationship between social movements, sexual citizenship and change in Southern Europe. Providing a comparative analysis about LGBT issues in Italy, Spain and Portugal, it discusses how activism can generate legal, political and cultural impact in post-dictatorial, Catholic and EU-focused countries.

Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World

Author: S. Shigetomi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848449402

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9312

This is a useful book and an important contribution to the literature on social movements and civil society. . . It will be very helpful for those who understand social movement theory but need an orientation to developing societies. . . This book will also be useful to advanced graduate students in sociology, economics, and political science. The case studies could be excellent teaching tools. This would be a good text for a course on social movements. Protests and Social Movements in the Developing World will add new dimensions to your work on social movements. It is a book that every social movement scholar will want on their bookshelf. John McNutt, Voluntas Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World is aimed at scholars and social movement activists. Its innovative framework brings a fresh angle to the academic debate on social movements, whilst its meticulous empirical detail will appeal to those involved in a wide variety of social movements. In this sense, Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World will enjoy a warm reception amongst its target audience. . . A useful book for those already well versed in this field. World Entrepreneurship Society Shinichi Shigetomi and Kumiko Makino have produced an important book, global in scope and incisive in its analysis of social movements in different parts of the world. It will be a major resource for scholars everywhere. James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, US In this insightful book, the contributors focus on the impact of contextual factors on social movements in the developing world, pushing major existing theories beyond their traditional focus. With wide coverage of the developing world, leading academics explore a variety of forms and mechanisms of social movement. They present discussions on resource and institutional endowment for mobilization in Colombia and Thailand, and explore the structure behind political opportunities in Argentina, China and South Africa. The history and reality of identity-making in India, Mexico and Nigeria are also examined. Presenting novel analytical frameworks to study social movements in developing countries, this book will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers with an interest in sociology, development and political science. It will also strongly appeal to social movement activists.

Rethinking Critical Theory

Emancipation in the Age of Global Social Movements

Author: Larry J. Ray,Professor Larry Ray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446235669


Page: 224

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In this broad-ranging text, Ray assesses Critical Theory, particularly that of J[um]urgen Habermas. Developing an analysis of such ideas as the public sphere, communicative action and the colonization of the lifeworld, he examines the insights that Critical Theory can offer global analysis and the challenges to Critical Theory from global social change. In a detailed discussion of post-communist eastern Europe, Islamic revivalism in Iran and the liberation struggle in South Africa, the author argues that modernity is poised between the threat of authoritarian politics of identity on one hand and the promise of opening up new democratic communicative organizations on the other.

Rethinking Social Democracy in Western Europe

Author: Richard Gillespie,William E. Paterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135236259

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 4849

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Radical Democracy

Identity, Citizenship, and the State

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415912471

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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This text addresses the loss of faith in conventional party politics, and argues for new ways of thinking about diversity, liberty, and civic responsibility. Long debated in political circles, radical democracy as discussed here becomes interdisciplinary. The cultural and social theorists in this book broaden the discussion beyond the conventional and conservative rhetoric by investigating the applicability of radical democracy in the United States. Issues debated include whether democracy is primarily a form of decision making or an instrument of popular empowerment; whether democracy constitutes an abstract ideal or an achievable goal; and how radical a democracy is preferable in a nation like the US. The contributors include well-known voices in social and cultural theory today - a diverse group of intellectuals, grassroots activists, and academics involved in identity-based movements. They often disagree. What they share is the belief in political possibility and the perception that change is attainable.

Rethinking Social Realism

African American Art and Literature, 1930-1953

Author: Stacy I. Morgan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820325798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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The social realist movement, with its focus on proletarian themes and its strong ties to New Deal programs and leftist politics, has long been considered a depression-era phenomenon that ended with the start of World War II. This study explores how and why African American writers and visual artists sustained an engagement with the themes and aesthetics of social realism into the early cold war-era--far longer than a majority of their white counterparts. Stacy I. Morgan recalls the social realist atmosphere in which certain African American artists and writers were immersed and shows how black social realism served alternately to question the existing order, instill race pride, and build interracial, working-class coalitions. Morgan discusses, among others, such figures as Charles White, John Wilson, Frank Marshall Davis, Willard Motley, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, and Hale Woodruff.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 6302

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Contention in Context

Political Opportunities and the Emergence of Protest

Author: James M. Jasper,Jeff Goodwin

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804778930

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 6171

Despite extensive theoretical debates over the utility of "political opportunities" as an explanation for the rise and success of social movements, there have been surprisingly few serious empirical tests. Contention in Context provides the most extensive effort to date to test the model, analyzing a range of important cases of revolutions and protest movements to identify the role of political opportunities in the rise of political contention. With evidence from more than fifty cases, this book explores the role of the state in protest, the frequent overemphasis on political opportunities in recent research, and the extent to which opportunity models ignore the cultural and emotional triggers for collective action. By examining new directions in the study of protest and contention, this book shows that although political opportunities can help explain the emergence of certain kinds of movements, a new strategic language can ultimately tell us far more.

Rethinking Social History

English Society 1570-1920 and Its Interpretation

Author: Adrian Wilson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046506

Category: England

Page: 342

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Rethinking Social History seeks to reflect upon the tremendous expansion of English social history, between 1550 and 1990. Ranging over a variety of themes and periods the chapters aim to contribute towards the development of the subject. Through a combination of historiographical assessment and substantive case-studies the book re-evaluates the strengths of new approaches and points forward to fresh directions, discussing how the subject should integrate its various endeavours, both internally and with political history.

Rethinking Social Exclusion

The End of the Social?

Author: Simon Winlow,Steve Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292932

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9283

‘…classic Winlow and Hall – bleak, brilliant and unmatched in the art of rethinking crucial social issues. Enlightening, and rather scary.’ - Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London ‘This superb book inhabits a unique theoretical space and demonstrates Winlow and Hall at their brilliant best as theorists of contemporary social exclusion.’ - Professor John Armitage, University of Southampton ‘…making exemplary use of critical theory, this book represents a powerful, rallying response to Benjamin's notion that "It is only for the sake of those without a hope that hope is given to us"’. - Dr Paul A. Taylor, author of Zizek and the Media ‘… an intellectual tour de force. Winlow and Hall, outriders of a radically different political economy for our era, have done it again. Their latest book is the critical criminology book of the decade, and the best account of capitalism since the 2008 crash… A devastating critical analysis of the effects of neo-liberalism.’ - Professor Steve Redhead, Charles Sturt University 'I had long regarded "social exclusion" to be another zombie-concept that retained no analytic or political purchase whatsoever. This book has changed my mind.' - Professor Roger Burrows, Goldsmiths, University of London In their quest to rethink the study of ‘social exclusion’, Winlow and Hall offer a startling analysis of social disintegration and the retreat into subjectivity. They claim that the reality of social exclusion is not simply displayed in ghettos and sink estates. It can also be discerned in exclusive gated housing developments, in the non-places of the shopping mall, in the deadening reality of low-level service work – and in the depressing uniformity of our political parties. Simon Winlow is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University. Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.

Rethinking Social Theory

Author: Roger Sibeon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847871615

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1491

Roger Sibeon's distinctive new book forms part of a movement towards what many others have referred to as the `return' to sociological theory and method. Offering both description and critique of contemporary theoretical and illustrative empirical materials, the goal of this book is a renewal of sociology and social theory that will facilitate worthwhile social knowledge that contributes to an understanding of the practical problems of making sense of social theory.

Rethinking social development

theory, research and practice

Author: David Booth

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582234970

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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