Self, Identity, and Social Movements

Author: Sheldon Stryker,Timothy Joseph Owens,Robert W. White

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816634088

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Bridging psychology and sociology, this volume demonstrates the importance of self, identity, and self-esteem in analyzing and understanding social movements. The scholars gathered here provide a cohesive picture of how self and identity bear on social movement recruitment, activism, and maintenance. The result is a timely contribution to the social movements literature and to a greater understanding of the social and psychological forces at work within them.
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Self, Identity, and Social Movements

Author: Sheldon Stryker,Timothy Joseph Owens,Robert W. White

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816634071

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Identity Work in Social Movements

Author: Jo Reger,Daniel J. Myers,Rachel L. Einwohner

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816651396

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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Movements for social change are by their nature oppositional, as are those who join change movements. How people negotiate identity within social movements is one of the central concerns in the field. This volume offers new scholarship that explores issues of diversity and uniformity among social movement participants.
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Social Movements

Identity, Culture, and the State

Author: David S. Meyer,Nancy Whittier,Belinda Robnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195143560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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"Why do social movements take the forms they do? How do activists' efforts and beliefs interact with the cultural and political contexts in which they work? Why do activists take particular strategic paths, and how do their strategies affect the course and impact of the movement? Representing a new generation of social movement theory, the contributors to this volume build bridges between political opportunities and collective identity paradigms, between analyses of movements' internal dynamics and their external contexts, between approaches that emphasize structure and those that emphasize culture. Case studies range from civil rights and religious movements in North American and Western Europe to revolutionary movements in Burma, the Philippines, and Indonesia; labor campaigns in England and South Africa; and feminist movements in India. Combining a variety of perspectives on a wide range of topics, the contributors' synthetic approach shifts the field of social movements forward in important new directions."--Back cover.
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Citizenship, Identity and Social Movements in the New Hong Kong

Localism after the Umbrella Movement

Author: Wai-man Lam,Luke Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351802259

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ has been widely regarded as a watershed moment in the polity’s post-1997 history. While public protest has long been a routine part of Hong Kong’s political culture, the preparedness of large numbers of citizens to participate in civil disobedience represented a new moment for Hong Kong society, reflecting both a very high level of politicisation and a deteriorating relationship with Beijing. The transformative processes underpinning the dramatic events of autumn 2014 have a wide relevance to scholarly debates on Hong Kong, China and the changing contours of world politics today. This book provides an accessible entry point into the political and social cleavages that underpinned, and were expressed through, the Umbrella Movement. A key focus is the societal context and issues that have led to growth in a Hong Kong identity and how this became highly politically charged during the Umbrella Movement. It is widely recognised that political and ethnic identity has become a key cleavage in Hong Kong society. But there is little agreement amongst citizens about what it means to ‘be Hong Konger’ today or whether this identity is compatible or conflicting with ‘being Chinese’. The book locates these identity cleavages within their historical context and uses a range of theories to understand these processes, including theories of nationalism, social identity, ethnic conflict, nativism and cosmopolitanism. This theoretical plurality allows the reader to see the new localism in its full diversity and complexity and to reflect on the evolving nature of Hong Kong’s relationship with Mainland China.
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Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Author: Patrick G. Coy

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857246097

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Part of the "Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change" series, this title contains three sections of data-driven articles that address topics central to scholarship on social movements and conflict resolution. It also showcases research on a variety of movements, organizations and conflicts in ways that contribute to theory-building.
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New Social Movements

From Ideology to Identity

Author: Joseph R. Gusfield

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439901410

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Redefining the field of social movements.
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Stories of Change

Narrative and Social Movements

Author: Joseph E. Davis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791451922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.
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Social Movements And Culture

Author: Hank Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134224095

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Politics of Identity

Class, Culture, Social Movements

Author: Stanley Aronowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135205531

Category: Art

Page: 297

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In The Politics of Identity, Stanley Aronowitz offers provocative analysis of the complex interactions of class, politics, and culture. Beginning with the premise that culture is constitutive of class identities, he demonstrates that while feminist analyses of both racial and gay movements have discussed these components of culture, class contributions to cultural identity have yet to be fully examined. In these essays, he uses class as a category for cultural analysis, ranging over issues of ethnicity, race and gender, portrayals of class and culture in the media, as well as a range of other issues related to postmodernism.
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Border Politics

Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Author: Nancy A. Naples,Jennifer Bickham Mendez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147985817X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. “Borders”—defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries—have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and material resources. How do contemporary activists navigate and challenge these borders? What meanings do they ascribe to different social, cultural and political boundaries, and how do these meanings shape the strategies in which they engage? Moreover, how do these social movements confront internal borders based on the differences that emerge within social change initiatives? Border Politics, edited by Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, explores these important questions through eleven carefully selected case studies situated in geographic contexts around the globe. By conceptualizing struggles over identity, social belonging and exclusion as extensions of border politics, the authors capture the complex ways in which geographic, cultural, and symbolic dividing lines are blurred and transcended, but also fortified and redrawn. This volume notably places right-wing and social justice initiatives in the same analytical frame to identify patterns that span the political spectrum. Border Politics offers a lens through which to understand borders as sites of diverse struggles, as well as the strategies and practices used by diverse social movements in today’s globally interconnected world. Contributors: Phillip Ayoub, Renata Blumberg, Yvonne Braun, Moon Charania, Michael Dreiling, Jennifer Johnson, Jesse Klein, Andrej Kurnik, Sarah Maddison, Duncan McDuie-Ra, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Nancy A. Naples, David Paternotte, Maple Razsa, Raphi Rechitsky, Kyle Rogers, Deana Rohlinger, Cristina Sanidad, Meera Sehgal, Tara Stamm, Michelle Téllez
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Recognition Struggles and Social Movements

Contested Identities, Agency and Power

Author: Barbara Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521536080

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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Offers historical comparative and cross-national perspectives to the debates on the politics of recognition.
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Social Movements and Media

Author: Jennifer S. Earl,Deana A. Rohlinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787430979

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This volume focuses on media and social movements. Contributing authors draw on cases as diverse as the Harry Potter Alliance to youth oriented, non-profit educational organizations to systematically assess how media environments, systems, and usage affect collective action in the 21st Century.
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Modernity and Self-Identity

Self and Society in the Late Modern Age

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745666485

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This major study develops a new account of modernity and its relation to the self. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post traditional order characterised by a developed institutional reflexivity. In the current period, the globalising tendencies of modern institutions are accompanied by a transformation of day-to-day social life having profound implications for personal activities. The self becomes a 'reflexive project', sustained through a revisable narrative of self identity. The reflexive project of the self, the author seeks to show, is a form of control or mastery which parallels the overall orientation of modern institutions towards 'colonising the future'. Yet it also helps promote tendencies which place that orientation radically in question - and which provide the substance of a new political agenda for late modernity. In this book Giddens concerns himself with themes he has often been accused of unduly neglecting, including especially the psychology of self and self-identity. The volumes are a decisive step in the development of his thinking, and will be essential reading for students and professionals in the areas of social and political theory, sociology, human geography and social psychology.
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Social Movements

An Introduction

Author: Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148217

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.
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Identity and Capitalism

Author: Marie Moran

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911060

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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"This is a splendid book that dispels myths about 'identity' and presents a cultural-materialist case for the study of such keywords and their preoccupations under the hegemony of neoliberal capitalism." - Professor Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University 'Identity’, particularly as it is elaborated in the associated categories of ‘personal’ and ‘social’ identity, is a relatively novel concept in western thought, politics and culture. The explosion of interest in the notion of identity across popular, political and academic domains of practice since the 1960s does not represent the simple popularisation of an older term, as is widely assumed, but rather, the invention of an idea. Identity and Capitalism explores the emergence and evolution of the idea of identity in the cultural, political and social contexts of contemporary capitalist societies. Against the common supposition that identity always mattered, this book shows that what we now think of routinely as ‘personal identity’ actually only emerged with the explosion of consumption in the late-twentieth century. It also makes the case that what we now think of as different social and political ‘identities’ only came to be framed as such with the emergence of identity politics and new social movements in the political landscapes of capitalist societies in the 60s and 70s. Marie Moran provides an important new exploration of the articulation of the idea of identity to the social logic of capitalism, from the ‘organised capitalism’ of the mid-twentieth century, up to and including the neoliberal capitalism that prevails today. Drawing on the work of Raymond Williams, the cultural materialist approach developed here provides an original means of addressing the political debates about the value of identity in contemporary capitalist societies.
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The Identity Dilemma

Social Movements and Collective Identity

Author: Aidan McGarry,James Jasper

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439912515

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Collective identities are politically necessary, or at least useful, as banners for recruiting others and engaging opponents and the state. However, not every member fits or accepts the label in the same way or to the same degree. The Identity Dilemma provides eight diverse case studies of social movements to show the benefits, risks, and tradeoffs when a group develops a strong sense of collective identity. The editors and contributors to this pathbreaking volume examine how collective identities can provide powerful advantages but also generate conflicts. The various chapters help to develop our understanding of collective identity from how strategic identities are developed for protest groups to how stigmatized groups negotiate identity dilemmas. Ultimately, The Identity Dilemma contributes a new strategic approach to understanding social movements that highlights the choices and tensions that groups inevitably face in articulating their ideas and interests. Contributors include: Marian Barnes, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Umut Korkut, Elzbieta Korolczuk, John Nagle, Clare Saunders, Neil Stammers, Marisa Tramontano, Huub Van Baar, and the editors.
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Frontiers in Social Movement Theory

Author: Assoc Professor Aldon D Morris,Aldon D. Morris,Carol McClurg Mueller,Assoc Professor Carol McClurg Mueller

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300054866

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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Scholars in the area of social action present new theories about this process, fashioning a social psychology of social movements that goes beyond theories currently in use.
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Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

Author: Miriam Erez,P. Christopher Earley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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A great deal of research has recently been completed on behavior and the organization of work, most of which has viewed it from an ethnocentric perspective. In this work, Erez and Earley show how this is insufficient to develop a global theory of work behavior--it necessitates the inclusion of a cultural perspective. Solidly grounding their work in the fields of psychology, management, and anthropology, the authors propose a new theoretical framework utilizing individual's self-concept as a means of linking cultural beliefs and social interaction to emergent work behavior. The book includes specific recommendations for structuring work environments and managerial processes to match cultural practices and enhance productivity in the workplace, making it an essential reference for scholars, students, and professionals.
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