The Emotions of Protest

Author: James M. Jasper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022656181X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In Donald Trump’s America, protesting has roared back into fashion. The Women’s March, held the day after Trump’s inauguration, may have been the largest in American history, and resonated around the world. Between Trump’s tweets and the march’s popularity, it is clear that displays of anger dominate American politics once again. There is an extensive body of research on protest, but the focus has mostly been on the calculating brain—a byproduct of structuralism and cognitive studies—and less on the feeling brain. James M. Jasper’s work changes that, as he pushes the boundaries of our present understanding of the social world. In The Emotions of Protest, Jasper lays out his argument, showing that it is impossible to separate cognition and emotion. At a minimum, he says, we cannot understand the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street or pro- and anti-Trump rallies without first studying the fears and anger, moral outrage, and patterns of hate and love that their members feel. This is a book centered on protest, but Jasper also points toward broader paths of inquiry that have the power to transform the way social scientists picture social life and action. Through emotions, he says, we are embedded in a variety of environmental, bodily, social, moral, and temporal contexts, as we feel our way both consciously and unconsciously toward some things and away from others. Politics and collective action have always been a kind of laboratory for working out models of human action more generally, and emotions are no exception. Both hearts and minds rely on the same feelings racing through our central nervous systems. Protestors have emotions, like everyone else, but theirs are thinking hearts, not bleeding hearts. Brains can feel, and hearts can think.
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Passionate Politics

Emotions and Social Movements

Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper,Francesca Polletta

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226304007

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Emotions are back. Once at the center of the study of politics, emotions have receded into the shadows during the past three decades, with no place in the rationalistic, structural, and organizational models that dominate academic political analysis. With this new collection of essays, Jeff Goodwin, James M. Jasper, and Francesca Polletta reverse this trend, reincorporating emotions such as anger, indignation, fear, disgust, joy, and love into research on politics and social protest. The tools of cultural analysis are especially useful for probing the role of emotions in politics, the editors and contributors to Passionate Politics argue. Moral outrage, the shame of spoiled collective identities, or the joy of imagining a new and better society, are not automatic responses to events. Rather, they are related to moral institutions, felt obligations and rights, and information about expected effects, all of which are culturally and historically variable. With its look at the history of emotions in social thought, examination of the internal dynamics of protest groups, and exploration of the emotional dynamics that arise from interactions and conflicts among political factions and individuals, Passionate Politics will lead the way toward an overdue reconsideration of the role of emotions in social movements and politics generally. Contributors: Rebecca Anne Allahyari Edwin Amenta Collin Barker Mabel Berezin Craig Calhoun Randall Collins Frank Dobbin Jeff Goodwin Deborah B. Gould Julian McAllister Groves James M. Jasper Anne Kane Theodore D. Kemper Sharon Erickson Nepstad Steven Pfaff Francesca Polletta Christian Smith Arlene Stein Nancy Whittier Elisabeth Jean Wood Michael P. Young
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The Art of Moral Protest

Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

Author: James M. Jasper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226394961

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

View: 8894

In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work. Jasper highlights their creativity, not only in forging new morals but in adopting courses of action and inventing organizational forms. "A provocative perspective on the cultural implications of political and social protest."—Library Journal
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The Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts

Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631221968

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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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.
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Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest

Vol. 1.2: Research and Methods in the Study of Social Protest: Dialogues on Disciplines

Author: N.A

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 0692207805

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest is a scientific journal which aims to offer a novel contribution to the study of social protest. The journal intends to advance knowledge about a comprehensive range of collective actions, social movements and other forms of political and social contention. Its main purposes are to offer a multidisciplinary forum to scholars from different fields and to bridge the gap between them, within and across the social sciences and humanities. Social protest emerges from a complexity of phenomena. Different research traditions have developed dissimilar, and sometimes divergent, sets of analytical tools through which to explore social actions, social movements, social protest and other forms of contention. These differences are often paralleled by a priori epistemological endeavours and ontological claims about the nature of the object of study, the relevance of its proprieties, and the appropriate level of analysis. The aim of this special issue (Volume 2.1), co-edited by Giovanni A. Travaglino and Brian Callan, is to offer the reader a series of papers which explore, problematize, and account for the different methodologies, empiricisms, and theoretical claims of different approaches involved in the study of social protest. TABLE OF CONTENTS: ARTICLES // Mino Conte, "After Disciplines? Critical Activity as Encyclopaideia" -- Jon Dean, "The Role of the Reflexive Self In Mailer's Protests" -- Nadia Ferrer, "Re-Thinking Social Theory in Contemporary Social Movements" -- Deanna Dadusc, "Power, Knowledge and Resistances in the Study of Social Movements" -- Brian Callan, "Gauging The Mood: Operationalizing Emotion Through Ethnography" -- Aziz Choudry, "(Almost) Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Activist Research But Were Afraid To Ask: What Activist Researchers Say About Theory And Methodology" BOOK REVIEW // Teppo Eskelinen: Giuseppe Caruso (2012), Cosmopolitan Futures. Global Activism for a Just World. Helsinki: Into Publishing.
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Vergnügter Protest

Erkundungen hybridisierter Formen kollektiven Ungehorsams

Author: Gregor J. Betz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658114169

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Im Fokus dieser Studie stehen als Protest gerahmte Ereignisse, bei denen politische Forderungen mit kollektivem Spaß, Erlebnis, Spektakel und Vergnügen verbunden Ausdruck verliehen wird. Zu den längst tradierten kulturellen und Spaß betonenden Protestelementen werden aktuell vielfältige neue Ausdrucksformen und Programmelemente in das Repertoire der Organisierenden von Protest aufgenommen. Dabei werden häufig in anderen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen tradierte Rituale übernommen, modern interpretiert und neu miteinander verknüpft. Diese ‚hybridisierten‘ Formen kollektiven Ungehorsams werden anhand von drei Fallbeispielen ethnografisch und wissenssoziologisch fundiert erforscht und dabei die Bedeutung von Vergnügen, Freude und Spaß herausgearbeitet.
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Handbuch NGO-Kommunikation

Author: Lars Rademacher,Nadine Remus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3531188089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

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Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NGO) haben in den letzten 20 Jahren stark an Bedeutung zugenommen. Die fortschreitende Globalisierung hat sie zu eigenständigen politischen Akteuren gemacht, deren Rolle von der Kontrolle bis zur aktiven politischen Mitgestaltung reicht. Und etablierte Institutionen wie Unternehmen, Staat und Kirche stecken in der Vertrauenskrise. Zudem stellen NGO einen besonderen Typ von Organisationen dar. Viele von ihnen sind Kommunikationsexperten. Doch Kommunikation ist bei ihnen mehr als nur eine Kompetenz unter vielen – sie ist die Kernkompetenz der Nichtregierungsorganisationen. An ihrer Kommunikationsfähigkeit bemisst sich ihr Erfolg. Dieses Buch sammelt und systematisiert das aktuelle Wissen zur Kommunikation von NGO auf interdisziplinärer und internationaler Basis.
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Collective Emotions

Author: Christian von Scheve,Mikko Salmella

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100698X

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Although collective emotions have a long tradition in scientific inquiry, for instance in mass psychology and the sociology of rituals and social movements, their importance for individuals and the social world has never been more obvious than in the past decades. The Arab Spring revolution, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and mass gatherings at music festivals or mega sports events clearly show the impact collective emotions have both in terms of driving conflict and in uniting people. But these examples only show the most obvious and evident forms of collective emotions. Others are more subtle, although less important: shared moods, emotional atmospheres, and intergroup emotions are part and parcel of our social life. Although these phenomena go hand in hand with any formation of sociality, they are little understood. Moreover, there still is a large gap in our understanding of individual emotions on the one hand and collective emotional phenomena on the other hand. This book presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary theories and research on collective emotions. It spans several disciplines and brings together, for the first time, various strands of inquiry and up-to-date research in the study of collective emotions and related phenomena. In focusing on conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in collective emotion research, the volume narrows the gap between the wealth of studies on individual emotions and inquiries into collective emotions. The book catches up with a renewed interest into the collective dimensions of emotions and their close relatives, for example emotional climates, atmospheres, communities, and intergroup emotions. This interest is propelled by a more general increase in research on the social and interpersonal aspects of emotion on the one hand, and by trends in philosophy and cognitive science towards refined conceptual analyses of collective entities and the collective properties of cognition on the other hand. The book includes sections on: Conceptual Perspectives; Collective Emotion in Face-to-Face Interactions; The Social-Relational Dimension of Collective Emotion; The Social Consequences of Collective Emotions; Group-Based and Intergroup Emotion; Rituals, Movements, and Social Organization; and Collective Emotions in Online Social Systems. Including contributions from psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, and neuroscience, this volume is a unique and valuable contribution to the affective sciences literature.
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Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Author: Bruce Haddock

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654143

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Explores the actual and possible roles of evil in contemporary political theory
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The Study of Religion and its Meaning

New Explorations in Light of Karl Popper and Emile Durkheim

Author: J.E. Barnhart

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311081000X

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.
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The American Soul

Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

Author: Jacob Needleman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650446

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Looking at the lives of America's founders-including Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin-scholar and bestselling author Jacob Needleman explores their core of inner beliefs; their religious and spiritual sensibilities; and their individual conception of the purpose of life. The founders, Needleman argues, conceived of an "inner democracy": a continual pursuit of wisdom and self-improvement that would undergird the outer democracy in which we live today. Any understanding of America as a nation of spiritual values will in the years ahead require Needleman's work as a point of reference.
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The Psychology of Emotions

Author: Carroll E. Izard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306438653

Category: Psychology

Page: 452

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Emotions are a part of personality and essential to all human relationships, but how well do we understand what they really are? What are the processes by which they occuer and influence us? How do they affect the way we perceive and interact with the world? In The Psychology of Emotions, author Carroll E. Izard provides a timely overview that focuses on the relevance of emotions to our daily lives as he addresses these and other fundamental questions on the activation, expression, experience, and functions of emotions.
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Moving Politics

Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS

Author: Deborah B. Gould

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226305317

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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In the late 1980s, after a decade spent engaged in more routine interest-group politics, thousands of lesbians and gay men responded to the AIDS crisis by defiantly and dramatically taking to the streets. But by the early 1990s, the organization they founded, ACT UP, was no more—even as the AIDS epidemic raged on. Weaving together interviews with activists, extensive research, and reflections on the author’s time as a member of the organization, Moving Politics is the first book to chronicle the rise and fall of ACT UP, highlighting a key factor in its trajectory: emotion. Surprisingly overlooked by many scholars of social movements, emotion, Gould argues, plays a fundamental role in political activism. From anger to hope, pride to shame, and solidarity to despair, feelings played a significant part in ACT UP’s provocative style of protest, which included raucous demonstrations, die-ins, and other kinds of street theater. Detailing the movement’s public triumphs and private setbacks, Moving Politics is the definitive account of ACT UP’s origin, development, and decline as well as a searching look at the role of emotion in contentious politics.
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Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition

Author: James Bickerton,Alain-G. Gagnon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260705X

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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The sixth edition of Canadian Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a highly respected group of political scientists. For this edition, the editors have organized the book into six parts. Part I examines Canadian citizenship and political identities, while Parts II and III deal with Canadian political institutions, including Aboriginal governments, and contain new chapters on the public service and Quebec. Parts IV and V shift the focus to the political process, discussing issues pertaining to culture and values, parties and elections, media, groups, movements, gender, and diversity. The chapters on Parliament, bureaucracy, political culture, political communications, social movements, and media are new to this edition. Finally, three chapters in the last section of the book analyze components of Canadian politics that have been gaining prominence during the last decade: the effects of globalization, the shifting ground of Canadian-American relations, and the place of Canada in the changing world order. Of the 21 chapters in this edition, 9 are new and the remainder have been thoroughly revised and updated.
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The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Author: Joyce M. Bell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538014

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential "bad boy" of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent of Black Power's contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Joyce M. Bell follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and tactics to change their national professional associations. Comparing black dissenters within the National Federation of Settlements (NFS), who fought for concessions from within their organization, and those within the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), who ultimately adopted a separatist strategy, she shows how the Black Power influence was central to the creation and rise of black professional associations. She also provides a nuanced approach to studying race-based movements and offers a framework for understanding the role of social movements in shaping the non-state organizations of civil society.
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Emotion and Imagination

Author: Adam Morton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745664474

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Recent years have seen an enormous amount of philosophical research into the emotions and the imagination, but as yet little work has been done to connect the two. In his engaging and highly original new book, Adam Morton shows that all emotions require some form of imagination and goes on to fully explore the link between these two important concepts both within philosophy and in everyday life. We may take it for granted that complex emotions, such as hope and resentment, require a rich thinking and an engagement with the imagination, but Morton shows how more basic and responsive emotions such as fear and anger also require us to take account of possibilities and opportunities beyond the immediate situation. Interweaving a powerful tapestry of subtle argument with vivid detail, the book highlights that many emotions, more than we tend to suppose, require us to imagine a situation from a particular point of view and that this in itself can be the source of further emotional feeling. Morton goes on to demonstrate the important role that emotions play in our moral lives, throwing light on emotions such as self-respect, disapproval, and remorse, and the price we pay for having them. He explores the intricate nature of moral emotions and the challenges we face when integrating our thinking on morality and the emotions. This compelling and thought-provoking new book challenges many assumptions about the nature of emotion and imagination and will appeal to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role that these concepts play in our lives. The book also has far reaching implications that will spark debate amongst scholars and students for some time to come.
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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.
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The Challenge of American History

Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862229

Category: History

Page: 331

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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.
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Emotions and Social Movements

Author: Helena Flam,Debra King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134228732

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9181

Most research on social movements has ignored the significance of emotions. This edited volume seeks to redress this oversight and introduces new research themes and tools to the field of emotions and social movements. Sociologists and political activists around the world will find this volume to be of great interest due to its wide-ranging approach and its unique emphasis on the role of emotion in protest, dissent and social movements.
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