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Self, Identity, and Social Movements

2000

Sheldon Stryker, Timothy J. Owens, and Robert W. White, editors

Self, Identity, and Social Movements

A ground-breaking look at the social psychology of political movements.

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.

Contributors: Pamela J. Aronson, Roy F. Baumeister, Marilynn B. Brewer, Lory Britt, Karen L. Dale, Kay Deaux, Marga de Weerd, Michael Fraser, Viktor Gecas, David Heise, Howard B. Kaplan, K. Jill Kiecolt, Bert Klandermans, Xiaoru Liu, Doug McAdam, Mark Muraven, Elizabeth C. Pinel, Anne Reid, Silke Roth, Michael D. Silver, David Snow, William B. Swann Jr., and Verta Taylor.

Innovative and timely. The authors of this edited volume provide a framework for making sense of the intricacies of identity(ies) and self, and their interface with social movements. This important volume fills a void in addressing critical pieces of the identity-movement relationship. The goal of usefully bridging the social psychological-social movement gap is accomplished in this work.

Contemporary Sociology

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.

Contributors: Pamela J. Aronson, Indiana U; Roy F. Baumeister, Case Western Reserve U; Marilynn B. Brewer, Ohio State U; Lory Britt; Karen L. Dale; Kay Deaux, CUNY; Marga de Weerd, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; Michael Fraser; Viktor Gecas, Washington State U; David Heise, Indiana U; Howard B. Kaplan, Texas A&M; K. Jill Kiecolt, Virginia Tech ; Bert Klandermans, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; Xiaoru Liu, San Diego State U; Doug McAdam, Stanford U; Mark Muraven; Elizabeth C. Pinel, Pennsylvania State U; Anne Reid, Baruch College; Silke Roth, Bauhaus-University Weimar; Michael D. Silver; David Snow, U of Arizona; William B. Swann Jr., U of Texas, Austin; and Verta Taylor, Ohio State U.

Self, Identity, and Social Movements

Sheldon Stryker is distinguished professor of sociology at Indiana University. Timothy J. Owens is associate professor of sociology and Robert W. White is associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of sociology, both at Indiana University-Purdue University.

Self, Identity, and Social Movements

Innovative and timely. The authors of this edited volume provide a framework for making sense of the intricacies of identity(ies) and self, and their interface with social movements. This important volume fills a void in addressing critical pieces of the identity-movement relationship. The goal of usefully bridging the social psychological-social movement gap is accomplished in this work.

Contemporary Sociology