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Social Movements and Culture

1995

Hank Johnston and Bert Klandermans, editors

Social Movements and Culture

Reflecting the recent surge of interest in culture, this volume brings together top researchers in the field of social movements whose work represents the major approaches to movement analysis from a cultural perspective. The contributors address such issues as approaches to culture; how movements are affected by the culture of the larger society in which they act; and the internal cultures of these movements.

Reflecting the recent surge of interest in culture, this volume brings together top researchers in the field of social movements whose work represents the major approaches to movement analysis from a cultural perspective. The contributors address such issues as approaches to culture; how movements are affected by the culture of the larger society in which they act; and the internal cultures of these movements.

Contributors include Michael Billig, Rick Fantasia, Gary Alan Fine, William A. Gamson, Eric Hirsch, Jane Jenson, John Lofland, Alberto Melucci, Ann Swidler, Verta Taylor, and Nancy Whittier.

“A fine collection of papers by a distinguished group of scholars. Social Movements and Culture will make a significant contribution to the development of social movement theory.” Carol Mueller, Arizona State University

Reflecting the recent surge of interest in culture, this volume brings together top researchers in the field of social movements whose work represents the major approaches to movement analysis from a cultural perspective. The contributors address such issues as various approaches to culture; how movements are affected by the culture of the larger society in which they act; and the internal cultures of these movements. The volume includes a critical survey of the cultural analysis of social movements, as well as a section on methodology.

Contributors include Michael Billig, Loughborough University; Rick Fantasia, Smith College; Gary Alan Fine, University of Georgia; William A. Gamson, Boston College; Eric Hirsch, Providence College; Jane Jenson, University of Montreal; John Lofland, University of California, Davis; Alberto Melucci, University of Milan; Ann Swidler, University of California, Berkeley; Verta Taylor, Ohio State University; and Nancy Whittier, Smith College.

Copublished with UCL Press, London.

Social Movements and Culture

Hank Johnston is lecturer at San Diego State University. He is the founding editor of Mobilization; the author of Tales of Nationalism: Catalonia, 1939-1979 (1991); and coeditor, with Joseph Gusfield and Enrique Larana, of New Social Movements: From Ideology to Identity (1994).

Bert Klandermans is professor of applied social psychology at Free University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has published widely on social movements in journals such as the American Sociological Review, Sociological Forum, and the European Journal of Social Psychology. He is the editor of the Social Movements, Protest, and Contention series for the University of Minnesota Press.

Social Movements and Culture

“A fine collection of papers by a distinguished group of scholars. Social Movements and Culture will make a significant contribution to the development of social movement theory.” Carol Mueller, Arizona State University