Series Editors: Bert Klandermans and David S. Meyer
Social Movements, Protest, and Contention
The world has changed dramatically since 1989. In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, an empire has crumbled, and new social movements have emerged to join those that endure from the past. In China and other parts of Asia, as well as in Africa and Latin America, democracy movements replace, reform, or threaten established regimes. In the United States and Western Europe, a wave of more violent racial and ethnic movements has appeared. Meanwhile, social movements of the 1970s and 1980s (the women’s movement, the peace movement, the environmental movement, and the GLBT movement) enter new stages of activism and face contemporary challenges. Participation in all these movements, from international to local levels, is constantly affected by globalization, technology, and rapidly evolving communication networks. Social Movements, Protest, and Contention reflects these changes and continuities in dynamic social movements as well as recent trends toward interdisciplinary study of such movements. Coalescing the work of historians, sociologists, political scientists, and political psychologists, the books in the series represent research of the highest quality that incorporates comparative, longitudinal, and historical approaches.
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Civil Resistance Comparative Perspectives on Nonviolent Struggle A much-needed cross-disciplinary survey of the most recent scholarship on nonviolent resistance
Leverage of the Weak Labor and Environmental Movements in Taiwan and South Korea Why do social movements appear at different times in a nation’s development?
Protesting Culture and Economics in Western Europe New Cleavages in Left and Right Politics Brings social movement studies and research on populist parties into productive dialogue
Fighting for Peace Veterans and Military Families in the Anti–Iraq War Movement The story of the “military peace movement” that opposed the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
The Future of Social Movement Research Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes An up-to-date and comprehensive overview of current and future social movement scholarship
Out in Africa LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa The first insider’s view of contemporary LGBT rights activism in Namibia and South Africa
Strategies for Social Change Examines how strategies within social movements develop and work
Between Feminism and Islam Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco How feminists and Islamists have constituted each other’s agendas in Morocco
Fighting for the Future of Food Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology How activists changed the trajectory of the new agricultural biotechnologies
Strategic Alliances Coalition Building and Social Movements The best current thinking on the conditions leading to successful activist coalitions
The World Says No to War Demonstrations against the War on Iraq Examining the 2003 global protest against the war on Iraq
The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan Right-Wing Movements and National Politics Rediscovering the Ku Klux Klan as a national movement in the 1920s
How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism An unexpected analysis of the battle between opposing activist movements
Identity Work in Social Movements Examines how sameness and difference are negotiated within social movements
Waves of Protest Popular Struggle in El Salvador, 1925–2005 A groundbreaking study of protest movements in El Salvador
Organizing Urban America Secular and Faith-based Progressive Movements Examines the strategies of the most successful and racially diverse community organizations
Unraveling the Garment Industry Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work The consequences—both positive and negative—of consumer boycotts of sweatshop labor.
Contested Citizenship Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe Demonstrates how national identity affects the dynamics of immigration
Rhyming Hope and History Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship Confronts the gulf between social movement theory and activism
Routing the Opposition Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy Explores the crucial nexus of policy makers and social movements
Unarmed Insurrections People Power Movements in Nondemocracies Pinpoints reasons for successes and failures of nonviolent protest movements
Repression and Mobilization Brings together leading scholars from political science and sociology
Changing Corporate America from Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights Investigates how gays, lesbians, and bisexuals have succeeded in securing equitable benefits
The Voice of Southern Labor Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934 Vividly shows how music united striking workers
Solidarity and Contention Networks of Polish Opposition Offers an innovative model for understanding how social movements occur in repressive societies
Union Women Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America How a feminist agenda took hold in a male-dominated union.
Methods of Social Movement Research The definitive guide to conducting research in this dynamic field.
Workplace Justice Organizing Multi-Identity Movements An unheralded union battle offers new insight into identity politics.
Restructuring World Politics Transnational Social Movements, Networks, and Norms A comprehensive look at the global movements that are transforming international relations
Self, Identity, and Social Movements A ground-breaking look at the social psychology of political movements.
Geography and Social Movements Comparing Antinuclear Activism in the Boston Area A comparative analysis of the implications of space, place, and scale in political mobilization.
Liberation and Democratization The South African and Palestinian National Movements The first comprehensive comparison of two of the century’s most important liberation movements.
How Social Movements Matter Provides original assessments of the consequences of social movements.
Militant Nationalism Between Movement and Party in Ireland and the Basque Country A comparative analysis of two militant nationalist groups.
Fields of Protest Women’s Movements in India A comparative analysis of women’s struggle for change in India.
Challenging Authority The Historical Study of Contentious Politics An overview of the issues involved with understanding conflict in politics.
Policing Protest The Control of Mass Demonstrations in Western Democracies The first international examination of how police respond to political protests.
New Social Movements in Western Europe A Comparative Analysis Explores the ecology, gay rights, peace, and women’s movements in Western Europe.
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. 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.
The Politics of Social Protest Comparative Perspectives on States and Social Movements Bringing together celebrated scholars from diverse traditions and backgrounds, this volume focuses on the reciprocal relationships among social movements, states, and political parties. The essays are organized around three key questions: Why do citizens resort to the often risky and demanding strategy of using disruptive protest when other channels of political intervention appear to be available? What is the relationship between social protest movements and systems of political representation? And what is the impact of the structure and development of the state on social movements themselves? Contributors include Ronald Aminzade, Paul Burstein, Russell J. Dalton, Donatella della Porta, Henry Dietz, Rachel L. Einwohner, Steven E. Finkel, Jerrold D. Green, Jocelyn Hollander, Hanspeter Kriesi, Diarmuid Maguire, Bronislaw Misztal, Edward N. Muller, Michael Nollert, Karl-Dieter Opp, Dieter Rucht, Michael Wallace, and Gadi Wolfsfeld.
A Century of Revolution Social Movements in Iran Provides insight into the political currents that led to the Iranian revolution.
Ecopopulism Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice This book reconstructs the growth of a powerful movement around the question of toxic waste, following the issue as it moves from the world of "official" policymaking in Washington, onto the nation's television screens and into popular consciousness, and then into America's neighborhoods, spurring the formation of thousands of local, community-based groups. Szasz shows how, in less than a decade, a rich infrastructure of more permanent social organizations emerged from this movement, expanding its focus to include issues like municipal waste, military toxics, and pesticides. In its success, Szasz suggests, this movement may even prove to be the vehicle for reinvigorating progressive politics in the United States.
Against the Grain: Internet-Fueled Protest Nov 04, 2013 Interview with Francesca Polletta about the essay she contributed to The Future of Social Movement Research.
Against the Grain: Global to Local Apr 15, 2013 Interview with the authors of STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE.
3 UMP books are Lambda Literary Award finalists Mar 06, 2013 The 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards will be announced June 3, 2013.
The New Dynamics of Islam and Feminism in Morocco Apr 05, 2012 Rutgers interviews Zakia Salime, author of BETWEEN FEMINISM AND ISLAM.