This landmark volume brings together some of the titans of social movement theory in a grand reassessment of its status. For some time, the field has been divided between a dominant structural approach and a cultural or constructivist tradition. The gaps and misunderstandings between the two sides—as well as the efforts to bridge them—closely parallel those in the discipline of sociology at large. This book aims to further the dialogue between these two distinct approaches to social movements and to show the broader implications for sociology as a whole as it struggles with issues including culture, emotion, and agency.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; October 2003
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- Title: Rethinking Social Movements
- Author: Jeff Goodwin (ed.); James M. Jasper (ed.); Myra Marx Ferree (contrib.); Richard Flacks (contrib.); Marshall Ganz (contrib.); Jeff Goodwin (contrib.); Deborah B. Gould (contrib.); James M. Jasper (contrib.); Ruud Koopmans (contrib.); Charles Kurzman (contrib.); Doug McAdam (contrib.); David A. Merrill (contrib.); David S. Meyer (contrib.); Aldon Morris (contrib.); Francesca Polletta (contrib.); Marc W. Steinberg (contrib.); Sidney Tarrow (contrib.); Charles Tilly (contrib.)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
[This book] is a most welcome and useful assessment of recent theory, one that will contribute to regenerating the field of social movements and contentious politics.
About The Author
Jeff Goodwin is professor of sociology at New York University. James M. Jasper is the author of several books including Nuclear Politics, The Animal Rights Crusade (with Dorothy Nelkin), The Art of Moral Protest, and Restless Nation.