Blackwell Companion to Social Movements
ISBN: 0631226699
EAN13: 9780631226697
Language: English
Pages: 776
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

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Book Overview
The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars on an array of topics in the field of social movement studies. Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement studies Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps the field, and helps situate the study of social movements within other disciplines Includes coverage of historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of major social movements Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movements available
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilationof original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognizedscholars. Covering a diverse range of topics in the field of socialmovement studies, this volume offers an illuminating guide tounderstanding the dynamics and operation of social movements withinthe modern, global world. The abundance of social movement activity throughout the world, both violent and nonviolent, has made the study of social movementsa valuable resource for helping students and scholars to engage andunderstand their own social world. Issues covered in this onevolume include: historical, political, and cultural contexts;leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks andparticipation; consequences and outcomes; and synthetic overviewsof major social movements, including labor, anti-war, women's, religious, ethnic and national, and environmentalmovements.