Beyond revolution: a new theory of social movements

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Bergin & Garvey, 1986 - History - 176 pages
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Brilliantly reconceptualizing social movements from a historical perspective, Foss and Larkin critically review the major theories in social movements. They analyze the mechanisms of the reproduction of social privilege to examine the underlying contradicitons in society which give rise to collective dissidence and conclude with some intriguing speculations as to the possibility of social revolution in the U.S. Essential reading for all social scientists, and for courses in social movements, contemporary social theory, and political sociology.

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Contents

The Guises of Social Movements
1
Relative Deprivation and Resource Mobilization
10
The Reproduction of Social Privilege
28
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Social Movements in Britain
Paul Byrne
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About the author (1986)

DANIEL FOSS has been employed as a computer programmer and data base manager for academic and government researchers.

RALPH LARKIN presently operates his own research consultancy in New York City.

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