Rhyming Hope and History: Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship

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David Croteau, William Hoynes, Charlotte Ryan
U of Minnesota Press, 2005 - Social Science - 296 pages
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Rhyming Hope and History exposes the frayed relations between activism and social movement scholarship and examines the causes and consequences of this disconnect between theory and practice. Both scholars and activists explore solutions, weighing the promise and perils of engaged theory and the barriers to meaningful collaboration. This volume asserts that partnerships among scholars and activists benefit both academic inquiry and social change efforts. 

Contributors: Kevin M. Carragee, Suffolk U; Catherine Corrigall-Brown, U of California, Irvine; Myra Marx Ferree, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Richard Flacks, U of California, Santa Barbara; Adria D. Goodson; Richard Healy and Sandra Hinson, Grassroots Policy Project; David Meyer, U of California, Irvine; Cynthia Peters, Worker Education Program of the Service Employees International Union, Local 2020; Barbara Risman, North Carolina State U; Robert J. S. Ross, Clark U; Leila J. Rupp, U of California, Santa Barbara; Cassie Schwerner, Schott Foundation; Valerie Sperling, Clark U; David A. Snow, U of California, Irvine; Verta Taylor, U of California, Santa Barbara. 

David Croteau is formerly associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. William Hoynes is professor of sociology and director of media studies at Vassar College. Charlotte Ryan is codirector of the Media Research and Action Project at Boston College. William A. Gamson is professor of sociology at Boston College.
 

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Contents

Which Side Are You On? The Tension between
20
Movement Strategy for Organizers
57
Gaining Standing in a Community Coalition
79
Media Research and Media Activism
97
Movement Building
115
Challenges of Hierarchy
137
Building the Movement for Education Equity
157
ReFraming Immigration
176
Scholarship That Might Matter
191
Theory Action
206
Confronting the Prospect
222
Afterword
265
Contributors
281
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David Croteau has a degree at theBrandeis Universitywith aPHD inSociologyfrom Boston College.He taught Sociology in general at Boston College, Clark University, University of Mary Washington, is associate professor at Virginia Commenwealth University. Taught theories, methods, layers, movements and media.He publishedPolitics and the class divide finalistaward Transformational Politics Book Award, sponsored byAmerican Political Science Association.

William Hoynes has a degree in history and political science at Tufts University with PhD in Sociology at Boston College. He is a Professor in Sociology and taught theories, methods, layers, movements and media. During his 20 years of teaching at Vassar College he was the director of the Department of Sociology and Media Studies Program and the American Culture Program.He wrotePublic television for sales: media, the market, and the public sphereawarded to Harvard University's John Kennedy School of Governement.

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