The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts

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Jeff Goodwin, James M. Jasper
Wiley, Feb 12, 2003 - Social Science - 408 pages
The Social Movements Reader is an extensive collection of the key classic and contemporary readings on the origins, organization, dynamics, and effects of social movements.

  • Contains 33 concise essays by leading scholars on the origins, organizations, influences, and development of social movements.
  • Collects both classic and contemporary readings on social movements.
  • Provides several case studies including articles on labor, civil rights, women, the environment, religion, and politics.
  • Includes editorial introductions, chronologies, and definitions of key terms to give further insight and direction.

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About the author (2003)

Jeff Goodwin is Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements (2001) and co-editor (with James M. Jasper and Francesca Polletta) of Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements (2001).

James M. Jasper is the author of The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements (1997) and Restless Nation: Starting over in America (2000) and co-author (with Dorothy Nelkin of The Animal Rights Crusade (1992).

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