Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Paperback | October 7, 2014

EditorDonatella Della Porta

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Social movement studies have grown enormously in the last few decades, spreading from sociology and political science to other fields of knowledge, as varied as geography, history, anthropology, psychology, economics, law and others. With the growing interest in the field, there has been alsoan increasing need for methodological guidance for empirical research. This volume addresses this need by introducing the main methods of data collection and data analysis as they have been used in past research on social movements. Unlike other volumes, the book offers a practical, how-to approach and not simply a review of the methodological literature. Each author writes on a method they are very familiar with, having used it extensively in their own work. And each chapter presents specific discussions on every stage ofresearch: from research design to data collection and the use of the information gathered. Throughout, research dilemmas and choices are presented, illustrated, and discussed. The volume offers an essential point of references for anyone undertaking research on social movements.

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Social movement studies have grown enormously in the last few decades, spreading from sociology and political science to other fields of knowledge, as varied as geography, history, anthropology, psychology, economics, law and others. With the growing interest in the field, there has been alsoan increasing need for methodological guidan...

Donatella Della Porta is professor of sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute and professor of political science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (on leave of absence). At the EUI, she has launched COSMOS (Consortium on Social Movement Studies). She is now starting a ma...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Donatella della Porta: Social Movement Studies and Methodological Pluralism: An Introduction2. Alice Mattoni: The Potentials of Grounded Theory in the Study of Social Movements3. Claudius Wagemann: Qualitative Comparative Analysis: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Works4. Phillip M. Ayoub, Sophia Wallace, and Chris Zepeda-Millan: Triangulation in Social Movement Research5. Daniel Ritter: Comparative Historical Analysis6. Lorenzo Bosi and Herbert Reiter: Historical Methodologies in Social Movement Research:. Historical Methodologies in Social Movement Research: Archival Research and Oral History7. Philip Balsiger and Alexandre Lambelet: Participant Observation8. Stefan Malthaner: Field Work in the Context of Violent Conflict and Authoritarian Regimes9. Lasse Lindekilde: Discourse and Frame Analysis:In-Depth Analysis of Qualitative Data in Social Movement Research10. Donatella della Porta: In-depth Interviews11. Donatella della Porta: Life Histories12. Donatella della Porta: Focus Groups13. Massimiliano Andretta and Donatella della Porta: Surveying Protestors: Why and How14. Swen Hutter: Protest Event Analysis and Its Offspring15. Manuela Caiani: Social Network Analysis16. Lorenzo Mosca: Methodological Practices in Social Movement Online Research17. Nicole Doerr and Noa Milman: Working with Images18. Stefania Milan: The Ethics of Social Movement Research