Social Movements

Paperback | October 15, 2015

bySuzanne Staggenborg, Howard Ramos

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aNow in its third edition, Social Movements offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the field's historical background and major theories. Key issues are explored in the context of specific social movements and counter movements active within Canada and around the world, showing how thesemovements originate, mobilize participants, and bring about social change.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aNow in its third edition, Social Movements offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the field's historical background and major theories. Key issues are explored in the context of specific social movements and counter movements active within Canada an...

Suzanne Staggenborg is professor in and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and the former chair of sociology at McGill University. She has written two books for OUP Canada: The Pro-Choice Movement and the first two editions of Social Movements. She has also published the US version of Social Movement...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.52 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199013977

ISBN - 13:9780199013975

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Note: Every chapter includes:- Conclusion- Discussion Questions- Suggested Readings1. IntroductionThe Origins of the Social MovementDefining Social MovementsOutline of the Book2. Theories of Social Movements and Collective ActionCollective Behaviour TheoryResource Mobilization and Political Process TheoriesNew Social Movement Theory and Collective IdentityNew Directions in Social Movement Theory3. Issues in the Study of Social Movements and Collective ActionMovement Emergence: Mobilization and RecruitmentMovement Maintenance, Growth, and DeclineMovement OutcomesMovements and MediaMethods of Social Movement Research4. The Protest Cycle of the 1960sThe Rise, Decline, and Significance of the 1960s Protest CycleThe American Civil Rights MovementThe Rise of New Left Student and Anti-War MovementsLegacies of the Protest Cycle of the 1960s5. Indigenous ProtestCommunities, Bystanders, and Critical EventsThe Rise of Contemporary Canadian Indigenous MobilizationThe White PaperThe Constitution Act, 1982The "Indian Summer" of 1990Idle No MoreInternational Attention and Indigenous Political Parties6. The Women's MovementOrigins of the Second WaveMobilizing Issues of the Second WaveFeminist Survival among New GenerationsThe Global Women's MovementMaintenance and Growth of the Women's Movement7. The LGBT MovementOrigins of the LGBT MovementLGBT LiberationStruggles for Equal RightsAIDS Activism and Queer PoliticsRelationship Recognition and Same-Sex MarriageInfluences on Movement Strategies and Outcomes8. The Environmental MovementOrigins of the Environmental MovementMobilizing Support for EnvironmentalismDebates on the Power and Direction of the Environmental MovementGreenpeace and the Mass MediaGreen Lobbies and Consumer BoycottsGrassroots Environmentalism and Direct-Action Campaigns9. Global Movements for Social JusticeOrigins of the Global Justice MovementMobilizing Frames, Structures, and OpportunitiesMovement Strategies and Outcomes10. Conclusion: Social Movements and Social ChangeLarge-Scale Changes, Grievances, and OpportunitiesMovement Organization and Strategy

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"Social Movements is an excellent anchor for a course on social movements. . . . In the end, it is likely to encourage students to delve deeper and want to read more." --Lesley Wood, York University