The Pro-Choice Movement: Organization and Activism in the Abortion Conflict

Paperback | December 1, 1995

bySuzanne Staggenborg

not yet rated|write a review
In this highly-praised analysis of the controversial pro-choice movement, Suzanne Staggenborg traces the development of the movement from its origins through the 1980s. She shows how a small group of activists were able to build on the momentum created by other social movements of the 1960s towin their cause--the legalization of abortion in 1973--and argues that professional leadership and formal organizational structures, together with threats from the anti-abortion movement and grass-roots support, enabled the pro-choice movement to remain an active force even after their primary goalhad been achieved.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$73.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From Our Editors

'The Pro-Choice Movement provides the most richly detailed and nuanced narrative of the strategies and tactics of prochoice organizations available. It is also one of the first works written by a scholar (rather than an activist, journalist, or freelance writer) chronicling activities of the prochoice movement.'

From the Publisher

In this highly-praised analysis of the controversial pro-choice movement, Suzanne Staggenborg traces the development of the movement from its origins through the 1980s. She shows how a small group of activists were able to build on the momentum created by other social movements of the 1960s towin their cause--the legalization of aborti...

Suzanne Staggenborg is Associate Professor of Sociology at McGill University.

other books by Suzanne Staggenborg

Social Movements
Social Movements

Paperback|Oct 15 2015

$56.86 online$58.95list price
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 0.75 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195089251

ISBN - 13:9780195089257

Customer Reviews of The Pro-Choice Movement: Organization and Activism in the Abortion Conflict

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

'The Pro-Choice Movement provides the most richly detailed and nuanced narrative of the strategies and tactics of prochoice organizations available. It is also one of the first works written by a scholar (rather than an activist, journalist, or freelance writer) chronicling activities of the prochoice movement.'

Editorial Reviews

"The book is meticulous and thoroughly documented....An authoritative history of the people and events associated with reproductive rights....The meticulous detail of the book makes it especially valuable as a historical account. Its theoretical importance and power come from its critique ofthe social movement literature and particularly of the assumptions about organizational structure built into that literature."--The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science