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The language of contention : revolutions in words, 1688-2012

Author: Sidney G Tarrow
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the relations between the material and political bases of contentious politics and the construction, diffusion and endurance of contentious language. Beginning with the language of revolution developed from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, it examines contentious language at work, in gender and race relations and in nationalist and ethnic movements. It closes with an examination of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney G Tarrow
ISBN: 9781107036246 1107036240 9781107693289 1107693284
OCLC Number: 834961436
Description: xvii, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Repertoires of contentious language --
Revolutions in words --
Words at work --
Race and rights --
Gender words --
Citizens, boundaries, and nations --
Love and hatred.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Responsibility: Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University.

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This book examines the development of the language of social movements, revolutions and terrorism from the seventeenth century to the present and looks at the impact of events such as 9/11 and  Read more...

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'Classism, racism, sexism. Words, words, words? Revolutions, protests, riots - more words? That master of contentious politics, Sid Tarrow, examines how language constructs (empowers and unites) and Read more...

 
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