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Social movements : an introduction

Author: Donatella Della Porta; Mario Diani
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donatella Della Porta; Mario Diani
ISBN: 9781405102810 1405102810 9781405102827 1405102829
OCLC Number: 59879653
Description: ix, 345 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The study of social movements: recurring questions, (partially) changing answers --
1.1 Four core questions for social movememnt analysis --
1.2 What is distinctive about social movements? --
1.3 On this book --
2. Social changes and social movements --
2.1 Social structure, political cleavages, and collective action --
2.2 States, markets, and social movements --
2.3 Knowledge, culture, and conflicts --
2.4 Structural transformations, new conflicts, new classes --
2.5 summary --
3. The symbolic dimension of collective action --
3.1 Culture and action: the role of values --
3.2 Culture and action: the cognitive perspective --
3.3 Problems and responses --
3.4 Summary --
4. Collective action and identity --
4.1 How does identity work? --
4.2 Multiple identities --
4.3 Does identity facilitate participation? --
4.4 How is identity generated and reproduced? --
4.5 Summary --
5. Individuals, networks, and participation --
5.1 Why do people get involved in collective action? the role of networks --
5.2 Do networks always matter? --
5.3 Individuals and organizations --
5.4 Individual participation, movement subcultures, and virtual networks --
5.5 Summary --
6. Social movements and organizations --
6.1 Organizational dilemmas in social movements --
6.2 Types of social movement organizations --
6.3 How do social movement organizations change? --
6.4 From movement organizations to social movements networks --
6.5 Summary --
7. Action forms, repertoires, and cycles of protest --
7.1 Protest: a definition --
7.2 Repertoires of action --
7.3 The logics and forms of protest --
7.4 Strategic options and protest --
7.5 Factors influencing repertoire choice --
7.6 The cross --
national diffusion of protest --
7.7 Cycles of protest, protest waves, and protest campaigns --
7.8 Summary --
8. The policing of protest and political opportunities for social movements --
8.1 The policing of protest --
8.2 political institutions and social movements --
8.3 Prevailing strategies and social movements --
8.4 Allies, opponents, and social movements --
8.5 Discursive opportunity and the media system --
8.6 Summary --
9. Social movements and democracy --
9.1 Social movement strategies and their effects --
9.2 Changes in public policy --
9.3 Social movements and procedural changes --
9.4 Social movements and democratic theory --
9.5 Social movements and democratization --
9.6 Summary.
Responsibility: Donatella della Porta and Mario Diani.
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