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The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

Edited by: David Snow (University of California, Irvine), Sarah Soule ( University of Arizona) and Hanspeter Kriesi (University of Zurich)

Series: Blackwell Companions to Sociology

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The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars on an array of topics in the field of social movement studies.

  • Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars.
  • Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement studies.
  • Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps the field, and helps situate the study of social movements within other disciplines.
  • Includes coverage of historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of major social movements.
  • Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movements available.

TopTable of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Part II: Facilitative Contexts And Conditions
Part III: Field Of Action And Dynamics
Part IV: Microstructural And Social Psychological Dimensions
Part V: Consequences And Outcomes
Part VI: Major Social Movements

TopAbout the Author

David A. Snow is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. He is widely published in social movements, and author of, among other books, the award-winning Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People (with Leon Anderson, 1993). He is a former President of both the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the Pacific Sociological Association, and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Sarah A. Soule is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. Her main areas of research are social movements and political sociology. She has published several articles on social movements with a focus on diffusion processes in social movements.

Hanspeter Kriesi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is an internationally renowned scholar and has published numerous journal articles on social movements. He is the author of Political Mobilization and Social Change (1993).


Paperback

Status: Available

US / Canada $44.95
Europe / Rest of World £24.99
Australia / New Zealand A$68.95

ISBN: 9781405175616
ISBN10:


Publication Dates

USA: Aug 2007
Rest of World: Aug 2007
Australia: Aug 2007

Format

244 x 172 mm , 6.75 x 9.75 in

Details

776 pages, 12 illustrations.

Hardback

Status: Available

US / Canada $172.95
Europe / Rest of World £105.00
Australia / New Zealand A$288.95

ISBN: 9780631226697
ISBN10: 0631226699


Publication Dates

USA: Feb 2004
Rest of World: Dec 2003
Australia: Feb 2004

Format

244 x 172 mm , 6.75 x 9.75 in

Details

776 pages, 12 illustrations.