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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (31 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405187646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405187640
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 2.3 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 730,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A rich compilation of classical readings on social movement theoryand studies brought together and introduced by two well–knownscholars. Discussion questions, recommended readings, shortbiographies of activists and historical accounts of movements makethis reader an excellent tool in classes on social movements."–– Bert Klandermans, VU University Amsterdam

"Social movements play a crucial role in contemporary society:this rich collection explains why and how they contribute tosocial, cultural and political change." ––Donatella dellaPorta, European University Institute

A rich and diverse introduction to the central puzzles inthe field. This second edition will provide an excellent foundationfor students seeking a deeper understanding of activism, protest,and movements. ––Kenneth T. Andrews, University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Combining the strengths of both a reader and a textbook, thissecond edition of The Social Movements Reader not onlyexpands on the collection of "classic" texts, but also provides themost important and readable articles and book selections on socialmovements from recent decades.

Requiring no prior knowledge about social movements, this newedition includes definitions of key concepts, biographies ofexemplary leaders, new developments in the field, and timelines ofseveral ongoing social movements.

Analysing the specific resources, networks, structures, andenvironments of social movements, as well as the motivatingpsychology, ideas, political debates, emotions, and personal andcollective identities behind them, this is an engaging andilluminating collection for anyone curious about socialmovements.

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This is A Very good book for BSc Policing module The Politics of Protest. The book covered all the requirements needed.
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excellent 3 Jan. 2012
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This is a great book for anyone interested in studying social movements. Each chapter addresses a different characteristic of social movements such as "When and Why do Social Movements Occur?" (Part II) and "How Are Movements Organized?" (Part VI). This book is used in many sociology classrooms and I am personally using it as reference for my Master's thesis.
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Excellent textbook 3 Jan. 2013
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This book is excellent for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in social movements.
It has a wide variety of topics, and addresses everything from why people join social movements to why they fail.
Well written, well researched, comprehensive coverage.
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I purchased several books on social movements. I liked this one the best. It provided a great overview of BOTH theory AND case-studies of the most of the major social movements. And complex concepts were explained clearly and simply--not a lot of jargon.
yet another text book... 30 Jan. 2013
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sold it back to Amazon. For a text book, it was pretty interesting, but not something we'd read for pleasure or keep on our bookshelf for reference.
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