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The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture: The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture


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Protesting Gender: The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy

Protesting Gender: The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anna Lavizzari
December 19, 2019

Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Italy among political activists of the LGBTIQ movement and the traditionalist movement during the "anti-gender" campaign, this book provides a dynamic picture of their sustained interactions. Through an analysis of the contentious strategies, discourses, and...

Social Stratification and Social Movements: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

Social Stratification and Social Movements: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sabrina Zajak, Sebastian Haunss
December 18, 2019

This volume addresses the contested relationship between social stratification and social movements in three different ways: First, the authors address the relationship between social stratification and the emergence of protest mobilization. Second, the texts look at social stratification and...

When Citizens Talk About Politics

When Citizens Talk About Politics

1st Edition

Clare Saunders, Bert Klandermans
August 02, 2019

This book offers novel insights into the way in which people talk about politics across various countries. Drawing on focus groups research in nine countries, including ‘mature’ democracies, post-communist ‘new’ democracies and post-authoritarian ‘new’ democracies, it offers comparative reflection...

Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain: The 15M Movement

Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain: The 15M Movement

1st Edition

Benjamín Tejerina, Ignacia Perugorría
January 31, 2019

The year 2011 marked the emergence of a series of mobilizations of the indignant that spread like wildfire around the world—from the Arab Spring to Europe, and soon afterwards to Occupy Wall Street, the Spanish 15M was pivotal to the transnational diffusion of protest. This volume analyzes the...

Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance, and the State

Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance, and the State

1st Edition

Hank Johnston
January 29, 2019

This volume probes the intersections between the fields of social movements and nonviolent resistance. Bringing together a range of studies focusing on protest movements around the world, it explores the overlaps and divergences between the two research concentrations, considering the dimensions of...

Activating China: Local Actors, Foreign Influence, and State Response

Activating China: Local Actors, Foreign Influence, and State Response

1st Edition

Setsuko Matsuzawa
January 23, 2019

This book examines the effects of the transnational social and environmental advocacy of foreign NGOs in China. Based on three case studies, including China’s first participatory development project, its first successful case of transnational anti-dam activism, and its first national park project,...

Radical Left Movements in Europe

Radical Left Movements in Europe

1st Edition

Magnus Wennerhag, Christian Fröhlich, Grzegorz Piotrowski
January 17, 2019

When the Iron Curtain lifted in 1989, it was seen by some as proof of the final demise of the ideas and aspirations of the radical left. Not many years passed, however, before the critique of social inequalities and capitalism was once again a main protest theme of social movements. This book...

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education: Struggles and Power Relations within English and Italian Universities

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education: Struggles and Power Relations within English and Italian Universities

1st Edition

Lorenzo Cini
December 10, 2018

Drawing on neo-institutionalist and social movement approaches, this book analyses the impact that recent student mobilizations have brought about within Italian and English universities in terms of student services, curriculum organization, and governance structures. Arguing that the university...

Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective: The Politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy

Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective: The Politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy

1st Edition

Marcel Paret, Carin Runciman, Luke Sinwell
October 18, 2018

From the Arab Uprising, to anti-austerity protests in Europe and the US Occupy Movement, to uprisings in Brazil and Turkey, resistance from below is flourishing. Whereas analysts have tended to look North in their analysis of the recent global protest wave, this volume develops a Southern...

Social Movements and Organized Labour: Passions and Interests

Social Movements and Organized Labour: Passions and Interests

1st Edition

Jürgen R. Grote, Claudius Wagemann
August 13, 2018

This book is about the building of alliances and about joint activities between two groups of social movement actors ascribed increasing relevance for the functioning and the eventual amendment of democratic capitalism. The chapters provide a well-balanced mix of theoretical and empirical accounts...

Economic Crisis and Mass Protest: The Pots and Pans Revolution in Iceland

Economic Crisis and Mass Protest: The Pots and Pans Revolution in Iceland

1st Edition

Jon Gunnar Bernburg
April 27, 2018

Although the triggering effect of economic crises on revolt is a classic sociological topic, crises have until recently mostly triggered large-scale collective action in developing countries. The antigovernment protests that occurred in several European countries in the aftermath of the global...

Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan: Re-emerging from Invisibility

Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan: Re-emerging from Invisibility

1st Edition

David Chiavacci, Julia Obinger
March 07, 2018

This book explores social movements and political activism in contemporary Japan, arguing that the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident marks a decisive moment, which has led to an unprecedented resurgence in social and protest movements and inaugurated a new era of civic engagement. Offering fresh...

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