Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationallyrecognized scholars
Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movementstudies
Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps thefield, and helps situate the study of social movements within otherdisciplines
Includes coverage of historical, political, and culturalcontexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks andparticipation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of majorsocial movements
Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movementsavailable
This second edition of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements features forty original essays from the field. With contributions from both established and ascendant scholars, the Companion seeks to present current research on social movements in all its diversity. It is the most up-to-date, comprehensive volume of social science research on social movements available today.
The essays address: facilitative and constraining contexts and conditions; social movement organizations, fields, and dynamics; strategies and tactics; micro-structural and social psychological dimensions of participation; consequences and outcomes; and various thematic intersections, including the intersection of social movements and social class, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, human rights, globalization, political extremism and more.Offers an illuminating guide to understanding the dynamics and operation of social movements within the modern, global worldCovers a diverse range of topics in the field of social movement studiesOffers original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholarsThe Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is recommended for graduate seminars on social movement and for scholars of social movements worldwide. It is also an excellent text for college and university libraries, especially with graduate programs in the social sciences.