Social Movements (Paperback)

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Social movements around the world have used a wide variety of protest tactics to bring about enormous social changes, influencing cultural arrangements, public opinion, and government policies in the process. This concise yet in-depth primer provides a broad overview of theoretical issues in the study of social movements, illustrating key concepts with a series of case studies. It offers engaging analyses of the protest cycle of the 1960s, the women's movement, the LGBT movement, the environmental movement, right-wing movements, and global social justice movements. Author Suzanne Staggenborg examines these social movements in terms of their strategies and tactics, the organizational challenges they faced, and the roles that the mass media and counter-movements played in determining their successes and failures.

About the Author

Suzanne Staggenborg is Professor of Sociology at University of Pittsburgh.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780197515280
ISBN-10: 0197515282
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 15th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English