This expanded second edition of Tilly's widely acclaimed 2004 book brings this analytical history of social movements fully up to date. Tilly and Wood cover such recent topics as immigrants' rights, new media technologies, anti-Olympic organizing in China, new mobilizations against the Iraq War, and the role of bloggers and Facebook in social movement activities. Coverage of these and other recent events serve to expand further the book's seminal theorizing and conceptualization of how social movements grew from eighteenth-century Europe to eventually fuel popular movements all over the world.
About the Author
Charles Tilly was Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at ColumbiaUniversity, and is the author of fifty earlier books. He recently coauthored, withSidney Tarrow, Contentious Politics (Paradigm 2006). Lesley J. Wood is Assistant Professor of Sociology at York University. Her workon globalization and social movements has been published as book chapters andin the journals Mobilization and the Journal o f World Systems Research. She iscurrently working on a monograph about diffusion and direct action tactics.