ISBN 9781405187640,The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts

The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts


Jeff Goodwin



Blackwell Publishers

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9781405187640

ISBN-10 1405187646


Number of Pages 174 Pages
Language (English)


The Social Movements Reader, Second Edition, provides the most important and readable articles and book selections on recent social movements from around the world.

With selected readings and editorial material this book combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook
Reflects new developments in the study of social movements, both empirical and theoretical
Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field of social movements, which have been edited for the non-technical reader
Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements
Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

About the Author

Jeff Goodwin is Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945–1991 (2001) and Choosing Terror (2010).
James M. Jasper is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written many books, including The Animal Rights Crusade (1992), The Art of Moral Protest (1997), and Getting Your Way(2006).
Together they have edited Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements (with Francesca Polletta) (2001), The Social Movements Reader (2003), Rethinking Social Movements: Structure, Culture, and Emotion (2004), Social Movements: Critical Concepts in Sociology (2007), and The Contexts Reader (2007).