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The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

David A. Snow (Editor), Sarah A. Soule (Editor), Hanspeter Kriesi (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-99910-3 December 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 776 Pages

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The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars on an array of topics in the field of social movement studies.

  • Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars
  • Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement studies
  • Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps the field, and helps situate the study of social movements within other disciplines
  • Includes coverage of historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of major social movements
  • Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movements available

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Part I: Introduction.

Part II: Facilitative Contexts And Conditions.

Part III: Field Of Action And Dynamics.

Part IV: Microstructural And Social Psychological Dimensions.

Part V: Consequences And Outcomes.

Part VI: Major Social Movements

“It’s hard to imagine how this volume could be improved. The organizing framework is terrific and the cast of characters is a virtual ‘who’s who’ of social movement scholars. All in all, a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any social movement analyst.”
Doug McAdam, Stanford University <!--end-->

“A comprehensive survey of the current state of the art in Social Movement Studies, and launch pad for future work. Indispensible.”
Colin Barker, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • Contains 29 original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars
  • Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement studies
  • Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps the field, and helps situate the study of social movements within other disciplines
  • Includes coverage of historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of major social movements
  • Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movements available