Players and Arenas

Players and Arenas : The Interactive Dynamics of Protest

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Protest, social movements, strategy, social interaction, players, arenas
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  • Hardback | 322 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 8 black and white; 6 full color.
  • 9089647082
  • 9789089647085

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Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media"as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and players as they interact within the arenas of specific social contexts, the essays show that the main constraints on what protestors can accomplish come not from social and political structures, but from other players with different goals and interests. Through a careful treatment of these situations, this volume offers a new way to approach the role of social protest in national and international politics.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Playing the Game: By James M. Jasper[-][-]Part One: Insiders and Supporters[-][-]Chapter 1: Movement Factions: Players and Processes[-]Francesca Polletta and Kelsy Kretschmer[-][-]Chapter 2: Fractal Arenas: Dilemmas of Style and Strategy in a Brazilian Student Congress[-]Ann Mische[-][-]Chapter 3: Beyond Channeling and Professionalization: [-]Foundations as Strategic Players in Social Movements[-]Ed Walker[-][-]Chapter 4: "Mind the Gap:" Strategic Interaction During Summit Protests[-]Christian Scholl [-][-]Part Two: Market Arenas[-][-]Chapter 5: Corporations as Players and Arenas[-]Philip Balsiger [-][-]Chapter 6: Professions, Social Movements, and the Sovereign Corporations[-]Frank Dobbin and Jiwook Jung[-][-]Chapter 7: The Double Game of Unions and the Labor Movement [-]Ruth Milkman[-][-]Part Three: Experts, Intellectuals, and Media[-][-]Chapter 8: Giving Voice: The Ambivalent Roles of Specific Intellectuals in Immigrant and LGBT Movements[-]Walter Nicholls and Justus Uitermark[-][-]Chapter 9: Playing with Fire: Flame Retardant Activists and Policy Arenas [-]Alissa Cordner, Phil Brown, and Margaret Mulcahy[-][-]Chapter 10: Put Me in, Coach? Referee? Team Owner? Stadium Security?[-]How the News Media Cover Politics, Protest, Movements, and SMOs[-]Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, Amber Celina Tierney[-][-]Chapter 11: When and Why Religious Groups Become Political Players: [-]The "Pro-Life" Movement in Nicaragua[-]Silke Heumann and Jan Willem Duyvendak[-][-]Chapter 12: What the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street Tell Us about Bystander Publics as Proto-Players[-]Hahrie Han and Dara Strolovitch [-] [-]Conclusion: Jan Willem Duyvendak and Olivier Fillieule[-] [-]
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Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest is an important milestone for the ongoing interactionist insurgency in social movement studies. -- Benjamin Lamb-Books, Contemporary Sociology
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About Jan Willem Duyvendak

"" target="_blank">Jan Willem Duyvendak is sociologist at the University of Amsterdam. He has written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's new book series, Protest and Social Movements.|"" target="_blank">James M. Jasper is a sociologist at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has each written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's book series, Protest and Social Movements.
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