Social Movements

Social Movements : A Cognitive Approach

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Social movements are now a popular subject of sociological investigation. This timely book offers a new approach to the study of such movements, integrating American and European approaches. The authors are particularly concerned with the processes which transform groups of individuals into social movements, and which give social movements their active orientation. They examine the success and failure of social movements in comparative terms, comparing different historical periods as well as political cultures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 11mm | 296g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745608671
  • 9780745608679
  • 1,894,515

Table of contents

1. Social Movements and Sociology.

2. Social Movements as Cognitive Praxis.

3. Dimensions of Cognitive Praxis.

4. Social Movements and their Intellectuals.

5. A Case Study: The American Civil Rights Movement.

6. Social Movements in Context.

7. Conclusions.



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a Eyerman and Jamison have written a pathbreaking book that simultaneously places previous theories of collective behaviour in sociohistorical perspective while developing their own cognitive approach to social movements.a Choice a Readable and well documented. I would recommend Eyerman and Jamisona s book to all scholars who are interested in social movements.a ANZJS
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About Ron Eyerman

At the time of writing this book,
Ron Eyerman was Senior Lecturer in Sociology and
Andrew Jamison was Senior Lecturer within the Research Policy Institute, both at the University of Lund, Sweden.
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