Theorizing Social Movements

Theorizing Social Movements

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Based on over twenty-five years of grassroots research, Theorising Social Movements combines the first full synopsis of social movement theory with a fully integrated account of social movement activity throughout Latin America. The author reveals how social movements change individual and community life in Latin America and assesses their political impact on government policies, citizenship rights and the achievement of democratic rule. Including a specific focus on women's mobilisation, this is a cogent, wide-ranging review of social struggle in Latin more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 19.05mm | 249.48g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745307132
  • 9780745307138

Table of contents

Preface Introduction: Social Movements in Latin America 1. Theories of Social Movements 2. The Sociology of Social Movements 3. The Politics of Social Movements 4. Social Movements and Democratic Transitions Bibliographyshow more

About Joe Foweraker

Brian Dooley is Director of Communications for Public Citizen, a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington DC, and is author of a critical study of Robert Kennedy, published by Keele University Press in 1995. He has worked for the BBC in Africa and for Amnesty International in London, and writes for the British press on US and Irish more

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'Essential reading ... It guides readers through the murky waters of social movement theory and stimulate efforts to develop theories appropriate to Latin America' -- Bulletin of Latin American Researchshow more

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