The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
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Comprehensive, authoritative, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements contains over 400 entries across three volumes, exploring social and political movements and related collective phenomena throughout the world. Brings together a prestigious editorial team drawn from ten countries and from across four disciplines Covers a broad range of historical and modern topics reflecting significant social and political changes from the French revolution, to the Chinese Communist Revolution, the global women s movement, to the Arab Spring, and from the American civil rights movement to contemporary environmentalism Organized, authored and edited by leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing Available online or as a three-volume print set, structured in a user-friendly A-Z format 3 Volumes www.socialmovementsencyclopedia.com
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  • Hardback | 1544 pages
  • 180 x 252 x 98mm | 2,986g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1405197730
  • 9781405197731
  • 2,050,396

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Non-institutionalized collective action is such a conspicuous feature of today's social landscape, exemplified by recent events in the Arab world, that a day rarely goes by in which the news does not refer to a social movement or protest activity. The study of these movements is important on many levels, especially in the greater understanding it offers of the social worlds in which they emerge and operate. This Encyclopedia delivers a comprehensive, authoritative, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date reference work, filled with examples, key perspectives, concepts, relevant research methodologies, and scholarly insights on social and political movements across the entire globe.



The Encyclopedia comprises over 400 entries, in a user-friendly A-Z format within a three-volume print set, and it will be simultaneously available online. The coverage is broad-based, and reflects major social and political movements and related collective phenomena throughout segments of history and across the world: from the Anti-Slavery Movement, to the Tiananmen student movement, to the Arab Spring. This work brings together a team of leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing. As you would expect from a resource in this field, the contributor team spans several disciplines and brings together scholars from over ten countries. The result is both an invaluable, interdisciplinary reference and a springboard for students and scholars who want to learn about specific social and political movements, and the various concepts, perspectives, and methodologies used to analyze those movements.
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"Overall this is a fine start for a work that encompasses such a vast number of insights and so much analysis. Watching the expansion of the knowledge base in future editions will be interesting. Index at end of the third volume. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty." (Choice, 1 July 2013)"Political scientists, sociologists, as well as students in other academic disciplines should find this book of enormous value." (Library Journal, 1 April 2013)
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Overall this is a fine start for a work that encompasses such a vast number of insights and so much analysis. Watching the expansion of the knowledge base in future editions will be interesting. Index at end of the third volume. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty. (Choice, 1 July 2013) Political scientists, sociologists, as well as students in other academic disciplines should find this book of enormous value. (Library Journal, 1 April 2013)
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About David A. Snow

David A. Snow is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, where he also serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Citizen's Peacebuilding. He is the author of The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Social Movements (with Sarah Soule and Hanspeter Kriesi, 2004), Social Movements: Readings on Their Emergence, Mobilization, and Dynamics (with Doug McAdam, 2009), and A Primer on Social Movements (with Sarah Soule, 2010). Professor Snow was the 2008 recipient of the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Lee Founders Award for career contributions to the study of social problems. Donatella della Porta lectures at the European University Institute, Florence, and directs the ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy: Democratization processes and the mobilization of civil society . She is the co-author of Social Movements: An Introduction (with Mario Diani, 2006); Europeanization and Social Movements (with Manuela Caiani, 2009); and Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States (with Manuela Caiani and Claudius Wagemann, 2012); and editor of Democracy in Social Movements (2009); Another Europe (2009). In 2011, Professor della Porta was awarded the Mattei Dogan Prize for political sociology. Bert Klandermans is Professor in Applied Social Psychology at the VU University of Amsterdam. He is Director of the research program Social Conflict and Change. He is the editor and co-author of Methods of Social Movement Research (with Suzanne Staggenborg, 2002) and Extreme Right Activists in Europe (with Nonna Mayer, 2006). He also co-edited the Handbook of Social Movements across Disciplines (with Conny Roggeband, 2007). In 2011/2012 he was President of the International Society of Political Psychology. In 2009 he received a Royal Award for his efforts to link science and society. Doug McAdam is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University. He is widely credited as one of the pioneers of the political process model in social movement analysis. His publications include Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970 (1982), Freedom Summer (1988), Dynamics of Contention (with Sid Tarrow and Charles Tilly, 2001), and Putting Social Movements in their Place: Explaining Opposition to Energy Projects in the United States, 2000-2005 (with Hilary Boudet, 2012).
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