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Protest and Politics
The Promise of Social Movement Societies
Howard Ramos   Kathleen Rodgers  

$45.00 Paperback
Release Date: 5/26/2015
ISBN: 9780774829168    

376 Pages


About the Book

The Tea Party. The Occupy Movement. Idle No More. Around the world, popular social movements are challenging the status quo. Yet most democracies are seeing a decline in voter turnout. Protest and Politics examines this shift in political participation, as well as the blurring of social movements and mainstream politics, through the lens of the social movement society thesis. Analyzing historical and contemporary social movements in Canada in comparison to those in the US and in the transnational sphere, the authors argue that our understanding of the boundaries between politics and protest needs to evolve.

About the Author(s)

Howard Ramos is an associate professor of sociology at Dalhousie University. He researches issues of social justice. He is the co-author, with Karen Stanbridge, of Seeing Politics Differently: A Brief Introduction to Political Sociology and co-author, with Suzanne Staggenborg, of Social Movements (3rd Canadian edition).

Kathleen Rodgers is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa. Her current research areas include political sociology, social movements, and digital media. Her most recent project is focused on indigenous responses to large-scale mining projects. She is the author of Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Promise of Social Movement Societies / Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers

Part 1: Political and Historical Context
1. Reconsidering the Social Movement Society in the New Century / David S. Meyer and Amanda Pullum
2. Evangelical Radio: Institution Building and the Religious Right / Tina Fetner, Allyson Stokes, and Carrie B. Sanders
3. The Social Movement Society and the Human Rights State / Dominique Clément
4. Institutionalization, State Funding, and Advocacy in the Quebec Women's Movement / Dominique Masson

Part 2: State Dynamics and Processes
5. How the State Shapes Social Movements: An Examination of the Environmental Movement in Canada / Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Mabel Ho
6. Immigrant Collective Mobilization and Socio-economic Integration in Canada / Philippe Couton
7. Uncooperative Movements, Militarized Policing, and the Social Movement Society / Lesley Wood

Part 3: How People Participate
8. Social Movement Communities in the Movement Society / Suzanne Staggenborg
9. No to Protests, Yes to Festivals: How the Creative Class Organizes in the Social Movement Society / Judith Taylor
10. Justification and Critique in the Social Movement Society / Jim Conley
11. The Concept of Social Movement and Its Relationship to the Social Movement Society: An Empirical Investigation / David B. Tindall and Joanna L. Robinson

Part 4: Knowledge and Culture
12. Alternative Policy Groups and Global Civil Society: Networks and Discourses of Counter-Hegemony / William K. Carroll
13. Wilderness Revisited: Canadian Environmental Movements and the Eco-Politics of Special Places / Mark C.J. Stoddart
14. Alberta Internalizing Oil Sands Opposition: A Test of the Social Movement Society Thesis / Randolph Haluza-DeLay
Conclusion: What We Can Say about the Promise of Social Movement Societies / Kathleen Rodgers and Howard Ramos



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