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Note: Every chapter includes: - Conclusion - Discussion Questions - Suggested Readings 1. Introduction The Origins of the Social Movement Defining Social Movements Outline of the Book 2. Theories of Social Movements and Collective Action Collective Behaviour Theory Resource Mobilization and Political Process Theories New Social Movement Theory and Collective Identity New Directions in Social Movement Theory 3. Issues in the Study of Social Movements and Collective Action Movement Emergence: Mobilization and Recruitment Movement Maintenance, Growth, and Decline Movement Outcomes Movements and Media Methods of Social Movement Research 4. The Protest Cycle of the 1960s The Rise, Decline, and Significance of the 1960s Protest Cycle The American Civil Rights Movement The Rise of New Left Student and Anti-War Movements Legacies of the Protest Cycle of the 1960s 5. Indigenous Protest Communities, Bystanders, and Critical Events The Rise of Contemporary Canadian Indigenous Mobilization The White Paper The Constitution Act, 1982 The "Indian Summer" of 1990 Idle No More International Attention and Indigenous Political Parties 6. The Women's Movement Origins of the Second Wave Mobilizing Issues of the Second Wave Feminist Survival among New Generations The Global Women's Movement Maintenance and Growth of the Women's Movement 7. The LGBT Movement Origins of the LGBT Movement LGBT Liberation Struggles for Equal Rights AIDS Activism and Queer Politics Relationship Recognition and Same-Sex Marriage Influences on Movement Strategies and Outcomes 8. The Environmental Movement Origins of the Environmental Movement Mobilizing Support for Environmentalism Debates on the Power and Direction of the Environmental Movement Greenpeace and the Mass Media Green Lobbies and Consumer Boycotts Grassroots Environmentalism and Direct-Action Campaigns 9. Global Movements for Social Justice Origins of the Global Justice Movement Mobilizing Frames, Structures, and Opportunities Movement Strategies and Outcomes 10. Conclusion: Social Movements and Social Change Large-Scale Changes, Grievances, and Opportunities Movement Organization and Strategy

About the Author

Suzanne Staggenborg is professor in and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and the former chair of sociology at McGill University. She has written two books for OUP Canada: The Pro-Choice Movement and the first two editions of Social Movements. She has also published the US version of Social Movements, now in its second edition. Howard Ramos is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. He has published on political sociology, Canadian Aboriginal mobilization, ethnicity and race, immigration, Atlantic Canada, and transnational human rights. He has published many articles and has contributed to several books, including a chapter on Aboriginal protest in the second edition of Social Movements. He is the co-author of Seeing Politics Differently: A Brief Introduction to Political Sociology, also published by Oxford University Press Canada.


"The strength of the text is the efficiency with which it delivers a near encyclopedic breadth of coverage." --Gary Bowden, University of New Brunswick "Social Movements is an excellent anchor for a course on social movements. . . . In the end, it is likely to encourage students to delve deeper and want to read more." --Lesley Wood, York University

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