Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines

Author: Conny Roggeband
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319576488
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book aims to revisit the interdisciplinary roots of social movement studies. Each discipline raises its own questions and approaches the subject from a different angle or perspective. The chapters of this handbook are written by internationally renowned scholars representing the various disciplines involved. They each review the approach their sector has developed and discuss their disciplines’ contributions and insights to the knowledge of social movements. Furthermore, each chapter addresses the "unanswered questions" and discusses the overlaps with other fields as well as reviewing the interdisciplinary advances so far.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements

Author: Donatella Della Porta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199678405
Format: PDF
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The Handbook presents a most updated and comprehensive exploration of social movement research. It not only maps, but also expands the field of social movement studies, taking stock of recent developments in cognate areas of studies, within and beyond sociology and political science. While structured around traditional social movement concepts, each section combines the mapping of the state of the art with attempts to broaden our knowledge of social movements beyond classic theoretical agendas, and to identify the contribution that social movement studies can give to other fields of knowledge.

Social Movements

Author: Paul Almeida
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520290917
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Social Movements cleverly translates the art of collective action and mobilization by excluded groups to facilitate understanding social change from below. Students learn the core components of social movements, the theory and methods used to study them, and the conditions under which they can lead to political and social transformation. This fully class-tested book is the first to be organized along the lines of the major subfields of social movement scholarship—framing, movement emergence, recruitment, and outcomes—to provide comprehensive coverage in a single core text. Features include: use of real data collected in the U.S. and around the world the emphasis on student learning outcomes case studies that bring social movements to life examples of cultural repertoires used by movements (flyers, pamphlets, event data on activist websites, illustrations by activist musicians) to mobilize a group topics such as immigrant rights, transnational movement for climate justice, Women's Marches, Fight for $15, Occupy Wall Street, Gun Violence, Black Lives Matter, and the mobilization of popular movements in the global South on issues of authoritarian rule and neoliberalism With this book, students deepen their understanding of movement dynamics, methods of investigation, and dominant theoretical perspectives, all while being challenged to consider their own place in relation to social movements.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Author: Janet Saltzman Chafetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387362185
Format: PDF, Docs
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During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes, and is shaped, in all arenas of social life, from the most mundane practices of everyday life to those of the most powerful corporate actors. Contemporary understandings of gender emanate from a large community of primarily feminist scholars that spans the gamut of learned disciplines and also includes non-academic activist thinkers. However, while in corporating some cross-disciplinary material, this volume focuses specifically on socio logical theories and research concerning gender, which are discussed across the full array of social processes, structures, and institutions. As editor, I have explicitly tried to shape the contributions to this volume along several lines that reflect my long-standing views about sociology in general, and gender sociology in particular. First, I asked authors to include cross-national and historical material as much as possible. This request reflects my belief that understanding and evaluating the here-and-now and working realistically for a better future can only be accomplished from a comparative perspective. Too often, American sociology has been both tempero- and ethnocentric. Second, I have asked authors to be sensitive to within-gender differences along class, racial/ethnic, sexual preference, and age cohort lines.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Author: Barbara J. Risman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319763334
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.

Health Inequalities

Author: Ullrich Bauer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531156125
Format: PDF, Docs
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Health Inequalities sind ein vielschichtiger und provokanter Gegenstand der aktuellen sozial- und gesundheitswissenschaftlichen Forschung. Einschlägige Befunde zu sozial bedingten gesundheitlichen Ungleichheiten liegen bislang vor allem auf der beschreibenden Ebene vor. Hiernach gilt: Der Schweregrad und die Häufigkeit von Erkrankungen sowie das Risiko des frühzeitigen Todes sind durch soziale Faktoren bestimmt. Unklar aber bleibt auch weiterhin, wie diese Beziehung erklärt werden kann. Die Determinanten und Mechanismen gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit stehen darum im Zentrum des vorliegenden Bandes, der in dieser Form erstmals Beiträge führender Fachvertreter der internationalen Forschung zusammenführt. Erklärende Perspektiven und ihre Konsequenzen werden entlang makro-, meso- und mikroanalytischer Zugänge diskutiert. Der Band ist eine Pflichtlektüre für Wissenschaft und Praxis im Bereich Soziologie, Public Health, Epidemiologie, Gesundheitsförderung und Sozialpolitik.

Die neue radikale Rechte im Vergleich

Author: Michael Minkenberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322833151
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Diese Studie untersucht die Erneuerung des Rechtsradikalismus in den USA, Frankreich und Deutschland. Die neue radikale Rechte resultiert aus dem in den meisten westlichen Demokratien zu beobachtenden Modernisierungsschub sozialen und kulturellen Wandels seit den sechziger Jahren einerseits und in spezifischen Mobilisierungsphasen aus dem in den jeweiligen Ländern vorhandenen politischen und sozialen Kontext andererseits. Sie repräsentiert dabei den rechten Pol einer neuen, quer zu alten Konfliktlinien verlaufenden ideologischen und organisatorischen Polarisierung. Dies stellt eine grundlegend neue Situation dar, in der Rechtsradikalismus wieder anschlußfähig - und damit politikfähig - werden kann. In den USA dominiert eine bewegungsförmige Ausprägung der neuen radikalen Rechten mit christlich-fundamentalistischen und fremdenfeindlichen Tendenzen, in Frankreich die parteiförmige Organisation des Front national mit seinem Konzept einer ethnokulturellen französischen Nation. Das deutsche Szenario ist dagegen durch die Ideologie eines autoritären und völkischen Nationalismus mit einem schwachen Parteiensektor und hoher Militanz und Gewaltbereitschaft am rechten Rand gekennzeichnet. "(...) Michael Minkenberg ist eine beachtliche, empirisch gut unterfütterte Studie gelungen, die sich wohltuend von der oftmals eindimensionalen Rechtsradikalismusforschung abhebt. (...)" Die Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte, März 1999