The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

Editor(s): David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631226697

Online ISBN: 9780470999103

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999103

About this Book

The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars on an array of topics in the field of social movement studies.


  • Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars
  • Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement studies
  • Features a valuable introduction by the editors which maps the field, and helps situate the study of social movements within other disciplines
  • Includes coverage of historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and case studies of major social movements
  • Offers the most comprehensive discussion of social movements available

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

    1. Chapter 1

      Mapping the Terrain (pages 3–16)

      David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule and Hanspeter Kriesi

  2. Part II: Facilitative Contexts and Conditions

  3. Part III: Field of Action and Dynamics

  4. Part IV: Microstructural and Social-Psychological Dimensions

  5. Part V: Consequences and Outcomes

  6. Part VI: Major Social Movements

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