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Challenging Codes: Collective Action in the Information Age
  • A. Melucci
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1 November 1997
Introduction Part I. Theory of Collective Action: 1. The construction of collective action 2. Conflict and change 3. Action and meaning 4. The process of collective identity Part II. ContemporaryExpand
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Challenging codes: The process of collective identity
Defining collective identity The concept of collective identity was introduced in my previous contributions to the analysis of contemporary social movements (Melucci 1988, 1989, 1994), and hasExpand
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The new social movements: A theoretical approach
lective action in advanced capitalist societies, and to the advent of explosive social conflicts in the societies dependent on them. The difficulties confronting theorists in this area are evidentExpand
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The Playing Self: Person and Meaning in the Planetary Society
Introduction 1. The challenge of the everyday 2. Needs, identity, normality 3. Metamorphosis of the multiple self 4. The inner planet 5. Body as limit, body as message 6. On taking care 7. The abyssExpand
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Individual experience and global issues in a planetary society
This paper examines the main features of the emerging global information society and tries to understand the place of the individual within it. The issue of identity is addressed in its deep,Expand
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Inner Time and Social Time in a World of Uncertainty
This article discusses how inner rhythms and social roles can be kept together and how to pass from one to another without breaking the unity and continuity of one's identity. The author firstExpand
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