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Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics
In Activists beyond Borders, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink examine a type of pressure group that has been largely ignored by political analysts: networks of activists For them influential notExpand
Dynamics of Contention
Part I. What's the Problem?: 1. What are they shouting about 2. Lineaments of contention 3. Comparisons, mechanisms, and episodes Part II. Tentative Solutions: 4. Mobilizations in comparativeExpand
■ Abstract Sociologists have turned to collective identity to fill gaps in resource mobilization and political process accounts of the emergence, trajectories, and impacts of social movements.Expand
“Free spaces” in collective action
L'A. souligne que toute possibilite d'action collective presuppose l'existence d'«espaces libres». Il analyse la notion d'espace libre dont il souligne l'ambiguite. Il examine la relation entreExpand
Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements
Emotions are back. Once at the center of the study of politics, emotions have receded into the shadows during the past three decades, with no place in the rationalistic, structural, andExpand
It was like a fever : storytelling in protest and politics
Activists and politicians have long recognized the power of a good story to move people to action. In early 1960, four black college students sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro,Expand
Freedom is an endless meeting : democracy in American social movements
"Freedom Is an Endless Meeting" offers vivid portraits of American experiments in participatory democracy throughout the twentieth century. Drawing on meticulous research and more than one hundredExpand
“It Was Like A Fever…” Narrative and Identity in Social Protest
Although the 1960 student sit-ins were not nearly as uncoordinated as contemporaneous and subsequent accounts suggested, their repeated characterization in participants' accounts as “spontaneous”Expand
The Sociology of Storytelling
In contrast to the antistructuralist and antipositivist agenda that has animated the “narrative turn” in the social sciences since the 1980s, a more uniquely sociological approach has studied storiesExpand
Contending Stories: Narrative in Social Movements
Study of stories and storytelling in social movements can contribute to our understanding of recruitment that takes place outside formal movement organizations; social movement organizations' abilityExpand