Anthropology and the Study of Social Movements

  title={Anthropology and the Study of Social Movements},
  author={Ton Salman and Willem Assies},
  • Ton Salman, Willem Assies
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • When Barrington Moore († 2005) in the 1987 book The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt addressed the question of why people at the bottom of society would most often accept their lot, and only in exceptional circumstances take to the barricades, he underscored what anthropologists had been discovering whenever they studied social movements: to understand collective action, the political and “grievances” focuses will not do. It is impossible to analyze social movements if one confines the… CONTINUE READING

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