Collective protest: A critique of resource mobilization theory

@article{Piven1991CollectivePA,
  title={Collective protest: A critique of resource mobilization theory},
  author={Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward},
  journal={International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society},
  year={1991},
  volume={4},
  pages={435-458}
}
Over the last two decades, “resource mobilization” (RM) analysts have emphasized the importance of institutional continuities between conventional social life and collective protest.1 There is much about this interpretation with which we agree. It is a corrective to some of the malintegration (MI) literature in which movements are portrayed as mindless eruptions lacking either coherence or continuity with organized social life. Nevertheless, we shall argue that RM analysts commit a reverse… Expand
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