|Eyerman, Ron / Jamison, Andrew|
A Cognitive Approach
1. Edition January 1991
1991. 192 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-0867-9 - John Wiley & Sons
Social movements are now a popular subject of sociological investigation. This timely book offers a new approach to the study of such movements, integrating American and European approaches. The authors are particularly concerned with the processes which transform groups of individuals into social movements, and which give social movements their active orientation. They examine the success and failure of social movements in comparative terms, comparing different historical periods as well as political cultures.
From the contents
1. Social Movements and Sociology.
2. Social Movements as Cognitive Praxis.
3. Dimensions of Cognitive Praxis.
4. Social Movements and their Intellectuals.
5. A Case Study: The American Civil Rights Movement.
6. Social Movements in Context.